Coincidences are inexplicable. Maybe one day you’ll leave the house thinking you are wearing a very original outfit only to realize a total stranger is wearing the exact same clothes as you. Or maybe you’ll go to the thrift store and find a painting of someone who looks just like you. The point is: life is unpredictable, and that’s what makes it interesting. The following pictures show the most inexplicable coincidences people have ever experienced, enjoy!
“My squash racquet snapped where the word ‘reinforced’ is printed.”
Sometimes, coincidences are not just coincidences. They are pure irony. This racquet could have snapped literally anywhere, but it broke right where the word “reinforced” was printed… We would like to believe that instead of getting angry, its owner just laughed at this amazing coincidence.
“Friend visiting from overseas and a bartender in town have the same tattoo.”
What are the chances?! While it is not surprising that more than one person in the world would have the refrain of The Lament of Deor tattooed on their arm, it is still a huge coincidence that these two strangers from different countries who have it tattoed on their forearms would run into each other at a random bar in Amsterdam.
“This spider fixed my screen door.”
This person took so long to fix their screen door that a random spider decided to take matters into their own hands. By the time they went back to fix their screen, they realized it had already been fixed for them by a very kind and talented spider.
“Got to the UPS store before they opened, they missed their FedEx delivery.”
How funny is this?! While running errands, this person stopped by UPS before the store opened and found a delivery tag on the door left by FedEx. The more we stare at this picture, the more it makes us wonder if they missed the delivery on purpose…
“My school basketball team features 4 sets of twins, 3 of which are identical.”
This is what we call a coincidence! This high school basketball team has not just three but four sets of twins. Besides, three out of these four groups of siblings are identical! This is more than just chance, it’s a math question waiting to be resolved.
“I found this random painting in a thrift store that looks unsettling similar to me.”
We can only imagine how confused this guy must have felt when he found this picture of himself at the thrift store. It’s weird enough to know our doppelgangers are out there living their lives, but running into them (or their paintings) is even weirder. We hope he bought the painting, though. We know we would.
“I accidentally captured a moment between time.”
Trying to take a normal picture of their charging station, this person accidentally captured the exact moment when their watch changed the time from 10:56 to 10:57. This change is usually so quick our eyes can’t even see it – but somehow the camera can. So cool.
“I found my sister’s doppelgänger at the Coldplay concert in Gothenburg.”
It must have been pretty confusing when this person looked back and saw their sister so far away from them. It probably took a few seconds before they realized that their sister was right behind them and that was just another girl who looks just like her.
“My yogurt is the exact same color as my bowl.”
There is something almost unappetizing about how similar this yogurt and bowl look. Maybe it’s because it looks like this person just filled their bowl with water and wants to drink it using a spoon or maybe it’s because it looks like the bowl melted into a creamy substance and this person wants to eat it with a spoon – either way, it’s incredible how similar these colors are.
“My friend has the same taste in curtains as I have in shirts.”
We can only imagine this person’s face when they walked into their friend’s house and realized they were wearing their friend’s curtains. To be fair, this is a really nice pattern and we would love to have something made out of this fabric – we’d gladly buy this shirt and these curtains.
“My girlfriend and I got each other the exact same gift for Christmas.”
This couple definitely has a strong connection. They managed to get each other the same “Troy & Abed in The Morning” mug. This probably means they had spent many months prior to Christmastime watching Community. We all know that a couple that binge-watches together, stays together.
“Met a guy in the grocery store with the same hoodie as me, only with the reverse colors.”
This is amazing! These two people got dressed in the morning thinking it was just an ordinary day, stopped at the grocery store, and realized it was actually a very serendipitous day. It must have been pretty funny when they both realized they were wearing the same sweatshirt – only with reserve colors.
“When you hit the sweet spot between two mountain ranges.”
So perfect! The mountain behind this person’s car fits perfectly with the one in front of it. In fact, we love how the rearview mirror doesn’t even look like a mirror – it could easily be regular glass. This is one of those serendipitous things that only happen rarely, this person was lucky they saw it firsthand.
“There was a glitch in the Matrix yesterday as I stood in line at the MET museum.”
If this doesn’t prove that blue hair looks great with yellow scarves, we don’t know what does. These two girls come from different backgrounds and still ended up creating the same outfit – including the same blue hair dye. This can only mean that everyone agrees yellow clothes compliment blue-colored hair.
“I was trying to spot butterflies when this one landed on my leaflet.”
