Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

My Teacher

My Teacher was telling us about all different coincidences when he read aboutthree kids in the same family with the same Birthday. He Told His associate Tutor He is Getting Tickets for the London 2012 Olympics on his wedding anniversary on 11th August and she said so is myne oh my god and it was on the exact same day
Total votes: 774
Date submitted:Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:30:45 +0000Coincidence ID:3358

College Lady

Me and my Auntie were in town and a old lady walked up to my auntie and said hello my auntie was bewildered and the lady turned out to be the lady that she had been caught by in colleage. LOL.xx
Total votes: 775
Date submitted:Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:29:56 +0000Coincidence ID:3357

holding hands

me and my dad were walking home from school and i started to dawdle but he thought i was still there so he went to hold my hand but it was actually a womands hand. the thing is he actually knew the lady and was greats friends with her lolxx
Total votes: 757
Date submitted:Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:28:01 +0000Coincidence ID:3356

My Teacher

My teacher was telling us about coincidences when he was getting watched by a teacher called, Mrs elliot and then he said tht his wedding anniversy was on august the 11th and Mrs Elliot's anniversy was on august the 11th!!
Total votes: 693
Date submitted:Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:18:27 +0000Coincidence ID:3355

bus

i had a freind from primary and i forgot about her and i got on the bus and i sat next to this girl she had the same name , jade ,she had the same bday as me and she was my freinds sister and we are know best freinds again!
Total votes: 771
Date submitted:Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:16:31 +0000Coincidence ID:3353

Seaside Encounter

In approximately 1989 we had a family gite holiday in France and one day went to the coast and parked on the seafront. At the time we had a cream coloured Montego saloon and upon returning to our car discovered parked next to us was the same model and colour of car. Not only that but it had a British number plate with identical letters and the next number in the sequence. Can't remember now whether it was the one before or the one afterwards.
Total votes: 724
Date submitted:Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:09:51 +0000Coincidence ID:3352

Employment coincidence

Early in my employment career I fell into a post in central London which effectively managed the UK arm of a European Youth Programme. Some 25 years and a completely unrelated spell in local government later, I ended up working for a small charity in a tiny village in S E Cornwall which tapped into the very youth programme I had once managed. A case of gamekeeper turned poacher perhaps and probably why I got the job! One of my first tasks was to meet some of my former colleagues as they disembarked from a ferry onto the beach...
Total votes: 729
Date submitted:Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:05:34 +0000Coincidence ID:3351

Bumping into a friend in a large city

I think this is the only coincidence that's stuck with me - it was about ten years ago, and I was in London for the day, planning to do a few things before meeting up with a friend of mine in the evening to go to a gig. It turned out that my friend had also headed into London a few hours early, and we bumped into each other on (I think) Oxford Street - I saw her crossing the road and called out. This wasn't near any shops or venues that both of us were interested in, we were both just passing through the city and happened to cross paths. (Bit concerned that by publishing all the stories visibly at the bottom of this page, you're discouraging people from reporting mundane coincidences - I nearly stopped and deleted this one, after reading the more epic coincidences below.)
Total votes: 768
Date submitted:Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:03:22 +0000Coincidence ID:3350

Lock and key, reunited!

My father, Terry, bought a door from a reclaim centre and fitted it to the 'pub' that he'd built under his house. The lock had no key. Some friends came round for drinks in the 'pub'. My father mentioned that he needed to buy a lock for the nice old door he'd just fitted. One of his friends, John, said that the door looked very similar to one he'd taken to the scrapyard, some weeks ago. "I've got the key on my key ring" he said, handing it over. It fitted!
Total votes: 839
Date submitted:Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:02:21 +0000Coincidence ID:3349

Rolex

In my early thirties and married with two young children I often took the dog for a walk over local countryside in West Yorkshire. One winter's day when the snow was fairly deep I slipped down an approach to a stream I often walked over and didn't think much of it at the time. Later on I noticed my expensive Rolex watch was missing and could not find it anywhere. I cannot remember whether it was the next day or two or three days later I did the same walk and again slipped in the snow and as my hand went deep into the snow I felt something. And yes it was my watch.
Total votes: 792
Date submitted:Fri, 13 Jan 2012 13:57:12 +0000Coincidence ID:3348

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