Some people believe in fate, that everything in life happens for a reason, is predetermined and therefore out of your power. Others believe in an existence that is more of a series of random events and occurrences that, no matter how bizarre they may seem, are purely chance coincidences.


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Wherever your beliefs lie on the fate-coincidence scale, these odds-defying scenarios will blow your mind. Bored Panda has compiled a list of a few times when coincidences were just so perfect, occurrences so rare that even the most ardent skeptic may wonder if there weren’t some supernatural forces at play.

What’s the weirdest coincidence that you have ever encountered? Let us know in the comments below!

#1 This Bird Landed On The Page About Itself

This Bird Landed On The Page About Itself

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Hans 12 months ago

">>Shy little critter<< the book says? Hmpf!"

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#2 What Are The Chances?

What Are The Chances?

"20 years ago I went to an air show with my Grandpa and Uncle. One of the aircraft I sat in was the OH58 Kiowa. This was the day that I decided that I wanted to be a pilot. Today while looking through some old photos I found the picture below of me sitting in the Kiowa. I thought it was cool because that's what I've been flying the past... Read More

"20 years ago I went to an air show with my Grandpa and Uncle. One of the aircraft I sat in was the OH58 Kiowa. This was the day that I decided that I wanted to be a pilot. Today while looking through some old photos I found the picture below of me sitting in the Kiowa. I thought it was cool because that's what I've been flying the past month. Upon arriving to the airfield today I asked operations if they have ever had a Kiowa with the tail number listed on the aircraft that I sat in when I was eight years old. (What are the chances right?) They looked it up and not only had they once had that aircraft there, but it was sitting on the ramp. I went out and took a picture with it and realized that I had actually been flying that specific Kiowa this past month. Twenty years later I am flying the exact aircraft that helped spark my dream to fly."

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CatShatBrix 12 months ago

Yes! This is actually so awesome and somewhat inspiring!

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#3 My Friend Just Got This Once In A Lifetime Picture

My Friend Just Got This Once In A Lifetime Picture

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Eirik Guttulsrud 12 months ago

That looks like the moon rather than the sun

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#4 Dog Gave Birth To Three Puppies, Each With Their Own Corresponding Number On Their Back

Dog Gave Birth To Three Puppies, Each With Their Own Corresponding Number On Their Back

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Jolo Atlantis 12 months ago

Looks like something out of a children's show. "Count the puppies! One! Two! Three! Way to go! There were... three puppies!"

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#5 Close

Close

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MrGosslet 12 months ago

I wood have told him to leaf...

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#6 The Mountains And Trees Lined Up Perfectly On This Camper On The Highway

The Mountains And Trees Lined Up Perfectly On This Camper On The Highway

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Angelicat 12 months ago

The camper in its natural habitat.

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#7 Hometown Zip Code, T-Shirt, Race Number, Finishing Time - All 33607

Hometown Zip Code, T-Shirt, Race Number, Finishing Time - All 33607

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Katrė 12 months ago

What kind of Woodoo is this?

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#8 What To Do After A Car Crash?

What To Do After A Car Crash?

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Bina Acharya 12 months ago

woh!! that guy got lucky..

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#9 A Dragon Fly Landed On My Friends Foot And Mirrored Its Own Tattoo

A Dragon Fly Landed On My Friends Foot And Mirrored Its Own Tattoo

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Mr. Curtis 12 months ago

I dont really think it's a coincidence this one.. But maaaaybe the dragonfly want to... Mate?

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#10 Right Place, Right Time

Right Place, Right Time

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#11 Fire Breather Looks Like He's Kissing A Fire Dragon

Fire Breather Looks Like He's Kissing A Fire Dragon

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Lucia De Santiago 12 months ago

Great

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#12 I Call Bullsh*t, They Obviously Rehearsed This

I Call Bullsh*t, They Obviously Rehearsed This

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Will Gerik 12 months ago

Purrkour?

