Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

Negative correlation

I have observed/realised that whenever I was rooting for a soccer team this became defeated. Whenever I run away from the TV screen, the play seemed quiet, whenever I reappeared, the opposite team immediately scored a goal. This was particularly the case with Germany versus Portugal and Netherlands contra Spain, when I was rooting for Portugal and Spain and both were bombastically defeated (4:0; 5:1 ). I decided to counteract this tendency. In case of Germany vs.

Ex boyfriends end up living in same cul-de-sac in distant town

I've had 7 boyfriends in my life. Like me, my first boyfriend 'A' lived in Birmingham. We dated for a few months when we were 18. A few years later I met 'B' from London. We dated for 5 years and we too lived in Birmingham. I didn't keep in touch with either of them. 19 years later I discovered that they both live in the same small cul-de-sac in a small town in Nottinghamshire.

same name, same street

Discovered today that someone with the same name as me lives at an adjacent house number in same street

same birthday, same hospital room

I met and became friends with a girl in my 4th grade class- we were both born at the same hospital on July 17, 1970 and our mothers had shared a room post-delivery where they'd chatted during their short stay but hadn't kept in touch. I also met a woman through work that was born on the 17th of July and last year I befriended a woman online that happened to be born on July 17th too.

A long way and a long time 'til now

Last summer a friend I have known for 33 years got married. She now lives near Leeds. My wife and son and I drove the 4 hour journey up there and stayed in a cheap hotel for two nights. We booked in and had a meal, and then went to the bar for a drink. They were tired and went to bed but I stayed for a while longer. I went outside for a smoke.

Birthday coincidence.

My Birthday is on the 14th July. I will be 49 this year. The family dog is born on the same day and will be seven human years or equalling dog years will be 49 years. My daughters long term boyfriend also shares the same day of 14th July!

Destined to be together

My parents, both born about six weeks apart in 1929, married in 1950 and are still together. Before they married, there was no obvious connection between their two families. They have consecutively numbered birth certificates! This resulted from each of their mothers registering their births on the same day, at the same registry office in Nottingham, one after the other.

chance meeting a complete stranger twice in a month

On a Singapore Airlines flight from Hong Kong to Singapore in April this year i was approached by one of the air crew.

Serendipitous sandwich

I was out for a walk around my neighborhood when a friend/acquintance texted me to see what I was doing that night. I chose to respond later when I had a better idea of my plans and kept walking. As I finally chose to return home, I had a sudden craving for a very specific local sandwich that only one local joint served. As I walked into to sandwich joint I saw the friend who had texted me earlier eating the same sandwich. p.s. coincidences like the above have become more pronounced as I've started a daily meditation practice.

Birthdates Coincedence x 3

Hello. I'm one of three brothers, (all different ages about 3 years apart), and we all have children. Three of the cousins share the same birthday of July 14th but are all different ages - again about 3 years apart. The middle one is a boy and the other 2 are girls. We've often tried to reacall what special event may have occured about 9 months before July 14th and can only come up with Guy Fawkes Night :-)