6 Freaky Coincidences That Occurred Throughout History

We see coincidences everyday. Sometimes coincidences lead to a good thing, sometimes they lead to a bad thing. Sometimes they are highly interesting, but if so they tend to become a little weird. The universe has it’s own laws and we can only observe and obey them.


1. Mark Twain was born when Halley’s comet came past, and died when it came by again.

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Mark Twain quote: “I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.”


2. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on the same day, the 4th of July, at the 50th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

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3. The Mongol fleet almost conquered Japan twice in 7 years, but on both occasions it was stopped by typhoons.


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The Mongols believed that the seas were cursed and never again attempted this again.

4. In 1950 a Nebraska church exploded when it’s choir was supposed to practice. Miraculously, ALL 15 people (choir members) were saved because they were late for that practice.


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5. The book “Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan” was published 14 years before the Titanic sank. The book is about an ‘unsinkable’ ocean liner that sinks in the Atlantic…


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If this isn’t weird enough, the coincidences don’t stop here – both ships: were around 800 feet long, sank around midnight in an April night, didn’t have enough lifeboats and sank ‘400 miles from Newfoundland’.

6. In 1906,  J.J. Thomson won the Nobel Prize in Physics for showing that electrons are particles. In 1937, his son,  George Paget, won the same prize for showing that electrons are waves.


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