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#13 So My Dad, A Fisherman At Lake "attersee", Austria, Just Fished Up His Old, Lost Wallet In One Of His Fishnets, After He Had Dropped It Into The Lake 20 Years Ago

So My Dad, A Fisherman At Lake "attersee", Austria, Just Fished Up His Old, Lost Wallet In One Of His Fishnets, After He Had Dropped It Into The Lake 20 Years Ago

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Stijn V. 12 months ago

now you know why he has been fishing the same spot for 20 years

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#14 Brother Spent A Year Trying To Get A Lightning Photo. He Caught This Last Night, I Just Noticed The Boat In The Bottom Left

Brother Spent A Year Trying To Get A Lightning Photo. He Caught This Last Night, I Just Noticed The Boat In The Bottom Left

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Neeraj Jha 12 months ago

You bet, Boat..

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#15 In Very Rare Circumstances It Is Possible To See A Full 360 Degree Rainbow From An Airplane

In Very Rare Circumstances It Is Possible To See A Full 360 Degree Rainbow From An Airplane

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Magpie 12 months ago

And you got a double !!!

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#16 Butterfly Bro Lands On His Own Picture

Butterfly Bro Lands On His Own Picture

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CatShatBrix 12 months ago

There is actually a chance it thought that the picture was real, and came to mate/socialise

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#17 Managed To Catch This Balloon Popping On My Phone

Managed To Catch This Balloon Popping On My Phone

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Hans 12 months ago

I would not have guesses an iPhone has such a short shutter time...

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#18 Oddest Odd Possible

Oddest Odd Possible

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CatShatBrix 12 months ago

I've seen this many times and it never gets old

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#19 A Flamboyance Of Flamingos… Shaped Like A Flamingo

A Flamboyance Of Flamingos… Shaped Like A Flamingo

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Bina Acharya 12 months ago

and i see a cat there hehe :)

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#20 Mosquito Killed By A Dart

Mosquito Killed By A Dart

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Ok Ha-Neul 12 months ago

precision

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#21 Swedish Guy Accidentally Captures Green Meteorite While Searching For The Northern Lights

Swedish Guy Accidentally Captures Green Meteorite While Searching For The Northern Lights

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Royal_Emperor 12 months ago

That is where hogwarts is.

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#22 My Blind Son Found A Four Leaf Clover On His Own. What Are The Odds?

My Blind Son Found A Four Leaf Clover On His Own. What Are The Odds?

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Katrė 12 months ago

Well I'd say it's just pure skill and a lot of dedication. Well done:)

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#23 Rare Cloud Phenomenon Over Eastern Victoria, Australia

Rare Cloud Phenomenon Over Eastern Victoria, Australia

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Sepia 12 months ago

Saw similar clouds in my garden a few weeks ago IMAG2032-5...072453.jpg IMAG2032-59c122e072453.jpg

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#24 What Are The Odds?

What Are The Odds?

These are the mugshots of William West and William West, and they are not related. They were both sent to Leavenworth Prison at the same time, in 1903, and after some confusion, the staff understood they had two different prisoners with the exact same name, who looked exactly alike. They are part of the reason fingerprints are now used as identification.

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Daria B 12 months ago

When the matrix goes copy-paste.

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#25 Two Collided Bullets From The Battle Of Gallipoli

Two Collided Bullets From The Battle Of Gallipoli

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CatShatBrix 12 months ago

Dang! I'm suprised they even found it. Needle in a haystack?

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#26 Bad Timing

Bad Timing

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Min Lee 12 months ago

We are all part of the machine

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#27 Man Slides Into Pool But Never Swims

Man Slides Into Pool But Never Swims

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Jonathan Dyer 12 months ago

Jesus! Is that you?

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#28 My Dog's White Stripe Lines Up Perfectly With The Water's Edge

My Dog's White Stripe Lines Up Perfectly With The Water's Edge

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Neeraj Jha 12 months ago

looks like a Tide Detergent commercial to me..

