First – It’s my birthday, so Happy Birthday to me! It is ok to send me gifts. ;-Q
The rule with USB drives, as we all know, is it will not plug in until the third try. Joe Soucheray of Garage Logic fame has a similar rule known as the “50/50/90 Rule.” Basically, any time you have a 50/50 chance, you are 90% likely to choose the wrong answer. The USB Third Try Rule extends on that concept. The new USB C connector supposedly fixes that problem by allowing the connector to work in either position. It still takes three tries for some reason.
The image below explains the science behind this phenomenon. Pretty sure this is related to quantum mechanics, quantum physics, quantum computing, and Schrodinger’s frickin’ cat. Basically, this is why anti-gravity boots don’t work.