Hillarious Murphy’s Laws in Engineering

This is a law that involves no math at all.

We’re positive that these are the most ironic, hilarious and funniest Murphy’s laws that engineers experienced.

This law is not at all an engineering principle or even a scientific one, but Murphy’s Law applies so well with engineers. The Murphy’s Law is generally expressed as “If anything can go wrong, it will.” A popular adage, it is originally “If there are two or more ways to do something, and one of those ways can result in a catastrophe, then someone will do it.”

It got its name from an engineer from the US Air Force named Edward A. Murphy Jr., who, in 1947, was doing a rocket-sled experiment, only to find out that all 16 accelerator instruments were installed wrongly. It was Murphy who observed it, thus the name.

Mr. Murphy. Source: The Star

Many versions of Murphy’s Laws have been written in different concepts and fields and engineering, of course, also have its own laws.  These are unfortunate incidents where the wrong just favors us in the most unexpected circumstances.

Law of Mechanical Repair

“After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you’ll have to pee.”

Hilarious Murphy’s laws (Source: Pinterest)


Law of Gravity

“Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.”

Hilarious Murphy’s laws (Source: gettingbestprice)


Law of Probability

“The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.”

Hilarious Murphy’s laws (Source: Imgur)

Law of Variation

“If you change lines (supermarket or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now.”

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Hilarious Murphy’s laws (Source: Middle School Movie)

Law of Biomechanics

“The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.”

Hilarious Murphy’s laws (Source: 1000 awesome things)

The Coffee Law

“As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.”

Hilarious Murphy’s laws (Source: Imgur)

Law of the Result

“When you try to prove to some that a machine won’t work, it will.”

Source: Giphy

It’s funny how all of these are true, and engineers must be laughing their asses off right now. Do you know any other Murphy’s Laws that apply to engineers?

Frank Taylor

Australian living in sunny Dubai. Chemical engineer, writer, blogger and social good enthusiast. I'm on Twitter @FrankTaylor90

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Hillarious Murphy’s Laws in Engineering

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