Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

MEETING AT A WEDDING

My wife and I attended a friends wedding last year and at the dinner table after the ceremony she spoke to the man next to her. She was going to attend a music summer school in Rutland at Oakham School a few weeks later. It turned out that the man taught at Oakham School and lived a few minutes walk away. When she attended the summer school she was able to walk to his house and enjoy afternoon tea. There were about 150 people at the wedding dinner and she just happened to sit next to that man. The family had no idea about her plans when the layout was arranged.
You voted 2. Total votes: 155
Date submitted:Fri, 24 Jul 2020 21:55:15 +0000Coincidence ID:10505

London crime coincidence

I was looking at this gang on YouTube that is based in wood green in north London. I then go on Wikipedia and look at crime in London and the first picture I see is an anti knife crime protest or something at wood green
You voted 1. Total votes: 194
Date submitted:Wed, 22 Jul 2020 13:18:29 +0000Coincidence ID:10503

Stretching coincidence

I'm currently recovering from a leg injury, the process involves stretching. Because of covid, I am having remote classes, I was about to stretch after finishing my work, my teacher sent a message to the group telling us to have a 10 min break and stretch our legs.... Why does this always happen to me lol
Total votes: 178
Date submitted:Wed, 22 Jul 2020 01:15:56 +0000Coincidence ID:10502

"And it was.. Will Smith"

When I was 17 I met my best friend at high school. We had an Italian class together. Our teacher told a "friend of a friend" story where her friend was in New York and got trapped in a lift. In the story it was the friend, a man and two bodyguards. The story ends with the line.. ".. and it was Will Smith" My friend and I couldn't believe how ridiculous this story was and later found out it's a popular urban legend with the famous person inter changeable (Arnold Schwarznegger, Eddie Murphy, Sylvester Stallone etc.) Anyway.. ten years later and I hadnt thought of it since. It randomly popped into my head so I text my best friend out of the blue "...and it was... Will Smith" She then replied "I cant believe you've just said that. I listened to a podcast yesterday and someone told the story.. I couldn't stop laughing and I meant to tell you"
Total votes: 172
Date submitted:Fri, 17 Jul 2020 21:57:02 +0000Coincidence ID:10501

Uganda coincidence

I was watching a video about Uganda then my local coffee shop who roasts their own beans posted one of their blends that was from Uganda when I hopped on Facebook straight after watching the video
Total votes: 169
Date submitted:Fri, 17 Jul 2020 08:22:25 +0000Coincidence ID:10500

Climate change coincidence

I was worried about the future of the earth and how climate change is going to destroy it..... then I find a postcard at my local cafe with a picture of the earth and a text talking about climate change and how we can fix it
Total votes: 167
Date submitted:Fri, 17 Jul 2020 08:19:35 +0000Coincidence ID:10499

The Filipino girl

I was looking at a Filipino girl on YouTube then my cousin messages me saying he got a spam call from the Philippines
You voted 3. Total votes: 161
Date submitted:Fri, 17 Jul 2020 08:16:37 +0000Coincidence ID:10498

Strange music coincidence

I was in the car listening to bestie boys sabotage in the car driving, once I get home I hear it playing when I watch the minions 2 trailer on YouTube.... the unlikeliest of songs that could have been played.
Total votes: 157
Date submitted:Fri, 17 Jul 2020 08:13:40 +0000Coincidence ID:10497

Uncanny Pattern

My dog hit my roommates keyboard while she was in the middle of writing a paper and the dog spelled out my roommates name "Minh"
Total votes: 162
Date submitted:Sun, 12 Jul 2020 12:30:04 +0000Coincidence ID:10493

Birthday Coincidence

At my first fancy art show, I (an artist) was randomly placed right next to a gallery owner. Then we realized we were born on the same month & day (Sept. 9th).
Total votes: 149
Date submitted:Sun, 12 Jul 2020 12:23:14 +0000Coincidence ID:10492

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