In 1986, 12 members of a Florida jury got stuck in the courthouse elevator for 20 minutes. The jurors were hearing a case against the Otis elevator company.
When he was 26, Pete Maravich said “I don’t want to play 10 years in the NBA and die of a heart attack at age 40” in an interview. He went on to play 10 years in the NBA, and died of a heart attack at age 40.
Both British and American manifestations of the ‘Dennis the Menace’ comic strip were published coincidentally only days apart by different authors.
Alexander I of Yugoslavia refused to attend public events on Tuesdays after three family members died on that day of the week. After finally being forced to appear on Tuesday, he was promptly assassinated.
A 19 year old boy was killed after running a stop sign and being hit by a semi truck. The boy was out that night stealing stop signs.
In Detroit in the 1930s, a baby fell from a high window and landed on a man called Joseph Figlock who was passing in the street below. The baby and Figlock both survived the incident. About a year later, the SAME baby fell from the SAME window and landed on the SAME guy! Again, they both lived.
Veteran Don Karkos lost his eyesight due to shrapnel from a grenade in WWII. 64 years later he was kicked in the head by a horse in the exact spot the shrapnel had been. Which cause him to regain his eyesight.
A man received the heart of a suicide victim, married his widow, and years later killed himself on the same day the donor did.
The sun and moon appear to be the same size because of an astonishing coincidence: the moon is 400 times smaller but 400 times closer.
112 people died during the construction of the Hoover dam. The first was J.G.Tierney, a surveyor who drowned on December 20, 1922. His son, Patrick, was the last man to die working on the dam’s construction, 13 years to the day later.