Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

Wrong Number

My father was dining with friends when the telephone rang. His hostess answered the phone, and returned to the table to tell my father 'Stef, it's for you.' He exchused himself from the table, and spoke to the friend who had called, asking 'How did you know I was here?' The friend replied 'What do you mean, I dialed your home number.' The call was somehow misconnected and the 'wrong number' was that of the people with whom he was dining. My father's telephone number and that of his hosts bore no resemblance to each other.

birthdays

In 2009 I was 66 my daughter was 43 she was born in 1966 I was born in 1943. Next year 2015 I will be 72 my son will be 43 he was born in 1972

Following my family

During the course of my family history research I have found that I have lived in the same areas around the country as my ancestors. Things got ridiculous when I was living with my boyfriend and his parents and found that one branch lived in the same road as where I was then living.

pony by chance

We used to name our ponies after beers. So when we lost foster to illness we looked for a replacement. My daughter found a filly for sale and made arrangements to view her. Only having had geldings before we struggled to come up with a feminine beer name, Stella didn't cross my mind. So I came up with milly, after miller light beer. When being driven across the new forest to view her by the vendor, she was a feral pony, he turned to us and said, we have already named her, we called her milly.

pony by chance

We used to name our ponies after beers. So when we lost foster to illness we looked for a replacement. My daughter found a filly for sale and made arrangements to view her. Only having had geldings before we struggled to come up with a feminine beer name, Stella didn't cross my mind. So I came up with milly, after miller light beer. When being driven across the new forest to view her by the vendor, she was a feral pony, he turned to us and said, we have already named her, we called her milly.

mrs josephine bond

We used to name our ponies after beers. So when we lost foster to illness we looked for a replacement. My daughter found a filly for sale and made arrangements to view her. Only having had geldings before we struggled to come up with a feminine beer name, Stella didn't cross my mind. So I came up with milly, after miller light beer. When being driven across the new forest to view her by the vendor, she was a feral pony, he turned to us and said, we have already named her, we called her milly.

do not follow Bob

This is about Bob, my ex-father in-law. It seems that if Bob visits your town you should leave when he does. In 89 Bob was in San Francisco the day before the quake In 97 Bob was in Paris the night before princess Diana died In 2011 Bob visited the twin towers the Monday before they went down. Don't follow Bob!

birthday coincidence

tomorrow I will be 55y 7m and 17 days old which is my partners birthday - 17 07 55 What is really strange is that tomorrow he will be 59y 2m and 2 days old which is my birthdate 02 02 59

No Chance its only chance #2

Law and Order One evening a few years ago, I went to bed with a book to read during commercials. The book had been in a box of books in my garage but I’d not read it. I noticed it one day and took it into the house, intending to read it. That evening I decided to read it. The book was so interesting I didn’t give much attention to the television show when it ended, then a different show began. It was a show I never watch, the Law and Order series; as a rule I change the station.

Professor of Chance

Place- Manipal, India<br /> Date-15 Sep, 2014<br /> Name-Shabbeer<br /> Event- I study Msc. (biostatistics) and had recently borrowed a book from library - Bayesian Adaptive Methods for Clinical Trials by Scott Berry et al. While making a list of important papers and books to refer i found couple of papers and book by Prof. David Spiegelhalter. So, i downloaded and started reading them in evening over a cup of nice South Indian coffee. Then my friend pings me in skype and posts a link of an interesting video of a documentary on probability produced by BBC.

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