Sometimes something so incredibly coincidental will happen that you simply can’t describe it in any way other than fate. When the universe aligns the wildest things happen, from wearing the same clothes as your Uber driver to couples meeting many years before, completely unbeknownst to one another!
We have found the most insane coincidences around the world and gathered them below for you, some of them will really make you think if there is such thing as a coincidence…or is it fate?
1.) Growing the same finger
Okay, so this one completely blows our minds Dad, on the right of the pic, had the tip of his index finger chopped off when he was 10 years old. Now, his son has the exact same length index finger… but HOW?!
It’s not biological predisposition, so lord only knows how this came to be. It’s something for them to bond over I guess.
2.) Colleagues who met 28 years ago
Here’s a genuinely heartwarming one for the romantics out there. Recently, a nurse discovered that her Doctor colleague was actually one of the premature babies who she had cared for 28 years ago!
If that doesn’t bring a smile to your face then we really don’t know what will. Also, I can’t help thinking that she has aged incredibly well!
3.) Is that the same dog?!
One day when out shopping this dog owner came across her little pup’s doppelganger! Both of these cuties are missing an eye but they definitely don’t let that get them down. Oh by the way, these are King Charles Spaniels, if you didn’t know.
I only know that myself because I spent so long googling them to find out. Too cute!
4.) Hey, that’s you!
This guy’s Doctor suddenly announced that “you kinda look like that guy on the wall there!” He turned around only to see the literal cartoon version of him – same outfit and everything!
Hopefully, that isn’t a bad omen or anything, and this is just what they think the ‘average guy’ looks like. I wouldn’t worry too much, young man!
5.) Husband and wife were in the same photo, 7 years before they met…
An old-school ‘husband and wife’ photo, but with a twist. As it turned out, the guy on the left would meet his wife 7 years after this photo was taken, but in this photo she is stood smiling with her family on the right, how does this even happen?!
I hope he looked much less lonely once they met. All’s well that ends well.
6.) Ken found the doll version of himself
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Barbie and her boyfriend Ken have undergone a lot of changes in recent years, in an effort to move with the times and be more ‘realistic’.
It seems to be working, because this woman’s husband came across a Ken doll version of himself. But wait, there’s more – his name is actually Ken.
7.) Accurate fortune cookie
Incase you’re having a hard time figuring out what’s going on in the top pic, that’s someone who’s had a pretty hard time with their chin. Later on, her mom decided to treat them both to a succulent Chinese meal, and she received this message in a fortune cookie.
When the universe conspires like this, you just have to laugh.
8.) When your Uber driver is cooler than you
It looks like the Universe has been using copy and paste here. This guy got in his Uber one day and soon realized that his driver was a cooler, mustachioed version of himself.
I hope they reconvened a few months down the line, when the guy on the left had a chance to grow a mustache. If you’re gonna do something, do it properly!
9.) The Matrix is real…
Another incident that is simply too weird to be true. This guy walked into these newspapers stacked up at his job…’this is not a coincidence’ we would have to agree with the newspapers there.
It’s almost like they’re trying to tell me something. Why do I feel like Laurence Fishburne is going to appear at any moment?
A quite incredible find on what seemed like a regular Fall day. As you can probably tell, this is bird poop. What’s remarkable about this particular splodge is that it looks exactly like the bird who made it.
Yup, that’s right – this pigeon pooped a stunningly accurate self-portrait of itself onto a leaf. Who knew they were such talented artists?!
11.) Same fashion sense
Don’t you just hate it when you rock up to the party and your outfit is an exact match with someone else’s. I think we’ve all been there, but this is a special case – these guys friends halfway around the country to meet up again, only to find they had both chosen the same outfit!
They even look the same…
12.) They thought they met in their 20s…
This couple thought that they met for the first time in their twenties. However, their mothers were best friends in high school, and when looking through old photo albums, the couple realized that, actually, the first time they met was when they were both babies! I guess it was meant to be.
This adorable photo was on display at their wedding, aww.
