One of two things has to be the truth. Either our looks aren’t as unique as we think [dramatic gasp—"No, that can't be!"] or… the entire simulation we’re in is glitching out as Neo keeps doing cool stuff and we get nearer and nearer to the global release of ‘The Matrix Resurrections.’ (Keanu! We can’t wait to see you on the silver screen again!)

Our team here at Bored Panda has collected some great moments of people accidentally spotting their doppelgangers, interacting with their lookalikes, and documenting those rare moments that the Matrix’s programming makes doubles when it thinks nobody’s looking. Scroll down for some real-life glitchy copy-paste action and remember to upvote your fave pics! Do you have any stories about meeting people who look eerily similar to you? Let us know in the comments.

When you’re done enjoying the article, you should definitely give our other recent ‘glitch in the Matrix’ lists a look here, here, and here.

Bored Panda was interested to learn more about why we're so fascinated by doppelgangers, so we reached out to Freddy Slivinski, the creator of the popular Same de la Same project on Instagram that celebrates people who are celebrity lookalikes. Freddy firmly believes that seeing your double with your own two eyes "is the most surprising thing that can happen to a person" while looking like a celebrity can absolutely change your life in very positive ways. Scroll down for our full interview with Freddy, dear Readers.

#1

Little Brother Went To Get His Vaccine, Ran Into Himself From The Future

Little Brother Went To Get His Vaccine, Ran Into Himself From The Future

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WildHoneyPie
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5 months ago

This, is pretty cool.

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According to Freddy, the founder of the Same de la Same page, there's hardly anything more shocking than seeing someone who looks just like you. "One day seeing someone who is not from your family or close to you who is so similar seems to me like something super interesting, strange, and impressive," he told Bored Panda, adding that "there is no doubt" that we'd all be fascinated by a situation like that. And seeing your doppelganger can happen literally anywhere: you'll never be fully prepared for it.

"Just imagine going down the street and seeing someone that look just like you in front of you. Wow, that is crazy! I think there has to be some explanation for something as weird as that, it can't be a coincidence. It has to have some strange explanation... and the truth is I would love to know what it is," Freddy explained what goes through a person's head when they see their lookalike. We start coming up with various theories inside our heads to explain the uncanny resemblance.

#2

Time Travel At Costco

Time Travel At Costco

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James016
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5 months ago

The poor child escaped from the trolley but never found his way out of the store

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#3

Met My Twin At A Hockey Game

Met My Twin At A Hockey Game

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Nor
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5 months ago

The look says 'how dare you look like me'

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Bored Panda was curious to get Freddy's take on how we should react upon learning that we're not as unique as we thought. The founder of the Same de la Same page noted that it's a very subjective experience for everyone. Only we can answer the questions that pop up in our heads. And often, we're so intrigued, we just need to find the answers for real.

"I think it is something we have to think about because what does it mean that there is a person in the world who looks like you? Did that mean that he is a relative of yours? What is the story behind that resemblance? Is there some strange and mysterious connection between those people who are similar?" he mused. "Without a doubt, it is something very strange but at the same time impressive and special."

#4

The Guy Is Playing For Both Teams, And Still Watching It From The Grandstand

The Guy Is Playing For Both Teams, And Still Watching It From The Grandstand

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Serial pacifist
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5 months ago

And he is the referee and the goalie.

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#5

My Buddy Was Wearing The Same Shirt As A Woman At The Bar. She Left And Was Replaced About An Hour Later By Another Man Wearing The Same Shirt

My Buddy Was Wearing The Same Shirt As A Woman At The Bar. She Left And Was Replaced About An Hour Later By Another Man Wearing The Same Shirt

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WildHoneyPie
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5 months ago

There was a sale...

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#6

They Told Me I Would Find Myself In Thailand

They Told Me I Would Find Myself In Thailand

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TheBlackPanda (JustABlackBear)
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5 months ago

You literally did lol

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Freddy also opened up about the success of his celebrity lookalike Instagram page and how it's affected his life. "In recent years, thanks to my Same de la Same page, I was able to meet more than 220 people from all over the world who look like a celebrity and I can tell you for certain that that similarity completely changed their life for most of them," he said that being someone's double can quite literally change people's lives. Mostly for the better.

