Why the Toast Always Lands Butter Side Down

Why the Toast Always Lands Butter Side Down The Science of Murphy's Law

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Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781845291242
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Robinson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 500
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 222g
Height: 129mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 17mm