13.) The very same cliff
This guy discovered the very same cliff that the picture on his Cliff bar was taken. I don’t know whether he stumbled across this, or if he actually did research, found out where it was, and went out trekking in the mountains just to take this photo.
If it was the latter, that’s a pretty amazing level of commitment to a snack bar.
14.) Two fortune cookies in a row
This guy opened two fortune cookies in a row after his meal. One of them said “love is on its way”, and sure enough, “love” followed immediately. If this guy doesn’t find actual love within a month, I would track down the manufacturer of these fortune cookies and have stern words with them.
They can’t go around getting people’s hopes up like that!
15.) That’s a lot of mustard
Sometimes, a sight can just stop you in your tracks. These three cars are all the same ugly color, parked in front of the same colored building. How did this happen?! Do they all work for a mustard company?
Is this their headquarters? Are they having a convention on ‘least attractive cars on the market’? This has confused me, big time.
16.) Why did the chicken cross the road?
This guy happened to come across the moment that has been talked about since jokes were invented (but we never actually see), and captured it on camera perfectly. Unfortunately, the chicken was in a rush, so the guy never managed to chase him down and ask him the million-dollar question.
It looks like it the chicken’s motivations will remain a mystery.
17.) Blending in
Okay, I get that this iPhone cover is supposed to blend in with a wooden table top, but I really want to know how this happened. I mean, it’s an EXACT fit! Is this some kind of freakin’ chameleon phone case?
That reminds me, I need to get a new case before I break mine again. The curse of being clumsy!
18.) Same ears!
These two German Shepherd cuties can both prick up their left ears, but not their right. What makes it more interesting is that these two are not even related! The owners recently adopted the puppy and it had the same problem as their old German Shepard.
It looks like the older Shep is taking to the parenthood role pretty well, bless.
19.) A glitch in the Universe?
It looks like these two soccer moms might have just caused a glitch in the matrix. The exact same car model parked next to each other – nothing too unusual there, you might think. But did you check the licence plates? They’re literally one digit apart! And in the huge state of California, no less.
Must be a small town.
20.) Aliens exist
Okay, this is pretty ominous. I hope this guy keeps his windows and doors locked at night, because it could be a sign of things to come. He might THINK he wants to believe right now, but he would probably feel differently if the greys came through his window in the middle of the night.
Even if they do come in peace!
21. Mark Twain predicted his own death
Taking a departure from the silliness for a moment, here’s a coincidence that’s a little more profound. Mark Twain is probably America’s most well-known writer of all time, and his books are still enjoyed by millions to this day. But what you probably didn’t know is that he accurately predicted the exact date of his own death. The writer was born in 1835, when Halley’s Comet was passing the earth. It only passes once every 76 years or so, and 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. The more you think about this, the crazier it gets.
22. Make me say “oh my lord”
Sometimes, the universe aligns just for you, and you are in exactly the right place at exactly the right time. Those of you who remember the early 90s will appreciate this one.
In other news, I’m definitely going to have this song in my head all day now, and I think you will too, so I guess I can only apologize in advance.
23. Introducing ‘Miss Unsinkable’
The nurse in the right picture above is named Violet Jessup, and she had one hell of a life story to tell. Depending on your point of view, she was either the luckiest or unluckiest ship passenger of all time. Violet, who worked as both a stewardess and a nurse, was on the HMS Olympic when it struck the HMS Hawke, and was also on board the HMHS Britannic when it sank after hitting a sea mine.
To top it all off, she was also traveling on the RMS Titanic when it sank after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic. What are the odds of her being on all of those ill-fated vessels, and surviving?! It’s no wonder that she later become known by the British press as Miss Unsinkable.
24. “This bird landed while I was looking at its picture in the book.”
Well if you saw a picture of yourself in a book wouldn’t you be a little curious too!?
25. Frozen Soda
Yeah, you’d be a little annoyed that your soda was ruined, but not THAT annoyed cause this is like the coolest thing I’ve ever seen happen in a refrigerator!
