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.

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
Community Member
3 years ago

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

shareabedwithacat
Community Member
3 years ago

It actually says the opposite. :-)

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Bird be like, "That's BS written in there about my weight"

shareabedwithacat
Community Member
3 years ago

Original newspaper headlines machine translated from Norwegian Bokmål. iFinnmark: - What? Am I not more than 13 cm? Verdens Gang: Hello there, what's this about me here?

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Ephraim Bane
Community Member
3 years ago

"This information is all wrong! I'M much more intelligent and handsome!"

Adriana E. Henricy
Community Member
3 years ago

"hey! thats me!"

Mari Louw
Community Member
3 years ago

Do you think he is evaluating the text?

Charm Valenzuela
Community Member
3 years ago

Maybe it thought it was a real birs and wants to mate :)

Laura Sherman
Community Member
3 years ago

How cute!

Ingrid Tsai
Community Member
3 years ago

I must be famous! I HAVE AN BIOGRAPHY

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

I love this photo !

shareabedwithacat
Community Member
3 years ago

Take a look further up, I posted some articles.

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Lindsay Ameye
Community Member
3 years ago

Hey that's a picture of my uncle Jacques in your book!

Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

is this a Playbird?

shareabedwithacat
Community Member
3 years ago

Poecile cinctus (Siberian Tit/Grey-headed chickadee).

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meerakat5
Community Member
3 years ago

it just can't get enough of it self

MysticalMan
Community Member
3 years ago

Lightning can strike twice in the same place.

shareabedwithacat
Community Member
3 years ago

Photo: Geir Arne Vian. 2313660-59...71f462.jpg 2313660-59c349a71f462.jpg

shareabedwithacat
Community Member
3 years ago

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shareabedwithacat
Community Member
3 years ago

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Susan Gardner
Community Member
3 years ago

This is awesome

TheMegaMeowstic
Community Member
3 years ago

"Look, it's my brother! ...hey, huge person, are you listening?"

Blue Hippo
Community Member
3 years ago

Wish more books where this way.

Benski Trenkins
Community Member
3 years ago

awww cute

Too bored to do this!
Community Member
3 years ago

Now what's donthey say about me?

shareabedwithacat
Community Member
3 years ago

Original newspaper headlines machine translated from Norwegian Bokmål. iFinnmark: - What? Am I not more than 13 cm? Verdens Gang: Hello there, what's this about me here?

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Beater Medina
Community Member
3 years ago

Yep, that's me alright

Betty Stephens
Community Member
3 years ago

Cute

Lucia De Santiago
Community Member
3 years ago

And took the photo of the moment, that's also very hard to do.

shareabedwithacat
Community Member
3 years ago

His father took the picture.

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Louise Chiffonade Brescia
Community Member
3 years ago

Not only landed on a bird book but on its exact page!

shareabedwithacat
Community Member
3 years ago

He was 14 back in 2014, and a birdwatcher. Now a nature photographer. https://www.facebook.com/Naturfotograf-Skjalg-Helmer-Vian-474626099355309/

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Nate Hull
Community Member
1 month ago

Shhh! He's admiring the portrait he asked that artist to make!

Matthew Hyder
Community Member
2 years ago

LOL, nice poster name, I drink your tears. XD Cute bird by the way. :)

Beth Ent
Community Member
2 years ago

Checking for accuracy.

Jamil Akhtar
Community Member
2 years ago

Probaly mistook the book for a family album.

Justin Gonsior
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah, it saw its species and decided to investigate. Not as uncommon as one would think.

Evgeniya Khon
Community Member
2 years ago

Bird: "I look fat on this photo"

Charles Laster
Community Member
2 years ago

Guy doesn't know what he's talking about!

Adam Bryce
Community Member
2 years ago

birds are generally intelligent, and have superb eyesight. this bird may have got curious about the pictures of itself, and wanted a closer look. :-)

Janina Prado
Community Member
3 years ago

"This article isn't right. I drive a lorrie, and my name is Nigel."

shareabedwithacat
Community Member
3 years ago

One Poecile cinctus (Siberian Tit/Grey-headed chickadee) being photographed, and one sitting on the photographer's head. There's nothing special about the latter, it happened every time they refilled their bird feeder with sunflower seeds. And the bird sits on his book because he has seeds in his hand.

Kaye Okimoto
Community Member
3 years ago

Awesome!

