Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

Surprise connections with a new friend

I met this guy at uni through a friend and I got to know him quite well. He lived in the city and I lived an hour away out on the suburbs. It turned out I used to dance with his sister, which I didn't think anything of until a few weeks later. I was at home and I didn't even need to go grocery shopping, as we had a full pantry at home but I went anyway. As I was driving to the shops I thought, imagine if I saw this guy around in my suburb even though he lives an hour away. I get to the shops and he happens to be there buying sushi and it really took me by surprise!

Motion picture coincidence

During math class I questioned Steven: what is/has been a motion picture you've always cherished? To my astonishment, it was soon revealed that Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: the secret service was the one we both liked!

birthdays etc

surprising repetition, friends, family, boyfriends, kids of friends have shared the same birth date as my kids and family but i have never met someone ever that has my birthday (only know of but have never met) birthday coincidence's; father...boyfriend/friends; great nephew her great grandson; best female friend of almost 40 yrs; sister...another best female friend of over 25 years;my oldest great nephew, kid of old high school friend; my second oldest daughter...her cousin from dads side, my ex brother in law, kids of old high school friends; my you

both born in the same country and both having beef the last night

We were both born the same country Taiwan and we both had beef for dinner last night and we are now going to the same school same English class same biology class same math class and we sit next to each other in math class. My classmate Devin.

Golf cart crash

Me and one of my friend when we were grade 5 drove a golf cart straight into a wall.

Sharing Birthdays

In my previous school my best friend's sister shared the same birthday with me, this allowed the both of us to compete who can send happy birthday first between the both of us. After having the same birthday I moved to Taiwan where I attended Kuei Shan, in Kuei Shan I met 2 students, Lucas and Johnny who share the same birthday as me. One which was Lucas my classmate shares the same birthday in the same year.

Same Neighborhood

My friend Yuki and I met in Beijing in middle school. We found out we were both Taiwanese and came from the same part of Taipei. We then found out that our grandparents lived only three minutes away from each other, in the same neighborhood.

Coincidence of living in the same building.

I have a classmate, his name is Samuel. We are in the same class. One day, after I got home, I sat in the lobby of the building playing phone. Later on, I heard somebody say my name. I look up and saw Samuel looking at me with curiosity. I was astonished that he lived in the same building with me.

birthday coincidence

once when i was in primary school in slovakia, we played this game where we had to state something about ourselves which we think is special and unique. if someone else had anything which is the same as what you stated, that certain someone gets to sit on your lap. there was this one boy who said that his birthday was on the 7th of december, 2002, which is the same birthday as me. however, i didn't say anything since i didn't want to sit on his lap.

Food coincidence

Both my high school classmate and I don't like the spicy food.