Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

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.

Werewolves and silver

I was sitting on a late bus home during the winter months, and it was already dark and I was half asleep. I realised it was a full moon that night, and my sleepy mind wandered to werewolves. I opened my eyes, and the first thing I saw was a truck going the other way with the words "Silver Bullet" emblazoned on the front of the cabin.

Numbers & Names

In November 2013 I bought a bungalow in Eastbourne, it is number 145 in the road, the price was £145k, when I called the selling agent for an appointment to view it prior to buying I was given 1.45pm. In January 2014 I met a lady in Manila and expect to marry her in January 2015. She owns a house there, number of house in the avenue is 145. Initials to her name are LRM. My initials are LRM.

My Ex

My partner and I broke up and it was final. I left the state for a month to regroup. When I came back I started meeting him on the road everyday and usually multiple times a day. It didn't matter the time of day. No matter when I left my house, morning, noon, or night we met on the road. This went on for10 months. It was almost creepy. It has slowed down now to once or twice a week. I don't know what it all means or meant???.

Dr. Graham Hussey

My father was an acting sergeant during World War 1 in the RAMC number 1143 A quarter of a century later at the outbreak of World II, as a civilian he was given a National Identity number EKPA 1143

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