Most, if not all of us, have experienced some sort of coincidence in our lives. Maybe you said something at the same time as somebody else, or perhaps you bumped into an old friend in the most unlikely of places. But there are those funny little "would you believe it" types of coincidences and plot twists, and then there are those "holy crap that is literally unbelievable" types of coincidences.

Take a look at the pictures below for a few amazing facts. From somebody predicting the sinking of the Titanic 14 years before it happened to the Simpsons predicting Donald Trump's election triumph way back in 2000, this collection of crazy coincidences will blow your mind. And even if you don't believe in such things as prophecies or predictions for future, some of these historical facts might shake your ground a bit. Don't forget to vote for the best! (h/t: brightside)

#1

The Separated Twins With The Almost Identical Lives

The Separated Twins With The Almost Identical Lives

A set of twins from Ohio who were separated at birth grew up without any knowledge of each other's existence. They lives did however share a number of strange similarities. They were both named James on their adoptions, they both grew up to be police officers, and both of them married women named Linda. But that's not all. Each had a son, one named James Allan and the other one named James Alan, and each also had a dog named Toy. Both brothers later got divorced, and both ended up remarrying women named Betty! (source: people)

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GlitterGlitch
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4 years ago

crazy enough they didnt like the same hair cuts

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#2

Did Edgar Allan Poe Have A Time Machine?

Did Edgar Allan Poe Have A Time Machine?

Did Edgar Allan Poe own a time machine? Some people think so. How else could he have known about an event almost half a century before it happened? In his book called The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, the author describes how four sailors who survived the sinking of their ship were forced to eat a rather unfortunate cabin boy named Richard Parker. Although Poe claimed that the story was based on real events, that wasn't actually true. 46 years later however, a boat really did sink, and the members of the crew who were rescued were forced to eat a cabin boy in order to survive. The cabin boy's name? You guessed it - Richard Parker. (source: nytimes, seesouthampton)

Edgar Allan Poe , wikipedia Report

GlitterGlitch
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4 years ago

Maybe it was very common for cabin boys to get eaten back then

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#3

Mark Twain Predicted His Own Death

Mark Twain Predicted His Own Death

Did the famous writer Mark Twain predict his own death? Well if he didn't then it was a major coincidence. The writer was born in 1835, when Halley's Comet was passing the earth. It only passes once every 76 years or so, but Twain predicted that he would die on its next passing. "I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835," he said in 1909. "It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it." The writer died on the very day of its appearance in 1910. (americanliteraryblog, wikipedia)

A.F. Bradley , NASA Report

Daria B
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4 years ago

The truth is Twain was an alien, but if he said so, no one would understand, so he just hinted. ^_-

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#4

Miss Unsinkable

Miss Unsinkable

Depending on how you look at it, Violet Jessup was either one seriously lucky lady, or she was one seriously bad omen. The stewardess and nurse was on the HMS Olympic when it struck the HMS Hawke, she was on board the HMHS Britannic when it sank after hitting a sea mine, and she was also traveling on the RMS Titanic when it sank after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic. No wonder she later become known as Miss Unsinkable! (source: historybuff)

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Daria B
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4 years ago

Maybe she could swim....

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#5

The Case Of Anthony Hopkins And A Rather Rare Book

The Case Of Anthony Hopkins And A Rather Rare Book

When Anthony Hopkins was preparing for his role in The Girl from Petrovka, he wanted to find a version of the book (written by George Feifer) so he could study it before filming began. But wherever he looked, he couldn't find a copy until one day, while sitting on the subway, he found a copy on the carriage in which he was travelling. But that's not the end, because when Hopkins later met the author, Feifer told him that he also didn't have a copy of the book. Why? Because he'd lent his last one to a friend, who had then accidentally lost it on the subway! (source: npr, dm)

Universal Pictures , Universal Pictures Report

GlitterGlitch
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4 years ago

Oohhh I gotta watch this movie now

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#6

Coincidence, Or Reincarnation?

Coincidence, Or Reincarnation?

The founder of the Ferrari company, Enzo Ferrari, died on August 14, 1988. Just a month later, on October 15, Arsenal footballer Mesut Özil was born. Take a look at their pictures side by side. Massive coincidence? Or proof of reincarnation? You decide!

wikipedia , DPA Report

Wendy Whitley
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4 years ago

Last time I checked, there was a month called September between August and October.

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#7

The Simpsons Predicted Trump For President Way Back In 2000

The Simpsons Predicted Trump For President Way Back In 2000

The Simpsons has been known to accurately predict all sorts of things, but maybe their most impressive prediction of all (and also the most relevant right now...and depressing...) was guessing that Donald Trump would become president. We didn't see it coming. You didn't see it coming. But The Simpsons definitely saw it coming way back in the year 2000 (although the pictures featured here are from the 2015 episode). Either that or it's one seriously creepy coincidence...

