Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

January 10th

My birthday is January 10th 1951. On January 10th 2011 my mother died at approx. 4 o'clock in the morning, and then on January 10th 2014 my father died at approx. 3.30 in the morning.

10th January

My birthday is January 10th 1951. My mother died on 10th January 2011 at approx. 4 am. My father died on January 10th 2014 at 3.30am.

8 family members born on the same day diffrent years

me and my sister are born the same day exactly a year apart to the day and its our grandmothers birthday along with three cuosion's and my great great aunts birthday and my great great great grand fathers birthday

ALIG8R Number-plate

Taking my four year old Grand-daughter to play group in Auckland today we said, "See you later alligator. In a while crocodile." as we left for the short two min drive. Pulling out onto the main road the car in front had the number-plate ALIG8R! Personalised number-plates are quite common in New Zealand.

Cross-border coincidence

Several years ago I lived and worked in Zambia, having lived in the UK my entire life before that. While I was there I briefly worked on a magazine with a Zambian woman who had never lived or worked in the UK. </p> <p>Three or so years after I returned to the UK I arranged to meet a friend in a cafe in London. I had never been to the cafe before though it was close to my office. While there I realised that I recognised someone. It turned out to be my old colleague and friend from Zambia. She had - unbeknownst to me - moved to the UK to complete her Masters.

Connection to 2 people with the same name and job

I work on a project in collaboration with Prof Alison Smith, a plant biologist at the John Innes Centre in Norwich ( A friend of mine rents a property owned by Prof Alison Smith, a plant biologist at the University of Cambridge ( Same name, same job, same title, but different people!

My dog Happy died exactly 10 years from the day we got her on Decmber 16th which was my parent's wedding anniversary

We got my dog Happy on December 16,1967 on my parent's wedding anniversary and Happy died on December 16,1977 when she ran in front of my dad when he was driving into the garage while returning from the hospital after being seriously ill. Still miss Happy!

A number of coincidences

Quite often, when talking to people, I find that we share a number of similar experiences (or coincidences). Things like having lived in the same places, been to the same school or college, having family in the same towns, having the same interests or knowing the same people. I have also bumped into old school friends in places like Nairobi airport.

Thinking about someone when they die x 3

I'm sure these are just coincidences, but it feels weird. This morning my friend's brother Craig died. Oddly, I was thinking about Craig this morning. He's someone I hardly ever see (once a year perhaps, maximum) and not someone I'm close to, but a chain of thoughts triggered me to think of him for some time. Last year my uncle died. I had only seen him a couple of times in the previous decade and could count on one hand the number of times I'd thought of him in previous years.

I have lots of them<br /> I have a friend and are lives have similar birthdays and other events ie his father and my sister have the same birthday his sister and my nephew have the same birthday my son and his nephew have the same birthdsy his mom and my son in law have the same birthday his grandma and my grandma died the same day 10 years apart and they face each other in th same cemetary my parents and his parents have the same first initials my son and his brother and my friend and his brother have the same names crazy or what<br />