Why the Toast Always Lands Butter Side Down etc

Why the Toast Always Lands Butter Side Down etc

Description

The frustrating component of life known as Murphy's (or

Sod's) Law is no respecter of persons. The more you are

desperate for things to go right, the more they go wrong. But,

is that really the case, and, if so, is there a rational explanation?

So: when you drop the toast how do you know it will land

butter-side down? Why does the queue you're in always go

slowest? That tune you hate - isn't it the one you can't get out

of your head? However odd it seems, there is generally a

scientific explanation. Much of Murphy's Law stems from the

way the mind works - its physical limitations, evolutionary

biases and social impressionability. In this fascinating book,

popular-science presenter Richard Robinson teases out the

answers, accessibly and entertainingly.

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