26. “I think I’ve just left the earth’s atmosphere behind and I’m about to reach the moon…”
I’m glad someone thought ahead and decided to add accurate directions to the moon on these stop lights, I’d never find it otherwise!
27. I know just the guy for the job!
Talk about brothers from another mother! This is verging on creepy!
28. A Swedish photographer captured a green meteorite while he was searching for Nothern lights!
You went for one green light in the sky, and you got another. I’d say that is still a win, wouldn’t you!?
29. “I got 3 twin eggs, one by one, the chances of this happening are only 0.003%.”
Okay now this is SERIOUSLY COOL. I love me some eggs but I don’t think I’d be able to eat these ones! Far too special.
30. Where did Grandma go!?
Gosh isn’t it just SO embarrassing when you show up to an event wearing the same outfit as the carpet!?
31. This man found this Australian card in a hotel in Greece. The name, valid date, and the first 6 numbers are similar to his own card.
Okay, I OFFICIALLY believe in the Matrix. This coincidence is far too crazy!
32. “My coworker is a genius, he captured the pic before the lightning got a chance to light the whole thing up.”
This is so awesome, that guy must have one quick finger! Reminds me of a video I saw of rain traveling across one side of a ship to the next.
33. “A rare blue lobster caught by one of my friend’s dads. The chances of catching this are 1 in 100 million.”
I honestly thought this image was photoshopped when I first saw it, but turns out it is 100% real. INSANE! I LOVE blue lobsters.
34. The irony of this license plate…
WHOOP-C indeed… seems like this person was testing the Road-Gods and they completely failed that test.
35. It’s not just his zip code, this guy has a mysterious relationship with number 33607
If this guy doesn’t religiously play the lottery then he is an absolute fool.
36. “My daughter’s gift has the same clothes as my brother.”
I don’t know if the brother should be impressed or embarrassed that he dresses like a childs toy.. maybe a little bit of both?
This is truly hilarious.
37. These six women are not bridesmaids – they turned up to the wedding wearing the same dress!
Showing up in the same outfit as one person is one thing… but FIVE of them? Well, I suppose it shows you have seriously great taste, right!? Or you all have really poor, terrible taste.
38. This fisherman fished up his old wallet after dropping it into the lake 20 YEARS AGO.
Can you IMAGINE!? I wish I could have been there to see the look on his face when he realized what he’d picked up! And the cards (and surprisingly some of the money!?) seems to be in incredible condition!
39. “Look at the photo on the truck and the wallpaper on my wife’s phone.”
Ah, the risk of over-using stock photos! Hopefully, his wife never lied to people and told them she took that picture herself! Yikes!
40. “These 2 unrelated people popped up in my ’People You May Know’ section on Facebook and their backgrounds align the Sydney Harbour Bridge perfectly.”
Okay now if this isn’t the work of the creepy Facebook algortihm robots then I will be 100% SHOOK! This is unbelievable!
41. “Today I learned that my haircut is 200 years out of date…”
I wouldn’t be too hard on yourself, it’s just out of date enough for it to come back in style any day now! I’m sure…
42. So… close…
If this was me, I’d just give up right there and then. Obviously, this person has ticked off the wrong “Higher-Being” because this is one HECK of a cosmic joke… makes me want to cry!.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this gallery folks! Let us know which was your favorite in the comments.
43. Stephen Hawking shares his birth and death dates with Galileo and Einstein, respectively.
Theoretical physicist and well-renowned cosmetologist Stephen Hawking was born on the same day as the death anniversary of Galileo Galilei and he died on the same day when Albert Einstein was born. Something even more interesting about Hawking’s life was that he lived for 76 years even though he suffered from Lou Gherig’s disease.
44. Political adversaries Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died within hours of each other—on July 4th
Former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams began as allies but their professional relationships had quite a lot of ups and downs as the politics divided them. However, they were the last of the surviving members of the American revolutionaries from the British empire, and they reconciled in their final days.
It was quite a coincidence when they died on the same day in 1826: on the Fourth of July, within hours of each other.