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#29 My Brother Accidentally Wore The Same Outfit As My Daughters Birthday Present

My Brother Accidentally Wore The Same Outfit As My Daughters Birthday Present

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Christina Waide 12 months ago

Is his name Ken?

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#30 Triple Rainbow

Triple Rainbow

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McKellenIsMajestic 12 months ago

OML IT'A HELLA GAAAAAAAAY

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#31 My Friend's Father Caught A Blue Lobster The Other Day. Odds Are 1 In 2 Million

My Friend's Father Caught A Blue Lobster The Other Day. Odds Are 1 In 2 Million

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Neeraj Jha 12 months ago

Was it a Monday when this happened?

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#32 4 Strangers Same Outfit

4 Strangers Same Outfit

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Bina Acharya 12 months ago

nothing odd about this. happens to me a lot :)

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#33 Cell Phone Picture From Friday Nights Storm. The Lighting Happened Right After The Camera Started Taking The Picture

Cell Phone Picture From Friday Nights Storm. The Lighting Happened Right After The Camera Started Taking The Picture

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#34 The People You May Know Section Of Facebook Put Up These Pictures That Align Perfectly With Unrelated People

The People You May Know Section Of Facebook Put Up These Pictures That Align Perfectly With Unrelated People

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Daria B 12 months ago

When computers get bored at work. ♥

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#35 Lottery Ticket Vs. Winning Numbers

Lottery Ticket Vs. Winning Numbers

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Hans 12 months ago

Time to quit playing lottery and saving the money...

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#36 This Car Owner Is Just Lucky

This Car Owner Is Just Lucky

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Daria B 12 months ago

Trees care about cars, obviously. ♥

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#37 An Albino Deer I Spotted In Northwestern Wisconsin Yesterday

An Albino Deer I Spotted In Northwestern Wisconsin Yesterday

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Kori K. Warriner 12 months ago

That's not very unusual. Unfortunately they are the first to go because they aren't camouflaged.

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#38 Restaurant Sign Saved By Chance

Restaurant Sign Saved By Chance

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Hans 12 months ago

Better than "Dolor Restaurant"

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#39 One Shot, One Opportunity

One Shot, One Opportunity

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Anya O 12 months ago

Ouch!

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#40 What Are The Odds Of This Accident?

What Are The Odds Of This Accident?

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panda 12 months ago

Well..after the whole bottle of "extra stout"..

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#41 Eggsperts Say Odds Are 11 Billion To 1

Eggsperts Say Odds Are 11 Billion To 1

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CatShatBrix 12 months ago

Quadruplets!

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#42 I Dropped A Plate By Accident,and It Spilt In Half Perfectly. No Shards Or Chips

I Dropped A Plate By Accident,and It Spilt In Half Perfectly. No Shards Or Chips

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Kerry Pye 12 months ago

great for sharing pizza

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#43 Once In A Lifetime

Once In A Lifetime

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Susan Gardner 12 months ago

Very cool

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#44 Almost 12 Years Ago My Dad Caught A Picture So Rare That No One Believed Us When We Told Them. Today I Finally Found The Picture To Prove It...

Almost 12 Years Ago My Dad Caught A Picture So Rare That No One Believed Us When We Told Them. Today I Finally Found The Picture To Prove It...

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Hans 12 months ago

The moment you realize you are in deep trouble. Just look at that face...

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#45 The Print On The Lorry In Front Is In The Same Spot My Wife Took Her Background Photo

The Print On The Lorry In Front Is In The Same Spot My Wife Took Her Background Photo

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Hans 12 months ago

Admittedly, this is a rather often photographed spot. Still a nice coincidence!

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#46 Friend Tried To Toss Me His Keys At Work, They Got Stuck On Piping In The Roof Like This

Friend Tried To Toss Me His Keys At Work, They Got Stuck On Piping In The Roof Like This

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Scott Johnson 12 months ago

Are you the Keymaster?

