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20 Most Amazing Coincidences

20 Most Amazing Coincidences

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20 Most Amazing Coincidences you can't believe
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20 Most Amazing Coincidences
#James Dean's car curse
In September 1955, James Dean was killed in a horrific car accidentwhilst he was driving his Porsche sports car. After the crash the carwas seen as very unlucky.a) When the car was towed away from accident scene and taken to agarage, the engine slipped out and fell onto a mechanic, shatteringboth of his legs.b) Eventually the engine was bought by a doctor, who put it into hisracing car and was killed shortly afterwards, during a race. Anotherracing driver, in the same race, was killed in his car, which had JamesDean's driveshaft fitted to it.c) When James Dean's Porsche was later repaired, the garage it was inwas destroyed by fire.d) Later the car was displayed in Sacramento, but it fell off it's mountand broke a teenager's hip.e) In Oregon, the trailer that the car was mounted on slipped from it'stowbar and smashed through the front of a shop.f) Finally, in 1959, the car mysteriously broke into 11 pieces while itwas sitting on steel supports.
#A falling baby, saved twice by the same man
In Detroit sometime in the 1930s, a young (if incredibly careless)mother must have been eternally grateful to a man named JosephFiglock. As Figlock was walking down the street, the mother's baby fellfrom a high window onto Figlock. The baby's fall was broken and bothman and baby were unharmed. A stroke of luck on its own, but a yearlater, the very same baby fell from the very same window onto poor,unsuspecting Joseph Figlock as he was again passing beneath. Andagain, they both survived the event.
(Source: Mysteries of the Unexplained)
 
#A bullet that reached its destiny years later
Henry Ziegland thought he had dodged fate. In 1883, he broke off arelationship with his girlfriend who, out of distress, committed suicide.The girl's brother was so enraged that he hunted down Ziegland andshot him. The brother, believing he had killed Ziegland, then turnedhis gun on himself and took his own life. But Ziegland had not beenkilled. The bullet, in fact, had only grazed his face and then lodged in a
 
tree. Ziegland surely thought himself a lucky man. Some years later,however, Ziegland decided to cut down the large tree, which still hadthe bullet in it. The task seemed so formidable that he decided to blowit up with a few sticks of dynamite. The explosion propelled the bulletinto Ziegland's head, killing him.
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Source: Ripley's Believe It or Not!)
 
#Twin Boys, twin lives
The stories of identical twins' nearly identical lives are oftenastonishing, but perhaps none more so than those of identical twinsborn in Ohio. The twin boys were separated at birth, being adopted bydifferent families. Unknown to each other, both families named theboys James. And here the coincidences just begin. Both James grewup not even knowing of the other, yet both sought law-enforcementtraining, both had abilities in mechanical drawing and carpentry, andeach had married women named Linda. They both had sons whom onenamed James Alan and the other named James Allan. The twinbrothers also divorced their wives and married other women - bothnamed Betty. And they both owned dogs which they named Toy. Fortyyears after their childhood separation, the two men were reunited toshare their amazingly similar lives.
(Source: Reader's Digest, January 1980)
 
#Twin brothers, killed on the same road, two hoursapart
On 2002, Seventy-year-old twin brothers have died within hours of one another after separate accidents on the same road in northernFinland. The first of the twins died when he was hit by a lorry whileriding his bike in Raahe, 600 kilometres north of the capital, Helsinki.He died just 1.5km from the spot where his brother was killed. "This issimply a historic coincidence. Although the road is a busy one,accidents don't occur every day," police officer Marja-Leena Huhtalatold Reuters. "It made my hair stand on end when I heard the twowere brothers, and identical twins at that. It came to mind thatperhaps someone from upstairs had a say in this," she said.
(Source:BBC News )
#Three suicide attempts, all stopped by the same Monk
Joseph Aigner was a fairlly well-known portrait painter in 19th centuryAustria who, apparently, was quite an unhappy fellow: he severaltimes attempted suicide. His first attempt was at the young age of 18when he tried to hang himself, but was interrupted by the mysteriousappearance of a Capuchin monk. At age 22 he again tried to hang
 
himself, but was again saved from the act by the very same monk.Eight years later, his death was ordained by others who sentenced himto the gallows for his political activities. Once again, his life was savedby the intervention of the same monk. At age 68, Aiger finallysucceeded in suicide, a pistol doing the trick. His funeral ceremonywas conducted by the same Capuchin monk - a man whose nameAiger never even knew.
(Source: Ripley's Giant Book of Believe It or Not!)
 
#Poker winnings, to the unsuspected son
In 1858, Robert Fallon was shot dead, an act of vengeance by thosewith whom he was playing poker. Fallon, they claimed, had won the$600 pot through cheating. With Fallon's seat empty and none of theother players willing to take the now-unlucky $600, they found a newplayer to take Fallon's place and staked him with the dead man's$600. By the time the police had arrived to investigate the killing, thenew player had turned the $600 into $2,200 in winnings. The policedemanded the original $600 to pass on to Fallon's next of kin - only todiscover that the new player turned out to be Fallon's son, who hadnot seen his father in seven years!
(Source: Ripley's Giant Book of Believe It or Not!)
 
#Just like Edgar Allan Poe's book
In the 19th century, the famous horror writer, Egdar Allan Poe,wrote a book called 'The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym'. It wasabout four survivors of a shipwreck who were in an open boat formany days before they decided to kill and eat the cabin boy whosename was Richard Parker. Some years later, in 1884, the yawl,Mignonette, foundered, with only four survivors, who were in an openboat for many days. Eventully the three senior members of the crew,killed and ate the cabin boy. The name of the cabin boy was RichardParker.
#A novel that unsuspectedly described the spy nextdoor
When Norman Mailer began his novel Barbary Shore, there was noplan to have a Russian spy as a character. As he worked on it, heintroduced a Russian spy in the U.S. as a minor character. As the workprogressed, the spy became the dominant character in the novel. Afterthe novel was completed, the U.S. Immigration Service arrested a manwho lived just one floor above Mailer in the same apartment building.He was Colonel Rudolf Abel, alleged to be the top Russian spy workingin the U.S. at that time.
(Source: Science Digest)
 

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