Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

The one is the number

i remember expend 11 mins waiting for my clock to show 11:11:11 in the 11 of November of 2011(11-11-11)So my full screen was full of ones

Three way phone call

I was at home, calling into work sick. My elder brother was at his house. 5-6 miles away, he was phoning his work partners tony in bury: 10 miles from both of us.

Birthday coincidence

My uncle was born on 19th January about 1915. His brother was born on 19th January 1923. When he met his future wife he discovered that they were born on the same day within an hour of each other only a few miles away.

New neighbour, shared holiday home

As a girl, at the age of 10, I moved with my brother to live with adoptive parents 50kms away from where we spent our early childhood. One day during our first week living in the new family, we went out to play in the garden and found that the neighbour had children of similar ages. When we got talking about where we had been on our recent summer vacations, we realised that we been going on holidays every summer to the very same camping site as our new neighbours at the seaside, just during different weeks and were able to compare stories and photos together.

Strange coincidence

I was working in San Antonio, Texas for one day only in 1978,I decided to buy a new rucksack and went into town,walking along the street opposite the Alamo i went into the first shop I saw selling bags. i asked the lady serving about rucksacks,on hearing my English accent asked what I was doing in town. I replied that I was working with a group playing at the city stadium that night,she said her son is in the music industry as well,I asked her his name and she replied Alex Sedkin,I knew him and worked for the same record label in London a couple of years before,to add to this she had only

died 16th August

My grandfather on my fathers side died on 16th August 1917. My grandfathers son, my uncle died on 16th August 1927. My grandfather on my mothers side died on 16th August 1957 and my mother died on 16th August 1987. All on the same date and all in years which ended with a 7. ...

Zsuzsa Bella

Hi, I'm British with a Hungarian name (Zsuzsa Bella) as I have a Hungarian father. My last name is very rear even in Hungary and we only know of one other family there with the name. Yesterday I was googling my name whilst bored... and came across another Zsuzsa Bella in not only the UK but in Bristol where I am working! I contacted her and we re now friends on Facebook and we are trying to see if we are related now. Thanks

Of all the hotels in all the world.

Between 2000 and 2001 I worked for a company who provided staff accommodation in an old hotel just off the sea front in Cromer. When I visited Cromer in 2013 with my wife, she mentioned that when she was little she had come to Cromer on holiday three times and stayed at the same hotel each time. When she showed me the building it was, of course, the same building.

old boyfriend

In Mexico I used to date a boy (we were in diferent careers), we broke up, and 3 years later I went to Barcelona to study; one day I went out for a walk (I miss the bus so I decide to walk) and suddenly I saw him, we couldnt believe it! He told me that he was studying in Madrid and that weekend he went into a trip to Barcelona. It was nice to find him.

Bumped into Neighbour other side of world

Partner grew up in Kempsey NSW Australia. Moved away in 1996. In 1998 while<br /> working in Cambridge England, we went on day trip<br /> to Greenwich. Standing on platform when light rail<br /> train rolled in, he yelled "that's my neighbour".<br /> Ran down platform, it was the family who lived next<br /> door to his parents in Australia. Another day, 5 minutes later,<br /> and if they hadn't been sitting in the front of the driverless<br /> train we never would have seen them.

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