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Class 4C | 21st Nov 2008 | 一般, 家庭, 新聞, 說書, 感覺, 朋友 | (351 Reads)

莫非定律,不知你聽過有沒有?

本書是以科學的角度來闡釋一些有趣現象的發生,你也許會經歷過,或許你也能寫出不下於十個這樣的定律,讓你也看看這本書吧,當中真的涉及不少好像很難解釋的故事!

由於這書是英文寫的,我也只好筆錄那些有趣的例子好了:

- Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong. What even can't go wrong, will go wrong

- You cannot stop the love affair between pasta sauce and a white shirt

- Used batteries are attracted to new batteries

- Between one room and the next the memory is wiped

- Nothing works when people watch

- You remember the face, but the name evades you

- When your hands are tied, your nose itches

- If a problem causes many meetings, the meetings eventually become more important than the problem. A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking

- We forget our pleasures, we remember our sufferings

- Your queue always goes slowest

- Whatever you buy, the day after the guarantee runs out, it snaps

- Campfire smoke always blows in your face

「莫非定律」講的正是你我的尷尬,騷的正是你我共同的癢處!

 

莫非定律是關於事情如何出錯的幽默規則,簡練地揭露了人生的不順遂背後顛撲不破的真理。一切從莫非定律第一條發展出來:會出錯的事,一定出錯。(If something can go wrong, it will.)莫非定律誕生於1949年,以Edward A. Murphy(生於1917年)命名,他是愛德華空軍基地的工程師,從事人類對加速度承受能力的實驗。他發現同仁總是會把加速計的固定器裝反,因而脫口而出他的觀察。這句名言被受試者在記者會上引述,很快在航太工程研究者之間散播開來,並陸續有人加上新的法則。直到1958年,「莫非定律」正式被列入韋氏字典(Webster’s Dictionary)。但是莫非本人從未發表過莫非定律,這點倒是蠻符合莫非定律的。 

Murphy's law is an adage in Western culture that broadly states, "if anything can go wrong, it will." It is also cited as: "If there's more than one possible outcome of a job or task, and one of those outcomes will result in disaster or an undesirable consequence, then somebody will do it that way"; "Anything that can go wrong, will," the similar "Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong," or, "Whatever can go wrong will go wrong, and at the worst possible time, in the worst possible way." In a less dramatic fashion, the law can be expressed as "Anything that has a probability of happening greater than 0 can and will happen.

For more information, you may vist this site:-

http://www.murphys-laws.com/

 


[1]

Thank you to share,emotion有空也到 我的新浪博客 坐吧!

Poseidon
[引用] | 作者 Poseidon | 22nd Nov 2008 | [舉報垃圾留言]

[2] Re: Poseidon
Poseidon :
Thank you to share,有空也到 我的新浪博客 坐吧!

Poseidon,

It is a good book, nice to read!

Calvin


[引用] | 作者 Calvin | 22nd Nov 2008 | [舉報垃圾留言]

[3]

係呀...我讀催眠都有講類似的事情~~

Dozy
[引用] | 作者 Dozy | 25th Nov 2008 | [舉報垃圾留言]

[4] Re: Dozy
Dozy :
係呀...我讀催眠都有講類似的事情~~

Dozy,

你為何會讀催眠的書,為興趣?
我也看過一本書名為"前世今生"!

Calvin


[引用] | 作者 Calvin | 25th Nov 2008 | [舉報垃圾留言]