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#47 These Licence Plates

These Licence Plates

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Lara B. 12 months ago

"You say yes (yeah), I say no (naw), You say stop and I say go go go" :)

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#48 We Got Another Rare Lobster In At Work. This Time He's A 1 In 30 Million Calico Lobster

We Got Another Rare Lobster In At Work. This Time He's A 1 In 30 Million Calico Lobster

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Ok Ha-Neul 12 months ago

that explains why they're rare ya'll keep eating them

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#49 This Lady's Dress

This Lady's Dress

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Hans 12 months ago

...is odd.

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#50 Aussie Currently Traveling Around Greece, I Just Found Half An Australian Bank Card Out The Front Of My Hotel. The Name, Valid Date And First 6 Numbers That Are Visible Are Exactly The Same As My Own Card. I Ran Upstairs And Pulled Apart My Bag And Found Mine Completely Intact Where I'd Left It

Aussie Currently Traveling Around Greece, I Just Found Half An Australian Bank Card Out The Front Of My Hotel. The Name, Valid Date And First 6 Numbers That Are Visible Are Exactly The Same As My Own Card. I Ran Upstairs And Pulled Apart My Bag And Found Mine Completely Intact Where I'd Left It

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jp 12 months ago

I see a single T on the half card, and double on the other

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#51 I Saw A Gull Standing On Top Of Another Gull

I Saw A Gull Standing On Top Of Another Gull

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Neeraj Jha 12 months ago

"Mark, I don't think that video showed this position"

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#52 How Does This Even Happen?!?

How Does This Even Happen?!?

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Cat on a bike 12 months ago

Call an exorcist, definitely not "naturally"

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#53 My Dad Started Learning Archery 2 Years Ago. He Comes Back From Lessons With This Once In A Lifetime Shot

My Dad Started Learning Archery 2 Years Ago. He Comes Back From Lessons With This Once In A Lifetime Shot

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G. 12 months ago

Merida from Brave xD

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#54 Sequential License Plates

Sequential License Plates

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Hans 12 months ago

Admit it! You are sitting in #940.

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#55 Today, I Think I Found The Rarest Thing I Will Ever Come By And Never Seen One Until This Morning On My Front Tire. An Albino Fly

Today, I Think I Found The Rarest Thing I Will Ever Come By And Never Seen One Until This Morning On My Front Tire. An Albino Fly

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Andrew Gibb 12 months ago

camoflage for white dog turds

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#56 What Are The Odds?

What Are The Odds?

Talking to a friend at my local coffee shop, and my mom comes up in conversation. I haven't spoken to her in a few days, so I call her. She's driving down the same street, passing the coffee shop, so she says "I'll come in and say hi!" We were both wearing the exact same outfit

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troufaki13 12 months ago

That's your mom?? WOW!!! She looks so young and beautiful!! :D

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#57 Car's Lucky Day

Car's Lucky Day

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Lindsay Ameye 12 months ago

The tree seems to be holding it's breath as not to fall further

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#58 Lucky Speeder

Lucky Speeder

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Scott Johnson 12 months ago

Is that a mocking bird?

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#59 The Irony

The Irony

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Keeks 12 months ago

Not so much.

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#60 My Friend Captured Possibly The Rarest Thing That's Ever Happened

My Friend Captured Possibly The Rarest Thing That's Ever Happened

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Christina Waide 12 months ago

One of them isn't focused on being 'rare.'

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#61 These Two Local Doctors. Two These Doctors Local

These Two Local Doctors. Two These Doctors Local

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Miradona Balog 12 months ago

They may be father and son

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#62 Both Lines At McDonalds Had The Same Cars

Both Lines At McDonalds Had The Same Cars

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Kerry Pye 12 months ago

a glitch

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#63 The House My Sister Is Looking At Buying Has A Picture I Painted When I Was In High School For A History Project On Their Wall

The House My Sister Is Looking At Buying Has A Picture I Painted When I Was In High School For A History Project On Their Wall

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Owiella Freddie 12 months ago

Is it your parent's home?

