Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

Missed a train abroad and ran into someone I knew of, but didn't know personally

My husband and I were traveling through Russia on the Transiberian train. My father had mentioned in conversation that his best friend's sister and her husband were also traveling through Russia at the time and shared a picture of them. We had never met them before and with Russia being a huge country, we didn't think much of it. At some point in our journey, we missed a train and had to book last minute tickets on another train at a later hour. There was only one cabin with two free tickets left, so we booked there. We caught this train on time and went to our cabin.

Two Nutria Encounters

Went to the library, did some browsing, and selected a book to take with me on a business trip. Can't recall the title, but it was probably something in the action/adventure genre. On the plane, it caught my eye that the book mentioned an animal called a nutria. I had to pause for a second, but then remembered that it's a sort of swimming rat. I was pleased that I was able to recall that. Got to my destination (a university in south Texas) and my contact picked me up at the airport and took me out to dinner.

same bowlegged jeep in front of me twice

driving south on a highway in Detroit in the evening I notice a green jeep with bowlegged tires in front of me I commented that it must have been in an accident and i pull alongside it to confirm and notice the dings and the driver, the next morning I see the same jeep in front of me eastbound in the morning so I pull alongside to confirm the same jeep

Sister Died

It was Christmas day back at around 2005. It was mid afternoon and we were getting organised to get my wife's grandmother (who is called 'Nana" in the family) back home. Nana was ushered upstairs to go to the toilet before the car journey back to her home. I also needed to go to the loo, but of course allowed Nana to go in first. As soon as she came out, I went into the loo. It was the tiniest loo possible - probably three feet wide, and just long enough to fit the toilet at the end so that the door could open and close. In other words, a very small loo!

3 children with the same birth date

My daughter Ally was born 14.11.2000 My twins were born naturally on 14.11. 2013 For our family it's a cool coincidence.

Just weird coincidences and freaked out by too many!!!

I met this girl through work we became friends (I’m married but we connected)<br /> 1 I saw her surname on the back of a temporary roadworks sign.<br /> 2 her parents wedding anniversary is the same date as mine.<br /> 3 her Facebook name code has the year I was born in it.

Comment event and time matched

Listened to Robin Ince interviewing Claudia Hammond on the Book Shambles podcast. Claudia talks about going to an 0840 GP appointment and the GP having already seen 7 people already. I was, at that moment, locking up my bike so I could check in for my own 0840 GP appointment. I had no idea they were going to raise that concept when I had downloaded the podcast that morning. The coincidence raised a smile. Claudia Hammond liked my tweet about it, but the GP didn't seem bothered...

soul sister

Okay. So here's the thing. Me and a girl I've met. Which is now my best friend. We haven't been friends for that long, but we've been having strange. Crazy phenomenal coincidences that has been happening out of nowhere. She's like attracted to something And later on that day, or maybe you like within that wheat, I would find something.

Unopened letter opened and read EXACTLY 19 years later

I was cleaning out paperwork from a storage unit over the weekend on 2-22-2020 when I found an unopened letter from 2001. I had sent it to my long-distance-boyfriend (who later that year became my husband and is now my ex-husband) 19 years ago. The letter was postmarked 02-26-2001 (ALMOST exactly 19 years to the date) and I decided to record myself opening this letter. This occurrence already felt special. I read it and its dated topic (I was sending him a calling card so he can call me from the pay phone!) and when I was done reading it I noticed the date on the letter: 02-22-2001.

Is this a coincidence?

So I'm not entirely sure if this is a coincidence or not but about two days ago my professor started our class by playing "Ain't That America" which I began to sing because I knew it from my mom playing it. I didn't know who sang the song however so I decided to google it and I learned John Mellancamp was the singer. Fast forward to yesterday (2/18/2020) when I am talking to a guy I like who is from Brooklyn. He begins to tell me about where he's from and then he brings up Pop Smoke, who is from the same neighborhood in Brooklyn as him.

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