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Dr. Gumperson’s common life mysteries
By Byron McNutt

GUMPERSON’S LAW accounts for the fact that you can throw a burnt match out the window of your speeding car and start a forest fire, while you can use two boxes of matches and an entire edition of this newspaper without being able to start a fire under the dry logs in your fireplace.

Dr. Gumperson served as a consultant to the armed services during World War II and evolved the procedure whereby the more a recruit knew about a certain subject, the better chance he had of receiving an assignment involving some other vital skill.

The law, stated simply, is that the contradictory of

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 10:29 AM

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