Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

Matching Music

So, earlier in the week, my best friend messaged me asking if I was listening to music at the time. At the time, I wasn't, but I did have the song "Savior" by Rise Against stuck in my head, so I told him I wasn't listening to music, but I had a song stuck in my head. He asked what song I had stuck in my head and I told him. He then sent me a screenshot from before I had told him which song, and in it, he had written "savior rise against".

Recycled Telephone Number

I was working from home as dressmaker when the children were small, and a customer from across town was reading out her new phone number to me. The kids could not understand why I was so amazed to discover that it was our old number from before we switched phone companies the previous year. That was until I showed them the phone directory for our city of 400,000 and they realised there were quite a few other people that the number could have been given to instead!

Family Connection

I moved from Kansas City to Evanston, Illinois in my late twenties (25 years ago) with my husband, toddler and baby. I hired a young woman from Northwestern to help me as a babysitter and mother's helper a few afternoons a week. She didn't work out but introduced me to her friend who was from St. Joseph, MO - a smaller town about an hour north of Kansas City. I got to know her friend very well as we regularly took walks with the kids and dog.

Matching Grades

A friend of mine studying economy in another country outside of the UK asked me for help with some Math and after helping her I tried to reassure her about her exam. I told her she would get 25 out of 30. One week later she had texted me saying she got exactly 25/30 and I was surprised. We joked about my ability to predict things and then I said "Well then, next time get 30/30 in your next exam" and she actually did get that. It was surprising.

Birthday coincidence

Last year I was living in a relatively small staircase in College with only a few people (I think less than 12) and two of them (one was living in the room next to mine) were born on the same day as me, though in different years.

Strange Meetings

On one particular Friday morning last winter I asked a friend of mine to buy a package of 1Kg of sugar because my birthday was coming up that weekend and I wanted to make some sweets but I didn't feel like walking all the way to the market. I had a class to attend in some building near where I live and I knew my friend was going to come to have a lesson right at the time when mine finished so I thought I would see him then and retrieve the sugar.

Breaking Bones

In Summer 2015 my mum received an offer to attend a conference in early September at a private company. When she told me she had to travel to some place far away from home for some days I replied "What would happen if you slipped just before the conference and broke your ankle? Would they still cover the costs?"<br /> This was in July and although that question seems totally random my mum frequently breaks a bone or two in her body by accident (usually by falling), so I considered one of the bones which were still unbroken.

Chance Meeting

I went to a meeting in Central London. There were two other people present. i had not met either before. Several hours later I realised I was sitting opposite one of them on the Northern line home. We spoke. He was going to High Barnet where I live and was unfamiliar with the area. He asked me if I knew a certain street about half a mile from the station. I said yes, my car was parked there, and walked with him. It turned out my car was parked outside the house he was visiting. There were about thirty houses in that street.

Two Coincidents

Today, I was looking for a chair in the internet and i found my friend name on it Nina. Normally, we dont find name like that. After an hour , I got a call from my Friend. She said do u have time to talk. I said yes. She was asking about the henna brand , guess what ? The henna brand name and her name was same `Neha`. And Also notice , I am seeing matching numbers all the like emails, time, date , and etc.

My 3 Children

All 3 of my children were born on the birthdays of their deceased great grandparents. My eldest son to my maternal great granmother, my middle son to my paternal great grandmother, and my youngest daughter to my paternal great grandfather. None of these dates were known before my children were born. None of them were born on their due dates, and my daughter was even completely unexpectedly a month early. I know it is not an unusual coincidence for one person to share a birthday with a relative, but for all 3 to have this connection I find it very strange and a little creepy!