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#64 Identical License Plates But From Different States

Identical License Plates But From Different States

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MysticalMan 12 months ago

Roy gets around.

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#65 On Our Way To An Amusement Park When We See A Man Holding A Sign Saying "Jesus Is This Way". Start Joking That Jesus Is At The Amusement Park. This Is What We Park Next To

On Our Way To An Amusement Park When We See A Man Holding A Sign Saying "Jesus Is This Way". Start Joking That Jesus Is At The Amusement Park. This Is What We Park Next To

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therealpixie 12 months ago

Hrishikesh, not laughing about god; laughing about an Hispanic man named Jesus.

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#66 She Was Born For This Job

She Was Born For This Job

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Christina Waide 12 months ago

She doesn't think you're funny. :)

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#67 After Having It For 2 Years, I Accidentally Found My Phone Background The Other Day Near Santa Cristina, Italy

After Having It For 2 Years, I Accidentally Found My Phone Background The Other Day Near Santa Cristina, Italy

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Janice Foster 12 months ago

I can't help smiling at how stunned he looks!

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#68 I Just Dropped My Bank Note On The Floor And I Thought It Had Disappeared

I Just Dropped My Bank Note On The Floor And I Thought It Had Disappeared

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Henrique Kenzo 12 months ago

I have no Idea what I'm looking at

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#69 My Sister, Other Sister, And Parents Accidentally Bought Me The Same Birthday Card

My Sister, Other Sister, And Parents Accidentally Bought Me The Same Birthday Card

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Christina Waide 12 months ago

Or you sisters asked your dad to buy them a card at the store and your dad, being a dad, bought 3 of the same. Sorry-I just call it like I see it. And I have a dad. haha

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#70 This Guy Had Two Nails From A Nail Gun Hit His Leg, And They Both Missed His Femur And His Kneecap

This Guy Had Two Nails From A Nail Gun Hit His Leg, And They Both Missed His Femur And His Kneecap

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Christina Waide 12 months ago

Would have been cooler if he'd missed his leg.

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#71 My Default Router Password Described My Rare Birthmark

My Default Router Password Described My Rare Birthmark

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Lindsay Ameye 12 months ago

The Universe is just pure comedy gold sometimes

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#72 Is This Going To Be A Bad Day Or A Good One?

Is This Going To Be A Bad Day Or A Good One?

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Rue Granger 12 months ago

It's even number 77 on the list!

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#73 What Are The Odds?

What Are The Odds?

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Lindsay Ameye 12 months ago

Is that Ed Sheeran?

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#74 I Mean, What Are The Odds?

I Mean, What Are The Odds?

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CatShatBrix 12 months ago

Lol, wut?

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#75 This Captcha Password

This Captcha Password

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Scott Johnson 12 months ago

The racist bots will get past that gate.

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#76 The Left Door Perfectly Describes The Right Door's Condition

The Left Door Perfectly Describes The Right Door's Condition

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Maverick rudometkin 12 months ago

i think the other door said: Fite Me M8

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#77 Leaf Meets Crack In The Gate

Leaf Meets Crack In The Gate

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Royal_Emperor 12 months ago

This practical was in the finals of my ninja training

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#78 Lucky Car

Lucky Car

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Virgil Blue 12 months ago

Maybe a rubber tree?

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#79 I Found 5 Peanuts In A Shell

I Found 5 Peanuts In A Shell

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Maverick rudometkin 12 months ago

Busted a fat nut

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#80 "Beware Of Death" Sign Above An Unexploded Shell In A Tree During WW1

"Beware Of Death" Sign Above An Unexploded Shell In A Tree During WW1