Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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


I have a coincident with the number 999. 1,) Its the emergency services 2,)It was my first prison number (MO6 999) and you had to give your last three numbers and name ie, 999 Robinson sir! 3,) i creshed into the 999km sign on the N340 in spain, tha car was a write off and my partner and i ended up in hospital. 4,)One day driving in france ahead i noticed the police flagging me to the side of the road to stop, as i sat there i immediately noticed a rainbow of colours fly down my left side.

I can't speak French

Yet another TV/real life coincidence. Today I was trying to connect my Iphone mp3 list to my PC and the last video I looked at was ' Can't speak French' by Girls Aloud. At that moment I happened to be watching the second episode of Airwolf and Ernest Borgnine uttered the phrase ' I can't speak french ' !

Numbers Connecting my Life

I'll just start: My birthday is the reverse of my daughter's (9-27-1977, 7-29-1999), my son's birthday multiplied equals 27 (9-12, 9 * 3, 27), my home address has the last four digits of my social security number in it (7121), and my husband loves to say 10-4. We were married on 4 October but not because he says 10-4. Each family member has a connection to me. Weird!


In the latter part of the 1960's I was working for a firm of City stockbrokers. One lunchtime I wandered into one of my colleagues offices to see if he wanted to go to lunch. Those were the days when we had separate offices and long, and often liquid, lunches were the norm! Guy Tamplin was on the telephone talking to a client about Marks & Spencer shares. When he had finished he told me, for no particular reason, that his mother had worked in the chairman's office of Marks & Spencer.

The Familiar Looking “girl”

Few months ago I took a transfer student test for a private high school that not a lot of people know about. As I took a seat in the classroom, a girl with short hair who looked familiar sat in front of me. After I finished the test, I walked out of the classroom and saw my mom talking to a woman around her age, the familiar looking girl was standing next to them. My mom waved at me and said “Do you remember Albert from first grade?

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.

mutual friends in Huaxing.

My classmate Devin and I both studied in Huaxing before but different period of time. I was in Huaxing elementary school and he was in Huaxing junior high School. Although we were not in the same class at the same period of time, but we both have some mutual friends in Huaxing. Now we are also classmates in Kueishan.