"It is incredible to hear their stories and how from being a 'normal' person they became almost like celebrities because of their resemblance to a famous person. People who have 'normal' jobs change their lives and start going on shows, going on TV, doing commercials, interviews, and all just because they look like someone else," he said.

And more and more people keep discovering that they have celeb lookalikes. "There are people who from one day to the next discover that they look just like a new celebrity that is now in a television series or a famous person from social media. And from one day to the next they go viral all over the world. It is completely incredible and without a doubt, it changes your life."

#7

I Am On The Train And Those Two Ladies Look The Same But They Don’t Know Each Other At All... Freaky

I Am On The Train And Those Two Ladies Look The Same But They Don’t Know Each Other At All... Freaky

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Serial pacifist
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5 months ago

Love the smile on both.

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#8

Glitch In The Matrix

Glitch In The Matrix

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Andrea Careless
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5 months ago

That’s unreal.

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#9

What In The *** Matrix Is This?

What In The *** Matrix Is This?

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JB Darré
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5 months ago

Wig convention

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If you’re very lucky, you can be born looking like a beloved celebrity. For instance, a while back, we spoke to Ella Norton from the United Kingdom who looks like a carbon copy of English actress Emma Watson, best known for playing the role of wizarding world wunderkind Hermione Granger in all 8 Harry Potter films.

Ella told Bored Panda about one of her most memorable experiences with fans of Emma. “The most memorable experience with an Emma Watson fan would probably be when I visited Oxford once, and took photos with everyone there, including children in Harry Potter uniform, and even was asked to sign autographs. I always feel bad to let people down who think I actually am her! It is very surreal to have experienced a tiny bit of what it is like for a celebrity on a daily basis,” she said.

#10

There Are Two Identical-Looking People Sleeping On The Subway

There Are Two Identical-Looking People Sleeping On The Subway

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Julia Atkinson
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5 months ago

I like to imagine them standing up in perfect unison and getting off at the same stop

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#11

This Woman Has A Tattoo On Her Shoulder That Is The Exact Same As The Design On This Guys Shirt

This Woman Has A Tattoo On Her Shoulder That Is The Exact Same As The Design On This Guys Shirt

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Tomas Holicka
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5 months ago

These lizard people are not even subtle about it.

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#12

My Friend’s Dad Is At A Santa Convention, For People Who Play Santa During Christmas. This Is During Breakfast At The Hotel

My Friend’s Dad Is At A Santa Convention, For People Who Play Santa During Christmas. This Is During Breakfast At The Hotel

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TheBlackPanda (JustABlackBear)
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5 months ago

He looks like Santa lol

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Emma’s double told Bored Panda that she gets stopped in the street all the time whenever she visits large towns and cities like London or Oxford. “I always feel so bad to let people down who genuinely think I am Emma, as I don’t want to disappoint people,” Ella said.

Ella said that she’s recently started cosplaying. “So far I’ve only really cosplayed as Hermione, but I’m looking to also cosplay Belle from Beauty and The Beast, and Meg March from Little Women. I’ve never done any professional cosplay before, but I’m looking forward to learning more about cosplay and going to conventions when I can.”

#13

Walking Around My Town... She Met Her Nemesis

Walking Around My Town... She Met Her Nemesis

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WildHoneyPie
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm a little worried. She looks like she's going to give her a good whack with that cane.

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#14

I Found My Doppelganger At Work

I Found My Doppelganger At Work

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
5 months ago

Incredible - and their dads both worked as milkmen!

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#15

This Rare Planetary Alignment

This Rare Planetary Alignment

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Rijkærd
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5 months ago

Damn that head is reflecting too much.

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Emma and Ella are more alike than you’d think. Both are big bookworms and care deeply about social issues. 

“I’m an avid bookworm, and am very passionate about studying! I love being able to share the books I’m reading and my daily studying with my following online. I also really enjoy acting, singing, and ballet,” Ella told Bored Panda.

#16

The One Day My Son Didn't Wear His Blue Eddie Bauer Puffy Jacket From Costco To The Playground

The One Day My Son Didn't Wear His Blue Eddie Bauer Puffy Jacket From Costco To The Playground

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Rijkærd
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5 months ago

There was a sale at costco...

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#17

My Uber Driver Was A Slimmer, Cooler, Mustached Version Of Myself

My Uber Driver Was A Slimmer, Cooler, Mustached Version Of Myself

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Nadine Debard
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5 months ago

Now try to grow a mustache and see...

