Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

Receiving 2 letters with the same number

A few years ago on holiday I was inconvenienced by forgetting the PIN for my credit card. When I got home I applied for a new number which was sent to me by post. On the same day that I received this I received an electricity bill. The amount due on the bill was the same as the credit card number. I never had trouble with my credit card PIN again - I took the electricity bill on holiday with me to remind me.
Total votes: 52
Date submitted:Sat, 29 May 2021 21:35:05 +0000Coincidence ID:11207

Palindromes

How is it possible that EVERY random time I look at a clock it is a Palindrome number? I realize there are 114 possible palindromes in a 24 hour period. But if EVERY time I look it IS a palindrome, how is that possible?
Total votes: 56
Date submitted:Wed, 26 May 2021 02:37:30 +0000Coincidence ID:11193

Deaths and birthday

My daughter was born January 28, she passed away at 32 yr.old Aug 6 2015. My Mother passed away January 28th 2012my brother David passed away January 28th 2021 is there something with this date ? Or Month
Total votes: 72
Date submitted:Fri, 21 May 2021 21:18:17 +0000Coincidence ID:11184

Repetitive names

So there's 3 Victors in my life. One is my personal trainer and the other 2 I'm good friends with. The funny thing is all 3 are very attractive. They're all a pain in my ass too. Lol I recently met my cousin Naomi through 23 and me. My best friend's mom's name is Naomi along with my next door neighbor. Weird right?
Total votes: 76
Date submitted:Wed, 19 May 2021 17:50:18 +0000Coincidence ID:11175

What are the odds.

I received a text message with my name in it inviting me to Kassies bday party. I said who is Kassie and who is this they respond w wrong number. What are the odds they would get my name right in the text message?
Total votes: 117
Date submitted:Sat, 08 May 2021 01:52:38 +0000Coincidence ID:11120

Learning it to Living it

I am not one to give too much credit to the weird coincidences in my life but a couple of events have always pestered me well into my young adult years. The first event occurred in 6th grade (2007). Our science teacher had just finished our section on certain illnesses and diseases. I was assigned to do my project on Bronchitis, and this was the first time I had ever heard of it. The following week, I got sick— more so than the typical cold I got every couple of months. From my project, I thought it was Bronchitis— though I knew it was probably just me latching onto what I had just learned. However, when I got diagnosed, they confirmed my suspicions. Though it was a strange correlation, I didn’t give it too much energy, because Bronchitis is common among those with asthma— the timing was just weird. But then, learning it to living it happened again. The next year, 7th grade, my history teacher taught us about the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. We were assigned books to read about that time period, and the one I received talked a lot about Dust Storms. Though I live in a desert-type area (Western Colorado), Dust Storms are quite uncommon and most of the residents I spoke to had never seen one before. Until I read that book. For the first time in, I believe, 50 or so years, my area experienced a Dust Storm that turned the sky red and rained mud. And that was the last time we had ever seen one. I could go on and on about different coincidences that struck me as strange—every birthday weather I’ve wished for has come true (even a blizzard), or knowing random small events that were about to happen, or even strange dreams that result in déjà rêvé/déjà vu. But I know these can’t be observed through an empirical lens. The “learning it to living it” has been the most prominent in my life, though I didn’t dedicate much thought to their occurrences after the initial two. Because they’re just coincidences, and as one statistician said, just a misunderstanding of probability.
Total votes: 96
Date submitted:Fri, 07 May 2021 19:02:05 +0000Coincidence ID:11116

Richard Brautigan, The One who flew over the Cuckoos Nest and Ratched

So the title is pretty clear. On the March 2021, i decided to collect all the Brautigan books and read them by end of 2021. The weekend i ordered 5 of his books, I started browsing shows on Netflix and started watching Ratched, without knowing what it's. But then realized, it was the back story of Nurse Ratched from the book, The one who flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. And the movie was shot in Oregon state mental institute and It was in the same hospital where Richard Brautigan was Instuitionalized briefly. Cool, eh ?
Total votes: 79
Date submitted:Fri, 30 Apr 2021 18:32:21 +0000Coincidence ID:11084

My birthday

I was beginning to date someone and was looking for a sign if I should continue it further. Funnily enough, she shows me a polaroid picture with my birthday scribbled on the lower portion of the polaroid. The polaroid was from 2 years ago but it was taken exactly on my birthdate. I remember connecting it with so many meanings just because it felt like a rare ocassion; it happened when I least expected it but also just as I was looking for a sign. Anyway, we aren't dating anymore. That experience taught me never to overvalue coincidences.
Total votes: 195
Date submitted:Sun, 11 Apr 2021 19:22:33 +0000Coincidence ID:11007

Date de naissance

Ma seconde fille est née le même jour à 12h d'intervalle et x années d'écart que le frère décédé de mon futur mari qui était à l'époque un ami. La meilleure amie de son frère décédé s'appellait Christelle et sa sœur à elle s'est mariée plus tard après son décès aussi avec un homme portant le même nom que moi. Mon mari est né le même jour que mon père. Mon mari est né le 03 12 1974 à 3h33 Là où emménageons à chaque fois il y a une bonne raison... Un ami en phase terminale à accompagner une mamie en fin de vie à accompagner un parrain qui chute et qui faut prendre en charge une maison encore une fois qui comme par hasard se trouve à 6 min d'une futur école d'équitation proposant du sport étude et pour qui ce projet permettra à 2 enfants à retrouver leur maman que nous n'avions pas vu depuis longtemps.
You voted 1. Total votes: 203
Date submitted:Sat, 10 Apr 2021 21:48:18 +0000Coincidence ID:11006

My sister and friend are in different city/state at same time

I’ve been thinking about a friend in a romantic way lately and I asked the universe for a sign this morning if he and I were meant to be. I just scrolled through Facebook and saw that he is at a small amusement park in a state 14 hours away. As I’m looking at his picture my sister texted me. She has been traveling across the country in an RV. She is in the exact same amusement park. At the SAME time!
You voted 1. Total votes: 206
Date submitted:Sat, 03 Apr 2021 01:51:14 +0000Coincidence ID:10968

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