Carol Stephen
Community Member
3 years ago

from the angle on the bird, looks like his belly is tan not white. Male female or? Also under his head is not looking very black. wonder if its a variant, or od they vary by colour/ Close though. Or is it just the angle?

shareabedwithacat
Community Member
3 years ago

And this article features the slightly altered version used by our posting panda. http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/dyrene/tittei-hva-staar-det-om-meg-her-da/a/23325238/

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Jan Hutcheson
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow

Jan Hutcheson
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow,

Leslie Jacobs
Community Member
3 years ago

Cool

Chris Stea
Community Member
3 years ago

A sign!!

Marie-Louise Chenois
Community Member
3 years ago

"Where is the female?"

Kelly Hartle
Community Member
3 years ago

Why does he look like he's critiquing the artist?

Claire Kellerman
Community Member
3 years ago

Nature knows everything.

Norma Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

how sweet -- love birds.

Shan Jones
Community Member
3 years ago

how wonderful !! what a clever bird!

Diana Lantow
Community Member
3 years ago

I soooo love this! Do you think he recognized someone?

Sammi De La Cruz
Community Member
3 years ago

How did I get on there?

Sue Donim
Community Member
3 years ago

cool !

Diane Phillips-Herman
Community Member
3 years ago

He likes the centerfolds!

Pamela Grove
Community Member
3 years ago

I think this is just a hoot. Normally a bird would NEVER get this close under any circumstances but to have it sit on the page, it had to know, it had to SOMEHOW know that was the same species and be attracted. They say birds are very intelligent and when we think the name "bird brain" is an insult its actually a compliment.

shareabedwithacat
Community Member
3 years ago

Poecile cinctus (Siberian Tit/Grey-headed chickadee) photographed by Geir Arne Vian in Tana, Norway. And no, the bird couldn't read, it just wanted the sunflower seeds Skjalg-Helmer Vian had in his hand. Please collapse the thread to see my other posts.

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Ginger Rough
Community Member
3 years ago

It’s quite obvious, he can read.

Patrick Larson
Community Member
3 years ago

I call bullshit on this one. How did someone have the camera in place already?

shareabedwithacat
Community Member
3 years ago

They are birdwatchers, and his father took this picture outside their cabin in Tana, Norway. Collapse the entire thread to see the rest my posts.

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Pattie Kelly
Community Member
3 years ago

That bird knows a good looking bird when he/she sees one.

Tina Clemons
Community Member
3 years ago

How sweet! Perhaps it recognized the picture?

Faith Arnold
Community Member
3 years ago

Are you my mummy?

LSR
Community Member
3 years ago

"Hmmm, what this book says about me is Bullshit, man!"

endelbendel
Community Member
3 years ago

Chaos theory.

shareabedwithacat
Community Member
3 years ago

http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/dyrene/tittei-hva-staar-det-om-meg-her-da/a/23325238/

shareabedwithacat
Community Member
3 years ago

https://www.ifinnmark.no/nyheter/ha-er-jeg-ikke-mer-enn-13-cm/s/1-30002-7665958

Mira Kobler
Community Member
3 years ago

"Why am I in this book?"

Vaibhavi tikariya
Community Member
3 years ago

'Hey birdie, les be friends'

Daniel Losinger
Community Member
3 years ago

Photoshop phake.

shareabedwithacat
Community Member
3 years ago

Sorry to burst your bubble, but this is a real picture.

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MRaina
Community Member
3 years ago

finding her soul through books!

Kathy Hardy
Community Member
3 years ago

Amazing

Edi IP
Community Member
3 years ago

miracle!!!

rai mei
Community Member
3 years ago

gossip bird

Derpicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

"Want an autograph?"

Daniel Losinger
Community Member
3 years ago

FAKE

shareabedwithacat
Community Member
3 years ago

Nope.

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Päivi Tani
Community Member
3 years ago

Gool

Derpicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

waa Somaliga "gool"? Waan ka xumahay haddii aan khalad leeyahay waxa ay tarjumadda kugula jeedisay google. (somali to english google translate)

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Emmy Funke
Community Member
3 years ago

Karma

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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 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Hello there images-59c...7699be.jpg images-59c0e2e7699be.jpg

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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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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.
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Is his name Ken?

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#30

Triple Rainbow

Triple Rainbow

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McKellenIsMajestic
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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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Maverick rudometkin
Community Member
3 years ago

it's a portal

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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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Better than "Dolor Restaurant"

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#39

One Shot, One Opportunity

One Shot, One Opportunity

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Anya O
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

great for sharing pizza

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#43

Once In A Lifetime

Once In A Lifetime

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Susan Gardner
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Are you the Keymaster?

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#47

These Licence Plates

These Licence Plates

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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.
Community Member
3 years ago

Merida from Brave xD