Scientists finally prove the existence of Murphy’s First Law
Created on Thursday, 22 September 2011 Written by rmansfield
Scientists at the remote field centre in Lochranza, Arran have today announced a final definitive proof of the (until now theoretical) Murphy's Law. A member of the field staff was on hand to explain that "everything that could go wrong, did!" Members of the Royal Society have since been summoned to confirm the discovery and decide what mankind is to do with this newfound knowledge.
It was early on the morning of the 21st of September that a group of intrepid young scientists set out to launch a sonde. Unbeknownst to them they were about to make one of the key discoveries of the early 21st century. Initial attempts to launch the balloon proved futile with issues arising in the structural integrity of the sonde. Kate, the member of staff responsible, was heard commenting that "it just came off in my hand!" Subsequent launches were thwarted by effects as diverse as wedding rings, low lying vegetation and questionable knot tying.
After four failed launches, three failed sondes, a whole bottle of helium and at least half a dozen cases of hypothermia the morning launch was cancelled and the participants returned crestfallen. It was only after later analysis that it was discovered they had inadvertently proved one of the most hotly debated theories of the modern age. The next stage is to prove the colliery "If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something." With a successful sonde sent up this lunchtime researchers are hoping for a result soon.