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Murphy was not a myth. Who knew? -- Marc Abrahams, Editor Annals of Improbable Research

A hilarious work of non-fiction, A History of Murphy's Law probes the mystery surrounding the origins of one of the world's most well known statements of philosophy: Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong. While writing an article for an aviation history magazine, author Nick T. Spark lear
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Paperback, 68 pages
Published May 21st 2006 by Periscope Film
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Thomas Davis
Mar 02, 2016 Thomas Davis rated it it was amazing
This is a truly funny and insightful book about the origins of Murphy's Law, and whether there ever was a real person named "Murphy". It's also a really interesting look at the weaving of the cloth that we call the historical record, and how sometimes a stitch or two (or ten) are dropped. The book suggests that Murphy's Law originated at Edwards Air Force Base as part of a flight research program involving rocket sleds, test pilots, and a West Point trained engineer named (you guessed it) Ed ...more
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