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    14 of Murphys least know laws.

    1. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

    2. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.

    3. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

    4. Those who live by the sword, get shot by those who don't.

    5. Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

    6. The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

    7. If you lined up all the cars in the world end to end, someone would be stupid enough to try to pass them, five or six at a time,on a hill, in the fog.

    8. If the shoe fits, get another one just like it.

    9. The things that come to those who wait will be the things left by those who got there first.

    10. Flashlight: A metal tube used to store dead batteries.

    11. The shin bone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.

    12. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.

    13. When you go to Court, you are putting yourself in the hands of 12 people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    4. Those who live by the sword, get shot by those who don't.
    Reference Indiana Jones...

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    5. Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
    Hey!

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    7. If you lined up all the cars in the world end to end, someone would be stupid enough to try to pass them, five or six at a time,on a hill, in the fog.
    Yup. Done that...

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    8. If the shoe fits, get another one just like it.
    I usually buy my sneakers at costco 3 boxes at a time...

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    12. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
    Too true...
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    #1 and #6 are great
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post

    11. The shin bone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.
    I normally use my little toe... it's more efficient and generally guaranteed to work - every time..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    10. Flashlight: A metal tube used to store dead batteries.
    I thought it was the remote control for the TV.
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    8. If the shoe fits, get another one just like it.
    I don't think I'd like 2 left or 2 right shoes.
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    Some Others

    Nagler's Comment on the origin of Murphy's Law:
    Murphy's Law was not propounded by Murphy, but by another man of the same name.

    1. Almost anything is easier to get into than to get out of.

    2. If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

    3. There is nothing so small that it can't be blown out of proportion.

    4. If people listened to themselves more often, they would talk less.

    5. In every work of genius we recognize our rejected thoughts.

    6. If you consult enough experts you can confirm any opinion.

    7. The workbench is always untidier than the last time.

    8. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism, to steal from many is research.

    9. Never do card tricks for the group you play poker with.

    10. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

    11. You can't push on a rope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Mooney View Post
    10. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
    A variation: Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
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