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Edward A. Murphy was an engineer working on Air Force Project MX981 in 1949, designed to see how much sudden deceleration a person can stand in a crash.

One day, after finding that a transducer was wired wrong, he cursed the technician responsible and said, "If there is any way to do it wrong, he’ll find it."

The contractor’s project manager kept a list of "laws" and added this one, which he called

Murphy’s Law.

We know it better today as "if anything can go wrong, it will."

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