Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

Purple Balloon on Anniversary

My wife and I planned a trip to New Zealand. We had never been there and wanted to experience another “Land down under” that promised enjoyable mountain hiking and other experiences. We booked tickets and proceeded to look at where we thought we could go with just under two weeks in the country. We agreed that it would be better to spend a few days in each place so we booked multiple dates in B&Bs, Hotels and Youth Hostels. COINCIDENTALLY my wife noticed that we would be in Wanaka NZ on the 8th and 9th of December.

First baby of 1980 has the first of 2017

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it: First baby of 1980 has the first of 2017 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38492663

Naming my animal after a famous person and then then a week later they die

My friend just bought a puppy for his son on Tuesday 12/20/2016. She has an amazingly beautiful white face so his son decided to name her Princess Leia after the Star Wars character since she wears all white. I thought it was so unique he picked that name for the puppy and was it completely out of the ordinary and quite original. On Tuesday December 27 2016, a week later, Carrie Fisher who played the original Princess Leia passed away.

How I found conspiracy Grail in a grocery shop

Once I have a trip with my workmate. We had discussion about many themes, and finaly he share with me very important information (as He thought). He told me about some conspirology video, where former KGB officer explicate some conspiracy theory about masonry, shadow goverments, etc. It didn't interest me much, but my colleague was quite rational, so I didn't ignore his advice and took theese videos from him. There were 60 hours of boring narrative, I watched only 1,5 hour and couldn't endure more. So I postpone theese videous on my office computer.

Russel Crowe or Russian Crow

Three years ago there was medical examination for employees at my workplace. I was intended to go through examination with my coworkers at certain day, but I had too much work, so I delayed it till it was possible. In last day I went to the doctor. There was huge queue. I found seat and began to wait. There was fire extinguisher on the wall near me and inscription :"Fire safety responsible person Vorona A.V.".<br /> Hour and a half I was looking at this inscription. It makes me think about russian and english surnames.

Parade of Parallels

I'm in my 30s, can never recall being depressed, and always hold a naive optimism for the future, I have a distaste of fear which is nothing more than an unnecessary reaction to something that may not occur. Of recent I have been in an uncharacteristic funk and lets just say critics have really dismantled me. I feel that in light of all the bad press I may need to find the protection of a foreign land to regain my right to work freely in my field of interest.

See, See, TV is not for me

I will be the first to admit I am scared about losing touch with technology, similar to my father who thinks FaceTime is a mirror for looking up his nose. I lived in London briefly and was shocked to learn that Regent Street is home to almost one million CCTV cameras. On my walk to work from Gt Portland Station to Piccadilly, images of me are captured by literally thousands of cameras public and private, and all in under 25 minutes. Well I recently moved to Hollywood where cameras are used a bit more creatively.

Gravestone Death

I was on Facebook and saw something in my newsfeed...a friend of mine tagged someone on their wall saying they missed them. Curious I had a look on the person's profile. The guy had died in 2015 and friends had been posting messages saying they missed him. I had a look through his photographs and noticed the lad died on my birthday. 20th of May. Ki d of freaked me out as I had an operation today and was scared of dying but luckily I am okay lol.

Election Week Serendipity

The week prior to the 2016 US Presidential election, I met privately with a consultant. In the course of our meeting he referenced a prominent businessman on three separate unsolicited occasions. The businessman is an unspoken hero of mine in Legal academia which makes the mention serendipitous. As is custom we exchanged gifts before parting ways. Given his appreciation of military relics I chose a rare German Handgun recently unearthed in my collection.<br /> A few days later whilst at work, I turned on the news to hear the Republican pundits as it was election week.

How'd you know

I just added privacy glass to a new iPhone and then left home quickly without putting the case back on the phone and a low battery. I met a friend and about an hour later en route to lunch my friend pulled her phone out and commented that she missed her privacy screen (1. I have never heard anyone randomly state they miss something that obstructs UI. 2.I just installed one hours not hours earlier 3.Comment was unsolicited). She then showed me her new case and highlighted the fact that it charges the device.

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