Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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


I was playing a new game of Words with Friends. I was given the usual random 7 letters and my name came together in order, KAREN. Unless the game is programmed to do that and I don't think it is, I found those odds of that happening pretty remote. I do have a screen shot somewhere. I have another to share. I was listening to oldies music one morning on a run when for the first time in 35 years I understood the lyrics to this one verse in the chorus of this song.

coincidence or meaning

Hi, four year ago on the 12th of july my brother stanley died . When we were sorting out the funeral and going through his belongings with his wife we found my mothers death certificate and realised she also died on the 12th of july. We thought there was some meaning and consoled ourselves with that. About a week or so later myself and my natural sister were out at the graveyard where my aunties, uncles and grandparents are buried. All of a sudden while looking at my grandmothers gravestone and noticed the date which was also the 12th of july.


This year, my birthday and those of my partner and sons are all on the same day of the week, even though the dates are spread throughout the year.

Vandal with same name as my daughter

My daughter is called Effie. Our garage is located in a lane some way away from our house in a long line of garages. The garage door was recently defaced with graffiti, and was the only garage door in the lane that this happened to. The vandal's tag was Effy. The bairn can hardly hold a crayon, I am pretty sure she is not the culprit.

All the women in my life...

My mother, my ex-wife and my wife all share a birthday - May 30 (different years of course). How spooky is that?

Mother Mary Tatoo

I am 53 years old & recently got Two Tattoos' . Maria ( After my wife ) & Mia ( After my Grand Daughter ). I am a great believer in the Mother Mary and have been researching images of her , for my next and final tattoo. I eventually found the image that i wanted and decided to ask friends that have had Tattoos , to recommend me a very good Tattoo artist . Three artists were recommend to me and i was considering visiting them in due course .

A song for Caroline

My sister Caroline died a week ago. Since then I have been in daily contact with the husband who survives her, Digby. Yesterday he sent me an email explaining that he had found a piece of music that he intended to play at Caroline's funeral, and the story behind the choice. The music is the background to an advertisement for a building society, which he said had played regularly in recent weeks, and how it had grown to have a special meaning for the pair of them, while he was visiting her in hospital.

3 Generations of women die.

3 Generations of women in one family die on November 29...but different years. My great grandmother, my grandmother and my mother. All died on November 29. All had health issues to some degree...all involving the heart and kidneys.

New housemate (chosen at random) is twin sister of my ex's new girlfriend

I live in London and recently moved out of my houseshare. We advertised my room on and got a number of applicants. We chose someone to move in, who we didn't know and didn't have much information about beyond her profile. While helping her unpack, and chatting, we realised we had both previously lived in a different major city in the UK. In the same area. Then we found out we knew some of the same people. And then we found out that her twin sister is now going out with my ex.


My husband, my mom, and my cousin on my dad's side share athe same birthday, January 2. My son and I were born on the same date too March 28. I am the only female in the U.S with my name.