An Alaskan man found a soccer ball that had washed up ashore with Japanese writing on it. Since his wife was Japanese, he soon discovered that the ball belonged to a Japanese teenager who lost it in a Tsunami.
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.
The Aboriginal Mbabaram word for dog is “dog”. This type of coincidence is called a “false cognate” and there are many occurrences throughout the world.
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.
An adopted man in Michigan searched for his birth mother for 4 years before finding out that she worked at the same Lowe’s store that he worked at. Neither of them knew.
A man was supposed to be on both doomed Malaysian Air flights. Dutch cyclist Maarten de Jonge had a ticket for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370, but changed his ticket at the last second. The plane still hasn’t been found. He was also scheduled to fly on Flight MH 17, but ended up changing his ticket for another flight.
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.
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.
A sailing ship called Eclipse was overtaken by a hurricane, and then it was hit by a meteor.