10 Noteworthy Coincidences That Will Break Your Brain
Here’s a photo of Omar Mateen’s father, Saddique, visiting the White House mere months before the Orlando Pulse Nightclub Shooting.
The Afghani presidential candidate and Taliban enthusiast visited the White House in April, taking pictures in front of the State Department and with various high-profile politicians. Sources say this was two months before the deadliest mass shooting in American history. Hours after the tragic event which took place on June 12, Saddique claimed his son was a “good boy” who was just frustrated after seeing two men kiss in Miami. Saddique later learned his son was a homosexual with a Jack’d profile.
Two twins who never knew each other were christened at birth with the name James by adoptive parents, both married women named Betty, both had sons named James Alan Lewis and James Allan Springer. Then things got even weirder.
They each aspired to be psychologists, they both worked in public safety, they loved math and chemistry and hated spelling. When they met at 39 years old, James Springer and James Lewis became famous after a 1979 study measuring heredity vs. environment. They also “always felt an emptiness” inside. It’s presumed after meeting each other, said void was filled.
A girl named Laura Buxton released a balloon that ended up at the house of another girl named Laura Buxton 140 miles away. Things also got weirder.
In June 2001, a Staffordshire, UK, girl released a helium balloon with her address and a note that said, “Please return to Laura Buxton.” It landed near the residence of Laura Buxton three hours away, who was only months apart in age. The parents of Laura No. 2 thought it was a strange and amusing coincidence, so they organized a meeting. The Lauras realized they were in the same grade, each had a black 3-year-old female Labrador, and were the same height, build, and eye color. And when they met, they were both wearing jeans with pink jumpers.
Fourteen hours before professional wrestler Chris Benoit murdered his wife and smothered his son, someone wrote on Benoit’s Wiki page, “However, Chris Benoit was replaced… due to personal issues… stemming from the death of his wife Nancy.”
After the edit was made, a Wiki nerd contacted the anonymous editor with, “Need a reliable source. Saying that his wife died is a pretty big statement, you need to back it up with something.” Um, how about the death of Nancy? The IP address of the individual responsible matched a location in Stamford, CT, the city home to WWE headquarters. After police found Benoit hanged and his family murdered, volunteer coordinator for the Wikimedia Foundation Cary Bass concluded that “the comment was made by someone who knew about the murders.” However, Wikinews was “unable” to report exactly what happened.
Michael Jackson missed meetings in the Twin Towers on 9/11 due to oversleeping.
According to Jermaine Jackson’s memoir, “My mother had stayed up with [Michael] all the way until four in the morning and he just slept; he missed his appointments, which was great.” Along with Pop King MJ, several other celebrities coincidentally avoided their deaths that fateful day, including Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Jackie Chan and Lucky Larry Silverstein.
An oldie but a goodie: The moon is 400 times smaller than the diameter of the sun, the sun is 400 times the distance to the Earth than the moon, and during a solar eclipse, they are almost exactly the same size.
It baffles normies and scientists alike. In this brief moment in time, approximately 100 million years — which is relatively brief if you think about it — humans are witnessing astronomical odds. Some think it’s a coincidence, others see it as proof of God. A further small contingent thinks this spacial freak of nature could be a draw for alien tourism, or alien manufacturing itself.
Anthony Hopkins failed to find a copy of the novel “The Girl From Petrovka” to study for his role in the movie of the same name. He later found one on a park bench. This copy belonged to the author, George Feifer.
In 1973, a younger and more British Anthony Hopkins was delighted to learn he was cast in the adapted film “The Girl From Petrovka.” To become more acquainted with his role, Hopkins scoured London for a copy. He failed to find the novel because it was rare, but while waiting in Leicester Square, he stumbled upon George Feifer’s novel on a bench. It had annotations written on the pages. While filming “The Girl From Petrovka” two years later, Feifer showed up on set and explained that he didn’t have a copy of his own book because he lent it to a friend who lost it. Hopkins asked, “Is this the one? The one with notes scribbled in the margins?” It was, indeed.
Joan Rivers “throws shade” at Beyoncé and died a week later on Beyoncé’s birthday.
Personally, I’m not sure what “throwing shade” entails; I’m just learning Tumblrette speak. But famously fearless comedienne Rivers died of cardiac arrest just a week after throwing shade at Beyoncé on Twitter. Rivers cracked about that time Jay Z got attacked by her sister Solange in an elevator. On September 4, the day Rivers died, Beyoncé happened to turn 33. Even spookier, Rivers died when she was 81 and Beyoncé was born in 1981. (Drops mic)
Long ago, three ships sank in the same place on the same date over the course of 200 years; everyone died in each wreck except for three men named Hugh Williams.
On December 5, 1664, a vessel sank in the Menai Strait off the coast of Wales. All 81 passengers died except for a man named Hugh Williams. On December 5, 1785, another ship sank in the Menai Straight, leaving 60 dead except for a passenger named Hugh Williams. On December 5, 1820, one final vessel wrecked in the Menai Strait and 25 people drowned, except, of course, for a man named Hugh Williams.
Actor Jim Caviezel was struck by lightning while filming “The Passion of the Christ.”
While filming near Rome, the man who played Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson’s career-altering movie was struck by lightning. Assistant director Jan Michelini was struck twice. The odds of being struck by lightning in one year are approximately 1 in a million; the odds of being struck twice are 1 in 9 million. The odds of it happening three times on a movie set are, well, divine. In conclusion, God hates Mel Gibson.