The Simpsons , Drew Angerer Report

Sondre Strøm Linde
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4 years ago

Yeah, they predicted it, but these pics are not from that episode. These pics are from an episode about the actual Trump-president-hoopla.

Tatiana Briosa
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4 years ago

It does explain that if you read the description

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GlitterGlitch
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4 years ago

Trumps hair is not orange enough

nunya bussiness
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2 days ago

maybe trump got the idea to run for president from the simpsons! XD

Kimberly Puchniarz
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4 years ago

STFU with your "depressing" remark!! Grow the fuck up!!

Carleen Cruse
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4 years ago

omg

Jody Fuller
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4 years ago

Hahahaha

Abdul Latif Rashid
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4 years ago

It's not a conincidence... trump got inspired by Simpsos.. and then reenacted the scenes from the show.

Jasmine Chen
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4 years ago

AMERICA YOU CAN BE MY EX-WIFE???

Aishah
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4 years ago

It wasn't the first time The Simpsons predicted the future

Lina Spotts
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4 years ago

That episode was not in 2000 it was 2015

Дари Обича Али
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4 years ago

But Back to the Future did that in 1985 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxOP9HR7N0I&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop

Dianna Vance
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4 years ago

See the paid sign? That's what is happening now too.. that's strange

Rana
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4 years ago

because they believe in Illuminati

Jeremy Freed
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1 year ago

Trump ran for prez in 2000 As an independent but droppEd out. Simpson’s didn’t predict shit

ASHER PEDDY
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1 year ago

this is a biased article'

Funny User
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1 year ago

America you can be my ex-wife!

Halimat Salako
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3 years ago

Really love your update....so interesting...keep it up

.gas.
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4 years ago

Meh. I can predict Miley Cyrus will be President. It's unlikely she ever will. But if she does, I can't point back to this post and call myself a "visionary."

Arabella Atlee
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4 years ago

Now their new episode says, "It sucks to be right!"

PaparazSea
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4 years ago

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La
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4 years ago

Think they're also referring to the Trump sign and logo. Almost identical to the Simpsons version.

Diane Cinca
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4 years ago

Not at all, the simpsons predicted Trump to become president in 2000 in one episode, for sure ! But the drawings are from an episode which went out in 2015 few days after the visit of Trump from the pictures here. Simpsons are definitely good at predicting future but for the episode mentioned here, it came later :-)

Naima Ivansdóttir
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4 years ago

as written above, "The Simpsons definitely saw it coming way back in the year 2000 (although the pictures featured here are from the 2015 episode)."

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Patrick Petersen
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4 years ago

Trump announced his candidacy under the Reform Party back in 1999/2000. He got about 15000 votes in California.. So,bot that predictable at all

Patrick Petersen
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4 years ago

Trump announced his candidacy under the Reform Party.. He got about 15000 votes in California..

Kaantje Reuzel
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4 years ago

The Simpsons hadden het al voorspeld

Paula Rochon
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4 years ago

You just had to throw in that " and depressing " BULLSHIT didn't ya . Get the FUCK over yourself and deal with the fact .......Trump is President !!!!!!!

Hans
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4 years ago

Coincidence? No. Simpsons is cynical and there are many cynical things happening in the world...thus, their predictions and metaphors worked more then one time.

Steve Normand
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4 years ago

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Why do you feel the need to editorialize ("and depressing") please stick to humor and interesting pictures - I for one don't care about your political views.

Laury M.
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4 years ago

Apparently, no one cares much for your opinion either, Steve.

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#8

The Dutch Cyclist Who Escaped Two Plane Crashes

The Dutch Cyclist Who Escaped Two Plane Crashes

Believe it nor not, Dutch cyclist Maarten de Jonge has escaped not one but two major plane crashes in his life. Not only was he supposed to be on board missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 before deciding to take a flight that departed an hour earlier; he was also supposed to fly on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the one that was shot down over Ukraine in 2014, before changing to a different flight in order to save money. (source: independent)

ZURAB DZHAVAKHADZE , Maarten de Jonge Report

Cristi
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4 years ago

The parents of a friend had a similar experience, their explanation was that Death never gets confused, you go when you´re supposed to go, no sooner.

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#9

The Man Who Predicted The Sinking Of The Titanic

The Man Who Predicted The Sinking Of The Titanic

14 years before the Titanic sank, in 1898, Morgan Robertson, a fantasy writer from the US, write about a ship sinking in a novella called Futility. The ship in the book was called the Titan, but that's not the end of the similarities. For example, like the real Titanic, the Titan was described as unsinkable. They also both had insufficient lifeboats and they both collided with icebergs in the North Atlantic. (sources: titanic.wikia, historyonthenet, cruiselinehistory)

F.G.O. Stuart , George G. Rockwood Report

Hans
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4 years ago

Seems like a rather obvious idea for a book on a catastrophe in a time where big ships were becoming the matter of fascination.