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#18

This Handicapped Sign Is Broken In A Way That It Suits My Disability

This Handicapped Sign Is Broken In A Way That It Suits My Disability

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
5 months ago

At my work, we have a disabled parking space that the maintenance team never painted legs onto. Every now and then we get comments. I suppose though, it would be suitable for this guy.

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“It’s been the dream to study at Oxford University reading English ever since I was little. After, I am hoping to go into work for human rights. I consider myself to be an advocate for human rights as well as environmental issues, and I would love to be able to make a difference in the world. That’s another reason why I like having a platform on social media; it’s great to have a voice with which I can speak on important issues.”

#19

How Do You Order Your Food, If “You’re” Already Ordering It?

How Do You Order Your Food, If “You’re” Already Ordering It?

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Odette Boisvert
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5 months ago

but HOW can you match this t-shirt and those leggins TWICE????

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#20

Met My Doppelgänger (Right) At A Concert. Even Had On The Same Shoes

Met My Doppelgänger (Right) At A Concert. Even Had On The Same Shoes

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Zena Marsh
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5 months ago

A brother from another mother...

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#21

A Glitch In The Matrix

A Glitch In The Matrix

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Rijkærd
Community Member
5 months ago

Nope..just some ladies pregaming before going to the BINGO room..

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#22

Since We Are Doing Doppelgangers, Figured I'd Share Mine I Met At Calgary Stampede This Year

Since We Are Doing Doppelgangers, Figured I'd Share Mine I Met At Calgary Stampede This Year

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TheBlackPanda (JustABlackBear)
Community Member
5 months ago

This picture smells like weed

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#23

Two Separate Couples Are Matching Indirectly

Two Separate Couples Are Matching Indirectly

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Roborowski
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5 months ago

One of these couples is Cosmo & Wanda

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#24

Twinsies (Our Grandson Is Convinced My Husband Really Is Shaggy)

Twinsies (Our Grandson Is Convinced My Husband Really Is Shaggy)

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James016
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5 months ago

Jinkies! the likeness is incredible

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#25

I Had To Do A Double Take And Then Another. I Wasn't Sure I Was Seeing This Right. It Just Couldn't Be

I Had To Do A Double Take And Then Another. I Wasn't Sure I Was Seeing This Right. It Just Couldn't Be

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Zena Marsh
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5 months ago

Beryl would eventually catch up with herself.

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#26

This Glitch In The Matrix

This Glitch In The Matrix

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Andrea Careless
Community Member
5 months ago

Twins?

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#27

Waiting To Pay In Line And Seeing Your Future Self

Waiting To Pay In Line And Seeing Your Future Self

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Julia Atkinson
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5 months ago

Younger version is looking askance at those knee socks

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#28

I'm The One Of The Left,the Guy On The Right Was Someone I Randomly Bumped Into In A Burger King Sitting Behind Me. I Think I Was About 15-17 A The Time

I'm The One Of The Left,the Guy On The Right Was Someone I Randomly Bumped Into In A Burger King Sitting Behind Me. I Think I Was About 15-17 A The Time

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TheBlackPanda (JustABlackBear)
Community Member
5 months ago

I like their hair

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#29

I Found My Doppelganger On A T-Shirt... And Sent Him One In Return

I Found My Doppelganger On A T-Shirt... And Sent Him One In Return

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James016
Community Member
5 months ago

That's brilliant.

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#30

My Friend Found Her Doppelganger At A Party

My Friend Found Her Doppelganger At A Party

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Deja Katz
Community Member
5 months ago

The relief when you find your doppelgänger…and they’re pretty!

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#31

My Cousin’s Kid Looks Like Sal

My Cousin’s Kid Looks Like Sal

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bookshellf
Community Member
5 months ago

aww 💗

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#32

My Friend Met His Doppelganger Last Night

My Friend Met His Doppelganger Last Night

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Reece Aster
Community Member
5 months ago

Looks like Sal from impractical jokers

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#33

I Was Yelling Something To My SO Until I Realized It Wasn't Him But His Doppelganger

I Was Yelling Something To My SO Until I Realized It Wasn't Him But His Doppelganger

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D K
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5 months ago

Haha whoops.

