Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

Furniture removal

I was given a white second-hand chest of drawers by my mother-in-law which i decided to paint a stencil design of tulips on. I used it for a couple of years but then gave it to a friend of mine. This friend who lived quite near me moved about 170 miles away. After I separated from my husband I decided to move to the area she now lived in and was allocated a council house in a nearby village. I became friendly with my next door neighbour who one day showed me her decorated bedroom. In the bedroom was the chest of drawers!.

Are They Really Coincidences(2)

Carrying on from earlier post. Went out this afternoon (9 Oct.) on my normal cycle ride (for exercise) I do around 10-12 miles each day along a variety of different routes. Today I was out west of the town along quiet country lanes (nicer to ride as no traffic). On way back around 5 miles from town -- yep, that silver Mercedes..

Are They Really Coincidences ?

My mother never believed in coincidence and often talked about these things that others referred to as coincidence as just normal life but sadly I did not really take much notice until recent years, as I've reached middle age - and thought more about the meaning of life etc. as I suppose one does at this time.

I was Born This Way on this day.

I was born on August 10, 1977, 6 days before Elvis died. Madonna turned 19 on this day. My Grandmother died on my birthday when I turned 25. (Madonna was 19 and I was 25. Like 6 years difference and like 6 days apart from Elvis was me.) My grandmother also died 5 minutes after the time I was born on August 10, 2002. I've always felt the connection to famous musicians. My grandmothers birthday was March 28th. Lady Gaga birthday is this same day as my grandmothers and I feel we live a parallel life. I have made over 25 other discovery about Lady Gaga and me.

Same birthdays

I am the second child in my family and was born on my parent's wedding anniversary. Just before marrying my husband, my then future brother in law got married on the same date as my birthday. Several years later his wife gave birth to their second child on their wedding anniversary. So we all share the same date for celebrations!

Double birthday coincidence

nanny came for interview - she has same birthday as me, her son has same birthday as my daughter (she gave dates first and didn't believe me)

Birthday Coincidences

I have just gone to university in Wales and my opposite flat mate has exactly the same birthday as me and her sister has exactly the same birthday as my sister. And we are both studying psychology. How random is that!

Same Pin

I was recently issued a randomly assigned 4-digit PIN number that was identical to another recently assigned random PIN. They were assigned for different purposes by different companies (I.e they are not both for credit cards or banking). Even if both companies eliminate some combinations from the pool of available numbers in the same way I find it a coincidence that the same number was issued to me twice at the same time.

Birthday/anniversary coincidence

My husband was born on my parents' wedding anniversary. Exactly nine months later I was born on his parents' wedding anniversary.

Other side of the world

Stationed with the U.S. Navy at Olongapo Philippines in 1970 I was given a rare day off from duties on my harbor tug. Having nothing better to do I went to have breakfast at the base bowling alley. While eating I looked over to the shoe rental stand and saw an aquaintance from high school, with whom I'd graduated in 1969.