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The 10 most curious and rare coincidences

The following stories are characterized by being extraordinary coincidences, inexplicable coincidences, something like the series that I published some time ago in Curious Planet: Cases that science cannot explain. But hey, judge for yourself the coincidences. Something similar has happened to you, perhaps not so strange, but curious. Comment it!

1. The childhood book

In the year 1920, while the American novelist Anne Parrish was browsing the bookstores in Paris, she came across a copy of one of her favorite childhood books: Jack Frost and Other Stories. She took the old book from the shelf and showed it to her husband, telling him that this was the book that she most fondly remembered from her childhood. Her husband opened the copy and on the first page discovered the inscription: “Anne Parrish, 209 N. Weber Street, Colorado Spring.” It was the same book that belonged to Anne!

2. The twins

In 2002, 70-year-old twin brothers died within hours of each other after being involved in two separate traffic accidents on the same road in Northern Finland. The first of the twins died after being struck by a truck while cycling in Raahe, 600 kilometers north of the capital, Helsinki. He died exactly 1 mile from the point where his brother died. “This is simply a historical coincidence. Although the road carries a lot of traffic, accidents don’t happen every day,” police officer Marja-Leena Huhtala told Reuters.

3. Coincidence of a taxi

In 1975, while riding a moped in Bermuda, a man collided with a taxi, killing him. A year later, this man’s brother died in exactly the same way. In fact, he was riding the same moped and to top off his bad luck, he received the blow from the same driver aboard the same taxi. But it is also that the passenger of the taxi was the same!

4. Photo match

A German mother who photographed her young son in 1914 took the film to a warehouse in Strasbourg to be developed. In those days, photographic plates were sold individually. The arrival of the First World War made it impossible for the woman to go to Strasbourg to pick up the photograph, so the lady gave it up for lost. Two years later, she bought a film plate in Frankfurt, more than 100 miles away, to take a picture of her newborn daughter. When she took the plate to develop, the technician discovered a double exposure, the portrait of the girl was superimposed on the photo of her own son. By some bizarre chain of coincidences the original film had never been developed, had been mislabeled as unused, and had been resold right to her.

5. The lost book

In 1973, actor Anthony Hopkins agreed to appear in “The Girl from Petrovka,” a film based on a novel by George Feifer. Unable to find a copy of the book in any London bookstore, Hopkins was genuinely surprised to find a copy on a train station bench. It turned out to be George Feifer’s own personal copy, with her annotations, which Feifer had lent to a friend who was later stolen from his car.

6. Twins unknown but with similar lives

Twin brothers Jim Lewis and Jim Springer were separated at birth and ended up in separate foster homes. Knowing nothing of each other, both families named the boys James. The two grew up without knowing each other, but even so they both ended up being law enforcement officers, noted for their skills in mechanics and carpentry. The two married women named Linda. They both had sons, one named James Alan and the other James Allan. The twin brothers divorced their wives and remarried two women named Betty. In addition, they both had a dog, called in both cases Toy.

7. Revenge of the tree?

In 1883, Henry Ziegland broke off relations with his girlfriend, who, completely distraught, ended up committing suicide. The enraged brother of the girl chased after Ziegland and shot him. Believing that he had killed him, the brother then took his own life. But the fact is that Ziegland had not died. The bullet had only scratched his face, and he ended up lodged in a tree. She narrowly escaped. Years later Ziegland decided to cut down the same tree, which still had the bullet in it. The tree looked so formidable that he decided to blow it up with dynamite. The explosion knocked the bullet out of the bark, which sped in Ziegland’s direction, hitting him in the head and killing him.

8. Discovery at the Hotel

In 1953, television reporter Irv Kupcinet was in London to cover Elizabeth II’s coronation ceremonies. In one of the drawers in his room at the Savoy Hotel he found some objects which, by his identification, belonged to a man named Harry Hannin. It just so happened that Harry Hannin – a basketball star who played on the famed Harlem Globetrotter team – was a good friend of Kupcinet’s, but the story has yet another twist. Only two days later, and before he could call Hannin to tell him about his lucky discovery. Kupcinet received a letter from Hannin, in the letter he told him that in a recent stay at the Hotel Meurice in Paris, Hannin had found a tie with Kupcinet’s name in a drawer!

9. Game of Poker

In 1858, Robert Fallon was shot to death as an act of revenge by those he was playing poker with. According to them, Fallon had made them $600 by cheating. With Fallon’s seat empty, and no other player daring to take the now “jinxed” $600, they found a new player to take the man’s money and play on. By the time the police arrived to investigate the murder, the new player had turned Fallon’s $600 into $2,200. The police demanded the original $600 to pass on to Fallon’s legal heir, only to find out that the new player turned out to be Fallon’s own son!, who hadn’t seen his father for the past seven years. .

10. Historical Coincidence

The lives of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, two of the founders of the United States of America. Jefferson scribbled out the Declaration of Independence, showing the outlines to Adams, who (with the help of Benjamin Franklin) helped him edit and refine it. The document was approved by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. Remarkably, both Jefferson and Adams died on the same day, July 4, 1826; exactly 50 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Via: Maikelnai’s blog

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