45. A meteor hit the Commette family’s home.
National Geographic reports that it is quite a coincidence that someone is going to be killed by a meteorite strike. The odds of that happening are 1 in 1,600,000. So, it was quite a coincidence when a meteor that was traveling through the universe for over 4 and a half billion years happened to strike the home of a family named the Commette.
46. Anthony Hopkins happened upon a signed copy of the book he was searching for in a train station.
When Anthony Hopkins was slated to play Kostya in a film adaptation of The Girl from Petrovka in the early 1970s, he was looking for the book but was unable to find a copy despite conducting an extensive search.
Then, as internet legend has it, while sitting in a London Tube station, he noticed a copy of that very book that someone had left behind. When he opened it, he found that the book had also been signed by its author, George Feifer.
47. John Wilkes Booth’s brother saved Abraham Lincoln’s son from death.
Booth’s brother, Edwin, was a somewhat famous stage actor who ardently supported the Union during the Civil War. While in a train station in New Jersey, Lincoln’s son, Robert Todd Lincoln, leaned up against a stopped train, nearly falling onto the tracks as it started up again.
Edwin Booth grabbed him by the collar and saved him just in time. This was long before Edwin’s brother assassinated Abraham Lincoln.
48. An engaged coupled discovered their parents almost married one another.
As told in an episode of NPR’s This American Life, titled “No Coincidence, No Story,” Stephen and Helen Lee had just gotten engaged and were looking through family photos during their engagement party in New York when they realized that the bride’s mother and groom’s late father had nearly gotten married in Korea in the 1960s, but moved onto other relationships because their parents disapproved.
49. The first and last battles of the Civil War were fought next to the same man’s property—in different towns.
The Civil War broke out in 1861 with the First Battle of Bull Run. “Bull Run” references the name of a stream that wound its way through the farm of a 46-year-old grocer named Wilmer McLean in Manassas, Virginia. After the devastation of the battle, McLean left to find safety in a new home with his wife in Appomattox, Virginia, and, for roughly four years, he was indeed safe as the bloody war overtook the nation.
In 1865, the war came to a close when Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at the Appottomax Courthouse—just steps from McLean’s new property.
50. The first and last soldiers killed in WWI are buried next to each other.
The first recorded English casualty of the war, 17-year-old soldier John Parr, and the last recorded casualty, 30-year-old George Edwin Ellison, reportedly have graves that face one another just 15 feet apart in the Saint Symphorien Military Cemetery.
51. One man missed two Malaysian Air flights that crashed
In 2014, there were two tragic plane crashes involving Malaysian Air flights. The first was shot down over Ukraine, and the second disappeared without a trace somewhere over the Indian Ocean.
Dutch cyclist Maarten de Jonge was scheduled to take both flights, but cheated death by bumping his ticket at the eleventh hour, when cheaper options became available.
52. A father and son were the first and last casualties during the construction of the Hoover Dam—14 years apart.
Out of the estimated 21,000 people that worked on the building of the Hoover Dam, there were 96 deaths on the job site. Among the first was J.G. Tierney, who drowned along with his colleague on December 20, 1922 while conducting a geological survey prior to construction. Fourteen years later, on the exact anniversary of Tierney’s death, the final death of the project was recorded. It was his son, Patrick Tierney, who fell from an electrical tower.
53. A woman’s husband found a dollar she wrote on, hoping to find a husband.
Esther and Paul Grachan had been seeing each other for a short time when Paul decided to ask her to be his girlfriend. That day, while paying for a sandwich, he noticed that a dollar bill he was about to hand the cashier had the name “Esther” written on it in pencil. How strange, he thought, that this should happen right when he was thinking about their relationship. He kept the bill and decided to frame it and give it to her as a gift.
Years passed, they got engaged and then married, and the framed dollar resurfaced in their home. Apparently, Esther had written her name on the dollar and a few others after a breakup, and said to herself at the time that she would marry the man that brought it back to her.
54. 10-Year-Old Laura Buxton released a red balloon—and another 10-year-old Laura Buxton found it.