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#34

I Got A Pic Of My BF Falling Off A Floaty And Just Realized There Was A Guy Falling Off A Boat At The Same Time

I Got A Pic Of My BF Falling Off A Floaty And Just Realized There Was A Guy Falling Off A Boat At The Same Time

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DUN DUN
Community Member
5 months ago

Now this is what I call perfect timing!

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#35

When I Went To Switzerland And Happened To Look Exactly Like This Random Wood Statue

When I Went To Switzerland And Happened To Look Exactly Like This Random Wood Statue

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Rijkærd
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5 months ago

This was debunked some time ago.

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#36

Welcome To The Matrix

Welcome To The Matrix

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Deja Katz
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5 months ago

That is the grimmest teller machine I’ve ever seen

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#37

Identical Twins Who Married Identical Twins

Identical Twins Who Married Identical Twins

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zububonsai
Community Member
5 months ago

as an identical twin myself I've always considered this a bit creepy 😨

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#38

The Way That All Of These Girls Are Unknowingly Wearing The Same Outfit

The Way That All Of These Girls Are Unknowingly Wearing The Same Outfit

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
5 months ago

The first time I went to a club, I was so nervous deciding what to wear. I opted for a black shirt and blue jeans. Later that night in the club's bathroom, I realized 5 out of 6 people in there were dressed exactly the same as me. For my first time, I felt pretty good knowing I got the vibe so spot on.

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#39

Had Two Of The Same NPCs Show Up To Class Today

Had Two Of The Same NPCs Show Up To Class Today

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James016
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5 months ago

Which one gives the side quest?

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#40

Since 1981, Key West, FL Has Held A Ernest Hemingway Lookalike Contest Which Looks Like A Huge Glitch In A Matrix

Since 1981, Key West, FL Has Held A Ernest Hemingway Lookalike Contest Which Looks Like A Huge Glitch In A Matrix

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Luis Hernandez Dauajare
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5 months ago

Straight from the Santa convention...

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#41

Confronting His Copy

Confronting His Copy

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Yort
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5 months ago

That looks like James Cameron and his twin, Cames Jameron.

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#42

Dude Spawned Twice For His Route

Dude Spawned Twice For His Route

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Zena Marsh
Community Member
5 months ago

Colin and his Clone.

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#43

My GF Met Her Doppelganger And Found Out They Have Mountain Tattoos In The Same Spot

My GF Met Her Doppelganger And Found Out They Have Mountain Tattoos In The Same Spot

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elSti
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5 months ago

the face is quite different

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#44

Spotted Yesterday In Piccadilly

Spotted Yesterday In Piccadilly

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Jessica Gunn
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5 months ago

These two are obviously together and twins

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#45

Two Women With Same Mask, Similar Clip And Hair

Two Women With Same Mask, Similar Clip And Hair

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WildHoneyPie
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5 months ago

And, surprise, they're both wearing their masks wrong.

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#46

Same Guy Enjoying Two Meals At One Restaurant

Same Guy Enjoying Two Meals At One Restaurant

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Alex Luiz
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5 months ago

If I could make a double of myself, this is exactly how I would use my power.

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#47

Met A Stranger With The Same Exact Nose Piercing, Haircut, Makeup, And Outfit As Me

Met A Stranger With The Same Exact Nose Piercing, Haircut, Makeup, And Outfit As Me

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
5 months ago

Rip those jeans in solidarity

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#48

Was This Planned

Was This Planned

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James016
Community Member
5 months ago

The local denim jacket society's first meeting after the Covid restrictions were lifted

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#49

These Two Unrelated People On My Flight Started Watching The Same Movie At The Exact Same Time

These Two Unrelated People On My Flight Started Watching The Same Movie At The Exact Same Time

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bookshellf
Community Member
5 months ago

I just remember i used to do this with my sister, we would watch a movie at the same time on different screens so it was like we watch it together :)

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#50

On Our Trip To Paris, My Friend Found Is Doppelgänger In The Louvre. Hilarity Ensued

On Our Trip To Paris, My Friend Found Is Doppelgänger In The Louvre. Hilarity Ensued

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zububonsai
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

"my" doppelganger portrait is hanging at Madrid in the Museo del Reina Sofia in the same room were "Guernica" hangs, it hangs on the left of it and is by Picasso as well, a woman with a straight bob. I was 25 at that time, was overwhelmed and impressed by Guernica (I am German), and turned around and .... looked in the mirror. didn't have a mobile with me at that time... I'd love to know the title, though.

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