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#10

The Strange Coincidences Between Lincoln And Kennedy

The Strange Coincidences Between Lincoln And Kennedy

Two of America's presidents, namely Abraham Lincoln and John F Kennedy, share a multitude of barely believable coincidences. Both were killed from gunshot wounds to the back of the head; both died on a Friday; both died before a celebration (Kennedy was assassinated on the eve of Thanksgiving, Lincoln was killed right before Easter); and each one of them were accompanied by their wife and another couple. But there's more! Both had a friend called Billy Graham, both had four children, both had secretaries named after the other (Kennedy's secretary was called Mrs. Lincoln, while Lincoln's secretary was called John), and both of their successors were vice presidents called Johnson! (source: logic-books, historynewsnetwork, wikipedia)

Alexander Gardner , U.S. Navy photo Report

Apollo's Daughter
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4 years ago

Lincoln was shot in Ford's theater, Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln, made by Ford.

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#11

Did The License Plate Number Of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's Car Hold A Secret Message?

Did The License Plate Number Of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's Car Hold A Secret Message?

World War 1 began after Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo on 28th June 1914. The car in which he was traveling at the time of his murder bore a license plate with the number A III 118. What's so strange about that? World War 1 officially ended on Armistice Day, 11th November 1918, otherwise written as 11/11/18...(source: telegraph)

Laurent Heyligen Report

Rana
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4 years ago

the deadliest coincident ever

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#12

The Double Tragedy On The Hoover Dam

The Double Tragedy On The Hoover Dam

112 deaths were associated with the building of the Hoover Dam, but there's a strange coincidence between the first and last men to lose their lives during its construction. The first man to die was a surveyor called George Tierney, who drowned in the Colorado on December 20, 1922, while looking for an ideal place for the dam. The last man to die? Patrick Tierney, George's son, who also died on December 20 in 1935. (sources: damofhoover, usbr, digital-desert)

hdrinc , Bureau of Reclamation Report

Hans
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4 years ago

This is spooky.

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#13

American In Paris Survives Bataclan Attack And 9/11

American In Paris Survives Bataclan Attack And 9/11

An American named Matthew survived last year's terrorist attack on the Bataclan theater in Paris by playing dead after being shot. What's even more amazing is that 14 years earlier, on September 11th 2001, he narrowly avoided another terrorist attack when a United Airlines plane struck one of the twin towers while he was passing the building on his way to a meeting. (source: telegraph)

MrMARIOcod , Getty Report

Hans
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4 years ago

I find it hard to call someone "lucky" when you have witnessed two acts of extreme violence. Lucky to be alive, yes, but not lucky to have been there.

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#14

The First And Last Soldiers From World War One

The First And Last Soldiers From World War One

The first and last British soldiers killed in the First World War are buried in Belgium’s Saint Symphorien cemetery. Their graves are located just 6 metres apart and their headstones face each other, which is a major coincidence considering that this arrangement wasn't at all planned. (source: the guardian)

Virginia Mayo , Peter Johnston Report

Véronique Dussart
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4 years ago

Here in Saint-Symphorien,it is called "le cimetière des Anglais".

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#15

The Warning Inscription On The Tomb Of Tamerlane

The Warning Inscription On The Tomb Of Tamerlane

On June 20, 1940, Soviet archaeologists uncovered the tomb of Tamerlane in what is now Uzbekistan. Tamerlane, who saw himself as Genghis Khan's heir, was a Turco-Mongol conqueror and the founder of the Timurid Empire in Persia and Central Asia. A warning inscription on his tomb read "Whomsoever opens my tomb will unleash an invader more terrible than I." Clearly not superstitious, the Soviet archaeologists ignored the warning and opened the tomb anyway. 3 days later, Adolf Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, the largest military invasion of all time, upon the Soviet Union. (source: wikipedia)

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Hans
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4 years ago

This one is stupid...the invasion must have been planned for months, if not years.

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#16

The Catherine Eddowes And Mary Kelly Coincidence

The Catherine Eddowes And Mary Kelly Coincidence

On the night of September 29th, 1888, at around 8:30pm, Catherine Eddowes was found lying drunk on Aldgate High Street in London. She was taken into custody and released at 12:55am when she was sober enough to go home. Upon leaving she gave the police a fake name - Mary Kelly. The same night she was released, Catherine Eddowes was murdered by Jack the Ripper, who then went on to murder another woman named - you guessed it - Mary Kelly. (source: wikipedia)


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YsaPur
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4 years ago

Not much of a coincidence; based on her life both were probably of the same "profession" we know Jack the Ripper targeted. She just gave her colleague's name to the police, to escape some sort of fine or something.

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