In 2001, a 10-year-old girl named Laura Buxton stood in her front yard with a red balloon. On the side of the balloon, she had written the words, “Please return to Laura Buxton,” along with her address. She then released it into a strong wind.
The balloon traveled roughly 140 miles south before descending, and finally landed in the yard of another 10-year-old girl, named Laura Buxton. After getting in touch and explaining the coincidence, the girls decided to meet, and discovered a whole range of uncanny similarities. Not only did they look and dress alike, but both girls had three-year-old chocolate labs, a grey rabbit, and a guinea pig, and both had brought their guinea pigs to the meeting, unplanned.
55. Joan Ginther scored more than $20 million in four scratcher lottery wins.
Stanford Ph.D. graduate Joan Ginther studied statistics, and may have stacked the odds in her favor. Yet even with the help of a strategy, the chances of successfully pulling off a four-time win are still low. Ginther scored multiple million-dollar scratch-off tickets each of the four times, winning a grand total of more than $20 million.
56. Tsutomo Yamaguchi survived both Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings
Tsutomo Yamaguchi is incredibly lucky to have miraculously survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings. Yamaguchi reportedly fled Hiroshima in search of safety, winding up in Nagasaki only to see a second flash of white light that would cover over half of his body in burns from radioactive ash. Yamaguchi is the only person recognized by the Japanese government as having survived both bombings. Sadly, he died in 2010 of cancer.
57. “Dog,” in the lost language Mbabaram, is “dog.”
Mbabaram is a dying Aboriginal language in Australia—and one that couldn’t sound less like English. So, it came as quite the surprise when linguists studying Mbabaram realized that the tribe’s word for “dog” is “dog,” with no connection to or derivation from the English word.
58. A French poet encountered the man who introduced him to plum pudding every time he ate plum pudding
In Joseph Mazur’s book Fluke, the 19th-century French poet Émile Deschamps experienced a coincidence for the record books. As a teenager, he met an Englishman named Mr. de Fortgibu, who introduced Deschamps to plum pudding for the first time. Roughly a decade later, Deschamps saw plum pudding on a restaurant menu and ordered it, but the waiter said they had sold the last one to a man in the back of the restaurant, then called out to Mr. de Fortgibu by name. Another decade passed and Deschamps went to a dinner party that served plum pudding. He joked that the party must be for Mr. de Fortgibu, who then inexplicably showed up at the door at that very moment!
59. A couple found wedding vows in a bottle written on the same day they wed
Fred and Lynette Dubendorf were strolling down the beach with their dog, picking up the odd bits of trash they found to throw away, when they noticed something in a small plastic bottle washed up on the shore. Upon closer look, they found that it was a message, containing the marriage vows of another couple, Melody Kloska and Matt Behrs, who had recently had their wedding ceremony on a beach across Lake Michigan.
60. Amanda Birch found out her professor and mother lived in the same house
A woman named Amanda Birch recounted an astounding discovery she made while talking to her writing professor at the University of Rhode Island. The professor mentioned that she lived in a small Vermont town, which Birch excitedly shared was the same town her mother had grown up in. When Birch told her professor her mother’s maiden name, that’s when things got really eerie—they realized that the professor now lived in the very same house her mother had grown up in.
61. Solar eclipses require such specific conditions they’re almost impossible
The total solar eclipse is such a strange and unlikely occurrence that throughout history, it’s been interpreted as a paranormal omen and mythologized with folklore. Though the sun and moon are very different sizes, the phenomenon is able to take place because the sun is about 400 times wider than the moon, but also 400 times farther away, making the two appear the same size.
If the sun were any bigger or the moon were any further away, we would likely never see a total solar eclipse, because the moon wouldn’t appear wide enough to block our view.
62. Flight 666 flew into HEL on Friday the 13th
There are a lot of “coincidences” on the internet involving the number 666. Finnair flight 666 departed from Copenhagen and landed in Helsinki (HEL) on Friday the 13th. Thankfully for the passengers aboard, the coincidence ended there.