We all know Murphy's Law, which states that anything that can go wrong, will. But did you know that the esteemed Mr. Murphy didn't stop there and later identified, for mankind's benefit, a variety of other laws? Here, then, as a public service, are Murphy's Ten Lesser Known 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. Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
5. The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% proabability you'll get it wrong.
6. The things that come to those who wait will be the things left by those who got there first.
7. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat all day, drinking beer.
8. Flashlight: A metal tube used to store dead batteries.
9. Shin bone: A device for finding furniture in a dark room.
10. A fine is a tax for doing something wrong. A tax is a fine for doing something right.
And, finally, one bonus law:
11. When you go into court, you are putting yourself in the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.