This person was near Stone Mountain, GA, trying to spot butterflies, when this magical coincidence happened. Instead of spending hours trying to find a butterfly and more hours trying to locate it on the leaflet, this person lucked out. A butterfly landed on top of their leaflet, making it a lot easier to identify it.
“Met Keanu Reeves once when I was 14, and again when I was 17. Oddly enough, he was wearing the same t-shirt both times.”
If it wasn’t for these pictures, no one would ever believe this person’s story. We love how both times they met Keanu, the actor did not mind posing for pictures. Not only he’s a great artist, but he’s also doing his part to help the environment instead of buying thousands of T-shirts every year.
“My boyfriend and I went to a festival and met a couple who was dressed the same as us.”
This is not only a coincidence but a compliment in relation to their outfits. We might not realize this at first, but the fact that other people are wearing the same outfit as us means that many people like our style. How flattering is knowing that people like our style so much they also want to wear it?
“I went to buy today’s newspaper when I realized that this is not a coincidence.”
Whoever folded these newspapers probably had a good laugh. How perfect is it that the sentence in the middle of the page says “this is not a coincidence”? We believe this couldn’t have happened if someone actually tried to do this on purpose, it had to be a coincidence.
“The cat I adopted has the same eye colors as me!”
Heterochromia iridum is when someone has two different eye colors. It is more common in animals than in humans – in fact, heterochromia only affects fewer than 200,000 people in the United States. But the fact that this human found a cat whose eyes look exactly like her is most definitely lucky.
“Found my doppelgänger at the Louvre. Íñigo Melchor de Velasco.”
Imagine having the opportunity to visit a museum as iconic as the Louvre and that not even being the best part of your day. This guy was exploring the artwork at the Parisian museum when he found a painting of someone who looked just like him! Does this mean he’s a time traveler? We’ll never know.
“My shirt matched my pasta bowl last night.”
Imagine going to our friend’s house for dinner and realizing you match their bowls. To be fair, this is a really nice pattern and we do understand why people would want to buy shirts and bowls with these black and white flowers on them…
“saw this today. The owners of these companies must have named them like this on purpose.”
What are the chances? Not only do companies called “Ground Control” and “Major Tom” exist, but they both work in the home repair industry. Their owners must be good friends making a joke referencing their favorite song. David Bowie would have been very proud.
“My pineapple shirt lines up with my pineapple tattoo.”
This person really likes pineapples! We love how their shirt pattern is located so perfectly that it aligns with his tattoo. We can only imagine how surprised he must have been trying it on for the first time and realizing the shirt had been made just for him. It was truly meant to be.
“This pigeon made a self-portrait.”
This pigeon is an artist! It somehow managed to make a self-portrait without even trying. While we wouldn’t want to hold up this leaf this take a picture, we do understand why this person did it. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime situation and if they hadn’t taken a picture, we would never know about this incredible coincidence.
“We all wore the same dress to a wedding. We were not the bridesmaids, just guests.”
These women all found this lovely dress at the same store and thought it would be a great outfit to wear at a wedding. They weren’t wrong, the dress does look great. But none of them knew that there would be six of them wearing the exact same outfit…
“This dragonfly has the same color pattern as my swim shorts.”
This is such a cute coincidence. This dragonfly has the exact same colors as this person’s swim shorts. We love how the bug perfectly matches the outfit as if it had been done on purpose somehow. It’s almost as if this guy had brought his pet dragonfly for a nice day out at the beach.
“my dad just fished up his lost wallet that he dropped into the lake 20 YEARS AGO.”
This is what we mean when we say life is full of surprises. This person’s dad lost his wallet twenty years ago and simply assumed he would never get it back. But somehow, he managed to accidentally fish it out of a lake two decades later.
“Not only do they look like the same person, but Enzo Ferrari died in the same year Mesut Özil was born.”
Whether you believe in reincarnation or not, we all have to agree this is an insane coincidence. Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the sports car company, died in August 1988, then three months later, in October 1988, soccer player Mesut Özil was born.
“My dad’s index tip was cut off when he was 10, my index is also shorter than my pinky.”
Wow, this one is absolutely crazy. We need help from our biologist friends to understand why this girl’s finger is the same as her dad’s. It would have made sense if he had been born with a short index finger, but it was cut off when he was a kid! This is an insane coincidence.
“My cousin was in his future wife’s family picture on a trip to Rio de Janeiro… 7 years before they met.”
This is what people mean when they say some things are just meant to be. How else would anyone explain this woman’s husband appearing in her family picture years before they officially met? We believe their relationship was determined by fate and they will live happily ever after.
