Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

Birthday Lovers

I never went to my high school reunion because I thought it was just a launching pad for those that wanted to toot about their accomplishments. I graduated in 1974 and never went to any of them at all. I had to be talked into the what I thought would be the final one in 2014. So reluctantly I went with a friend. I sat in the old school and there was no order or reason for the sitting. I found myself at a table with the friend who convinced me to come. I then found she was interested in talking to everyone except me.

Backlash against big data

While I was listening to the Calling Bullshit in the Era of Big Data lecture series, specifically the one that discusses the Google Flu Trends overestimating the number of cases of flu, I knocked some paper on the floor. It came from a pile of papers that I had found when tidying up and handing over the archive for a volunteer role I had just given up. After the lecture had finished I picked it up. It was called 'How to preprocess a simple paragraph of text'.

Is there a connection when family members die on the same day, but in different months and years?

I honestly did not know this until my mom told me, but her mom passed away on August 30, 1999; then my dad's mom passed away on October 30, 2007; and then my mom's day passed away on September 30, 2010. Is the above just a coincidence or could it be some sort of connection with the day 30?

Coincidence of high school

I met my now best friend who is the same height as me (4’10)when we joined eagle point the same week freshmen year. She came from Texas and I came from Medford

Far From Home

16th June 2018, flew to Christchurch, NZ to look for houses as we were moving down from Whangarei NZ in a month. During the day, we went to bigsave furniture to order a bed for when we moved down. Turned out that the sales rep we felt with was also from Whangarei and had just finished working at the bigsave up there. Same day went to order a fridge at Noel Leemings and found that the sales rep there had grown up in Whangarei.

Same person; worlds apart

In the mid '70s, my spouse and I were visiting Greece and took a bus tour that lasted a few days. Everyone on the tour was in pairs, except for one single man. We ended up spending time with him, eating at the same table, walking with him, etc. He was Austrian. We are Canadian and at that time were living in central Canada. The tour ended; we didn't stay in touch.

Genetic predetermination

Back in February 1996 I gave a talk at the University of Alberta Biochemistry department on the synthesis and characterisation of fluorescent moolecules for the labelling of proteins in muscle. At the end of the talk a man introduced himself to me as being another James Craik who was also a dye chemist. At that point he joked maybe there was a genetic predetermination to Craiks being dye chemists!

333 Angel Numbers

For the longest time my alarm clock, digital alarm clock. I would wake up at 3:33 am in the morning. Not every morning but often enough. I love horror movies so I just turn the clock around as it was freaking me out. Than one night I could not sleep and I decided to get up and type it in the computer. I typed in 333 repeat numbers and the angel forums and mathematical sites came up. It as a time in my life when I needed support as I was going through hardship. You are guided surrounded by and loved by ascended masters. Is what it said.


Often I will be doing something, email messages. Or reading a book. Something will happen. I'm redirected. Something redirects me and when I get redirected via websites. or books or other things I end up seeing 444. Not always but often enough. It's difficult to explain but it happens alot. This is part of the angel numbers. Angel Number 444 is a message that you have nothing to fear in regards to your life, work and Divine life purpose. (not that it matters to your study but years ago at the age of 20 I astral projected, I've only once accomplished astral projection.

First Love Last Love

I attended a funeral for a friend recently. Unfortunately due to reasons unknown to me the family did not allow someone to attend that had pretty much spent 20 plus years with in in an on, off again relationship. I left the funeral and went to a thrift store after. it's the way I deal with my emotions. It was a hot day and no reason to do this but I went over the coat rack and started browsing the coats. I picked out this coat that looked nice. I pulled it off the hanger. Inside the coat the label said, O'Neill. Now the person who the family left out has the last name O'Neil.