Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

My one and single pen friend

I have had only ONE pen friend in my life. (By "pen friend" I define a single partner in a continuous communication whom I have never met personally. ) I was reading "coincidence stories" in a web portal and HER story had the strongest appeal to me... We exchanged several emails and lots of coincidences occurred, some of them I would qualify "extraordinary"..., but it is only recently that I caught sight of her birthday on her Facebook: exactly the same es mine.

Impossible simultaneous occurrence

My friend was telling me how well she can braid hair on facebook messenger, so I asked her if she would braid mine and she said she'd do them anyway I want. We stopped talking, then about 45 minutes pass and we both apparently searched for pictures of intricate braids on google and sent each other the exact same picture simultaneously.

? odd

My Cousin was born ( Natural Birth ) hours before my Grandfather died ( old age / natural causes ) 1977. A year later on the same date, August 26th my Cousins Sister was born, also by natural delivery. They lived at the time in ( my Cousin still lives in ) my Grandfathers house.

Holiday friends and friends of friends of friends

Whilst on a weekend break in Berlin with friends I meet a couple from Manchester, we became good friends and discovered we would both be in Ibiza at the same time later that year, so we exchange numbers and said we would meet up in Ibiza. Two months later off I went to Ibiza. On the first day I met a girl from Newcastle and we went everywhere together (I miss her). On the third night, I told my new Geordie friend I'd arranged to meet the Manchester couple in a club and she said she would come with me.

Birthday Plane Crash

The Malaysian Airlines MH17 (remember the 17 there) that crashed on 17 July 2014 first flew on 17 July 1997. I was born on 17 July 1997 so of course, it crashed on my birthday and was technically the same age as me, 17 years old. Take the date 17/07/97, way too many 7's, and the plane that crashed was a Boeing 777. Massive and unsettling coincidences, especially for an aerophobe. RIP to the 298 people who died yesterday and condolences to their families

Music Mystery

3 days in a row, I encountered some strange coincidences. I'm beginning to think they're not. And strangely, they all had to do with music. Day 1: It was a school morning and I was entering my school listening to one of my favorite songs The Ballad of Mona Lisa by Panic! At the disco. My friend stopped me in the hallway to show me his new phone case. (Also he was listening to music). In the beginning he was showing me the back of his phone case. He turned his phone around and happen to be listening to the Ballad of Mona Lisa by Panic!

Met a long lost friend on holiday

Whilst on holiday in Switzerland I met a fellow student from University, with whom I shared a flat with for a year, but had lost touch with him. We both live in the UK but nowhere near each other and didn't have each others tel number or address. I stopped to look at a view and he walked in front of me.

Something in the water?

I used the run the national network for (female to male) transsexual men. In 1991, within the space of a few weeks, 2 young 'women'; S & T joined the network. They didn't know each other at all. Research suggests that, of that generation, only 1 in approx 100,000 girls would grow up and decide to undergo gender reassignment to become men. Both did go ahead and over the next couple of years had gender reassignment treatment.

Same outfit and more

First coincidence started when I was randomly picking out a photo of my friend, Melissa, to draw her and her celeb crush, Shawn Mendes. When I sent her the photo I wanted to draw of her, she told me that she was wearing the same exact thing she was wearing in the photo. Another one. The same friend of mine was daydreaming of the Magcon boys and she could control everything right?

Single digit dates

All the important dates in my family are single digits my mother's birthday my wife's birthday (which is the same day) my birthday my son's birthday my daughter's birthday my wedding anniversary What's the chance of that?

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