“I think the newspaper is trying to tell me something.”
This advertiser really knows their target audience. They could have used any picture of any couch, but they really hit the bull’s eye. We hope that this person didn’t take it personally… Or that at least they brought this picture to the sofa store and got a discount for a new couch!
“Urban Outfitters sells a pair of socks that looks exactly like my friend who works there.”
This is such a cool coincidence! Imagine finding socks that look exactly like you. If this had happened to us, we would have bought their entire stock and given them to all of our friends. It would have been such a funny way of making sure they are always thinking of us.
“Brought my dog to the store and found his doppelganger.”
What are the chances?! This person took their one-eyed cavalier to the store and found a dog that looked exactly like theirs! Not only was it another cavalier, but it also only had one eye. We absolutely love this story, we hope these two dogs became great friends and play together at the dog park every weekend.
“This bird landed on the page about itself.”
We can only imagine what this bird was thinking when it landed on this page. Sure, we know that it looks exactly like the drawing on the book, but does the bird? Did it recognize itself on the picture and fly there to take a closer look? We will never know.
“I accidentally dressed as a Taco Bell booth.”
This is such a specific pattern to match! It’s such a coincidence that he even had a sweater that looks like a booth at Taco Bell, let alone that he wore it the day he went to eat there. Maybe he could start a trend and wear outfits that match every fast food restaurant where he eats.
“The number 33607 follows me everywhere: hometown zip code, t-shirt, race number, finishing time.”
We’ve heard of people having lucky numbers before, but they usually consist of one or two digits only… This is the first time we see someone with a five-digit lucky number! What are the odds that a number as long as 33607 keeps popping up in this guy’s life? Life is pretty weird sometimes.
“A dragonfly landed on my friend’s foot and mirrored its own tattoo.”
This picture is mesmerizing. We love how the dragonfly recognized itself in this person’s tattoo and decided to have a closer inspection. We would probably be terrified if we noticed a huge dragonfly trying to land on our feet, but that’s why it’s a good thing that this person really loves dragonflies.
“Went to my friend’s place to meet his new kitten…”
If this doesn’t mean that this guy will be the best cat uncle, we don’t know what does. First of all, before even meeting his feline nephew, this guy already owned a shirt with a cat print. Also, obviously, his shirt looks exactly like his friend’s cat! This clearly means that the guy and the cat will be best friends forever.
“I went to an event and my outfit matched their carpet.”
This could have been really embarrassing if this girl didn’t have a sense of humor. Thankfully, when she realized that her outfit matched the carpet, she just laughed it off. This is the best way to prevent situations and weird coincidences from getting awkward. Way to go!
“This car matches my bag.”
This galaxy pattern is very cool, so we can understand why people would want to have it on their backpacks. But this is the first time we see this pattern on a car. It’s such a coincidence that this person was wearing this backpack when they saw this car – even the colors are the same!
“Grandpa took me to an air show when I was a kid. 20 years later, I fly the same helicopter that made me decide to become a pilot.”
This guy’s story is amazing. When he was a child, his grandfather took him to an air show and he got to sit in the OH58 Kiowa aircraft. After this day, he decided to become a pilot. Years later, he had been flying a Kiowa for months when he found out its tail number. It turns out he has been flying the very same helicopter that helped spark his dream to fly.
“My sister, other sister, and parents accidentally bought me the same birthday card.”
This family is so connected that they all chose the same birthday card for this person’s 21st birthday. They all saw dozens of cards at the store but picked out the exact same design somehow. The only way we can explain this is that they have developed the exact same taste in birthday cards after years of exchanging them as a family.
“My mom called while I was having coffee so I told her to come meet me. This is what we were both wearing that day.”
What are the chances that both mother and son have the exact same outfit and chose to wear it on the same day? In fact, neither of them expected to see the other that day, so they didn’t even wear this tank top expecting this to happen. Such a cute coincidence.
“I accidentally washed a couple of dollar bills and one turned out to be a counterfeit.”
Forgetting cash inside your clothes when you wash them is always tough. You never know what’s going to happen to it once it comes out of the dryer. Thankfully, this person only lost one dollar that day – and it wasn’t even real money. But there’s no need to try this at home, if you want to check if your cash is counterfeit, just look for the watermark.
“My Dad’s registration number is twice mine. Plates were issued five years apart.”
