Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

Professor David Spiegelhalter of Cambridge University wants to know about your coincidences!

Hospital patient

In 1981 I was working on a urology ward as an auxiliary nurse I got a patient out of the bath it was his second time on the ward but his visit was one year later from his first. He explained to me he had come out in a rush and only managed to pick up a small towel, so I went to see if the linen trolley had arrived that morning with new sheets and occasionally it would have a towel. I picked a towel up and took it back to the patient who gasped and said that was his towel that he had lost a year earlier.

People Coincidences.

Very often a random person comes into my could be a relative or a past, or current friend or acquaintance...someone I do not normally think about. Very soon after this...they either get in touch or I hear news about them. Example 1..My Sister in Law fosters several children and also has children of her own. Last night I asked my wife how one of the kids were I thought about Her..out of all of the extended family. Within two minutes our phone rang to let us know She had been rushed to hospital. Example 2...More and more when I unconsciously think of a person I

Password Coincidence

I use a 6 digit and 2 letter password as my general password I use for all of my logins, e.g. 664544TJ Today creating an account with a company for the first time. I was calling from Australia and the phone operator was in the Philippians and she randomly generated a password for my new account. It was exactly the same as my general password 664544TJ.

Two men killed together in WWII, their grandchildren date the same girl.

My grandfather, a Sergeant, was killed April 13, 1945 in Germany. Their platoon was ambushed by the Germans while on a scouting mission. He and his Captain took cover in a ditch and returned fire while most of the other troops were able to escape. One other soldier was killed and some were taken prisoner. My Grandfather and his Captain stood up and sprayed machine gun fire to cover the platoon, knowing they had no chance of escape. They were found the next day dead, embracing eachother.<br /> My brother dated a girl in High School in 1987 in New York who was from the Philippines.

Father hears son's trauma 1,200 miles away

One day I got a phone call from my girlfriend. Her dog had bit her on the mouth, and she was at the hospital. With difficulty, in a distorted voice, she described the disfiguring, bloody injury to her lips. I was shocked and saddened. I drove to the hospital and then comforted her while a plastic surgeon repaired her mangled lips.

Funny test resualt

I learn at a special math program . last year I have done an important test and after I did it I felt that I am going to get a 100(perfect score in Israel) . When i got the results I was surprised to see that I got a low grade , when I looked well I saw my name on the grade but I noticed that the ID number did not match my. After I talked with the secretary I discoverd that there is another kid named just like me and has a similar ID number that what has caused the test mixing. I am shore the other kid was upset to know that his grade was quite lower.

Many coincidences

Currently going through a divorce i met my new partner and the following coincidences have been this unusual? I share the same christian name as partners deceased wife. Partner has same christian name as my son. Partners son and my ex husband have exactly the same birthday My house has been on the market for two years and legally completed on the anniversary of partners wifes death My surname has 5 letters my partners has 4 of which 3 of these letters match

Printed email address

Over the years I lost touch with a dear friend , I tried the internet with no luck. One day I sent out a printer to be repaired and when I got it back, it had on the paper tray, a couple of sheets of recycled paper the technician probably used to test it out. On one of those I found the email address of my long lost friend.

Meetings at Mainz and Manchester

On the platform at Mainz station in Germany I had a brief chat with a stranger; a week later I was registered at Manchester University, and there he was registering next to me.

The same birthday

My birthday is the same as my partner's father's, 50 years apart.