Coincidences happen all the time, but some are so bizarre that they leave us speechless. Here are 8 of the most unbelievable coincidences in history that will make you question everything you know.
- The man who survived two atomic bombs
On August 6 and 9, 1945, the United States detonated two nuclear bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, respectively. Amazingly, Tsutomu Yamaguchi was present at both bombings and survived both of them.
- The twins named Jim
In 1979, a set of twins was reunited at age 39. They had been separated at four-weeks-old, adopted by different families and given the same name – Jim. Both had married women named Linda and divorced them to marry women named Betty. They both had sons named James Allan and James Alan.
- All the Eleanor Rigbys
The Beatles song “Eleanor Rigby” tells the story of a lonely woman who died and was buried along with her name. In 1990, a gravestone with the name “Eleanor Rigby” was found in a cemetery in Liverpool.
- Stephen Hawking’s death
Stephen Hawking died on March 14th, 2018 – which is also known as Pi Day. Pi is the mathematical constant that represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.
- Don’t let her aboard
In 1912, a man named W.T. Stead wrote a story about a ship called the Titanic that sank after hitting an iceberg. The story was published in a magazine called “The World’s Best Literature.” A year later, Stead boarded the Titanic for a trip to America – and he died when it sank.
- The family that built the dam
In 1917, a family named Reisner built a dam in California that was later renamed Hoover Dam. Years later, another family named Reisner built another dam in California – which was also renamed Hoover Dam.
- Mark Twain’s meteoric birthday
Mark Twain was born on November 30th, 1835 – the same day that Halley’s Comet made its closest approach to Earth. Twain predicted that he would “go out with it” when it returned in 1910 – and he did.
These coincidences are truly unbelievable and will leave you speechless.