Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

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

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

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.

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.