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!"

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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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Cat on a bike
Community Member
3 years ago

It's really incredibly beautiful.

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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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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

This safes you the usually employed coloured collars!

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#5

Close

Close

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Cancel all insurances, play the lottery!

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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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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Science has gone to far with stealth technology!

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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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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

A day later, he signed a contract as a stuntman.

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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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Jenn
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3 years ago

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fire looks like a dragon as well

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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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JillVille Child Care
Community Member
3 years ago

How often do they do this? It's almost exactly timed!

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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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Bina Acharya
Community Member
3 years ago

what a perfect timing

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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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just a thought !
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like some kind of lens flare !

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#16

Butterfly Bro Lands On His Own Picture

Butterfly Bro Lands On His Own Picture

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

As beautiful as drawn!

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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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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Mor like a duckling. :)

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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
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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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Cat on a bike
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3 years ago

explanation please ?

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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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Cat on a bike
Community Member
3 years ago

Regarding the battle of Gelibolu it is said that 6000 bullets fell on each square meter ground, it was that intense.

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#26

Bad Timing

Bad Timing

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Ouch...this is so wrong yet still noteworthy...

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#27

Man Slides Into Pool But Never Swims

Man Slides Into Pool But Never Swims

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just a thought !
Community Member
3 years ago

And he got up so casually ..

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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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Ok Ha-Neul
Community Member
3 years ago

what does it MEAN!?!?!

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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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Katrė
Community Member
3 years ago

I hope he took a proper care of him by not boiling him in a pot.

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#32

4 Strangers Same Outfit

4 Strangers Same Outfit

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

"Stripes make you look thin, they say..."

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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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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

"People you neither know or want to know, but in perfect alignment!"

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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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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Although the car looks like it has been through some storms before...

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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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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
3 years ago

The deer is wondering why the bullets keep missing it and it's nearby friends get shot. Born lucky!

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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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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

The day when bottles had their revenge

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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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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

And you frie it!

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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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Christina Waide
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3 years ago

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How many keys does one person need? He's got to be a super or a janitor.

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#47

These Licence Plates

These Licence Plates

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MysticalMan
Community Member
3 years ago

Never the twain shall meet.

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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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Christina Waide
Community Member
3 years ago

He's not feeling so lucky...

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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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Christina Waide
Community Member
3 years ago

So that's your other card, Mr. Matthew?

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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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BoredBirgit
Community Member
3 years ago

That's how they are going to mate

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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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Sheila Robinson
Community Member
3 years ago

It's cool but not all that unusual. I've shot out the back of my own arrow a few times and had someone do it to me. Never managed to get someone else's though.

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#54

Sequential License Plates

Sequential License Plates

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Hans
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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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Kerry Pye
Community Member
3 years ago

Telepathy

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#57

Car's Lucky Day

Car's Lucky Day

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Monika Przymuszala
Community Member
3 years ago

Wel than. Time to move it anyway perhaps?

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#58

Lucky Speeder

Lucky Speeder

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Adriana E. Henricy
Community Member
3 years ago

the eyes!!

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#59

The Irony

The Irony

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Christina Waide
Community Member
3 years ago

Well, if your number one goal is to prevent people from forgetting to take the fortune out of the cookie before eating it-it's not so ironic now is it Mr.Tricky? haha.

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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
Community Member
3 years 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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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

and they both look Indian to me.

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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
Community Member
3 years 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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Kjorn
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3 years ago

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it's not the same

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#64

Identical License Plates But From Different States

Identical License Plates But From Different States

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MysticalMan
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3 years 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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Hrishikesh Sarma
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3 years ago

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Laugh not about God.

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#66

She Was Born For This Job

She Was Born For This Job

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Christina Waide
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3 years 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
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3 years 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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Madeline Bublik
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3 years ago

But where is it?

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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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