Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

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: 213
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: 210
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
You voted 4. Total votes: 212
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: 203
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
Total votes: 205
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: 190
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: 205
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: 178
Date submitted:Sun, 12 Jul 2020 12:23:14 +0000Coincidence ID:10492

My birth date

My birthday is 6/7/89
Total votes: 211
Date submitted:Fri, 10 Jul 2020 20:04:46 +0000Coincidence ID:10490

My Colleague's Party

This happened maybe 20 years ago now. I used to commute from my area, a city of around 150,000 people, into a big city of around a million about an hour away (depending on traffic) for my job. One weekend a colleague was having a party at his house in that big city. Normally I didn't like to go back into the city but for some reason I can't remember, I decided to go. At one point in the evening, I'm sitting near this woman and in the course of trying to make the sort of polite conversation one has with strangers you know you'll never see again, I ask her where she's from. When I tell her in turn where I'm from she replies that her parents live in the same smaller city I do. I ask her what part of that city they live in? She says it's this really obscure place that I've probably never heard of. I encourage to her say it as I've lived in that city all my life and so I might know where it is. She gives in and tells me the name of the street, which is very unique. They were my neighbours 2 doors down. I confirmed her parents' last name, and was able to describe their house. Her parents had moved in after their children had grown up, so I had never met her. I believe that she was a friend of my colleague's wife. I gave this two stars because the area I lived in was very low residential and there wasn't a lot of people moving in or out of the neighbourhood, so it wasn't like living in the same apartment block or subdivision.
Total votes: 227
Date submitted:Thu, 09 Jul 2020 05:49:37 +0000Coincidence ID:10489

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