This is what we call serendipity. In a way, it’s like this pair is always connected. Father and son can share this cool coincidence even when they are not riding to the same place. It’s always nice to have a small reminder of home when we’re away.
“My sister’s tie-dye shirt matches the paper plate.”
What’s truly amazing about this photo is not that this woman’s shirt simply matches the plate’s tie-dye. The most mesmerizing part is that the colors are exactly the same and the placement of the pattern is perfectly aligned with the shirt. It’s almost as if this moment was always meant to happen.
“Just saw this on TV, she was born for this moment.”
Australian journalist Amy Parks presented the perfect news back in August 2011. The reporter was sent to AAMI Park, where she covered the sacking of Melbourne Demons AFL coach Dean Bailey for Channel Seven News.
“The line on the parking lot floor lines up with the decal on My car.”
When this person added this line decal to their car, they probably never imagined it would be such a big deal. But at the moment they parked in this parking lot and managed to get the decal to align with the floor line, they must have definitely realized that the decal has a lot of power when it comes to making people happy.
“My dog’s paw looks like a mini-version of him.”
This is absolutely adorable. This person’s dog has a mini-dog on its paw! The resemblance is so remarkable that we can’t believe this is even real. Not only are the paw’s eyes and nose extremely similar to the dog’s, but the ears are also extremely realistic.
“I found These two local doctors on a leaflet.”
This is incredible! These two doctors are both cardiology specialists in the same area and have each other’s names for last names. It’s like one of these doctors is actually the future version of the other. We wonder if they have ever met or if they have been living this whole time completely unaware of their medical doppelganger.
“My chicken breast fit perfectly with the birds on my plate.”
These chicken breasts fit so well in this plate that we almost didn’t find them. Their shape aligns so perfectly with the birds’ bodies, that anyone would agree that this moment was meant to be. From now on, this plate should only be used for chicken breasts.
“When I first started college, people kept calling me Brian. My name is Josh. Weeks later I met Brian.”
These guys were fated to be best friends way before they even met. We can only imagine how confusing it must have been for Josh when he first arrived at his university and kept getting called Brian… We also wonder if Brian was ever mistaken for Josh during his college years.
“My friend found the perfect gloves for her tattoo.”
This is what people mean when they say you should wear your clothes, not let them wear you. In fact, these gloves look like they were tailor-made for this person and their tattoo. This is such a perfect fit that it made us wish we could find articles of clothing as perfectly flattering as these gloves.
“I love how this elephant is getting sprayed with elephant-shaped Water.”
Few things in life are as perfect as the water in this picture. Somehow, these people spraying an elephant with water managed to do something absolutely mesmerizing. They managed to shape the water like an elephant! This is the kind of thing that only happens once in a lifetime so we’re truly glad that someone was there to capture this gift of nature.
“The guy on the right is my friend’s husband. The one on the left is a stranger he met on a flight!”
Just imagine getting on a plane thinking it will be another monotonous flight, only to realize you are sitting next to your doppelganger. These guys probably spent the entire flight time talking about their lives trying to figure out if they were actually long-lost twins.
“This truck in front of me lined up perfectly with the Rocky Mountains.”
Such a lucky person! They were driving on the right road at the right time. We can only imagine how exciting it must have been when they realized the truck driving in front of them had a picture of the mountains ahead of them – and then when they realized the picture lined up perfectly with reality.
“I just realized these instant rice packages line up perfectly.”
Was this done on purpose? Was it a lucky accident? We will never know. What we do know is that these two different brands’ packages line up incredibly perfectly. What we also know is that now we really want to eat some rice.
“Captured the exact moment I was stung by a bee.”
What are the chances? Somehow, this person managed to capture the exact moment they were being stung by a bee. We don’t think we’ve ever seen a picture as perfectly timed as this one…
“My sister just got married, she asked me to save her a newspaper from her wedding day.”
This is hilarious. This young couple had such a cute idea of saving the newspaper from their wedding day so that in the future they could show it to their children… Little did they know the newspaper that day was not something they would want to associate with their happy day.
“Harry, Ron and Hermione are real!”
Believe it or not, but the ginger kid in this picture is actually Ed Sheeran! If we had to guess, though, we would have definitely said these are the kids that inspired the main Harry Potter characters, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and Harry Potter himself.
“The shadow correctly labels my dog.”
This dog is sleeping so peacefully because it knows it is being correctly labeled. It knows that no one out there will dare to call him a cat or a hamster. This is the type of situation that only happens once in a lifetime and we’re so glad the dog’s owner took a picture for posteriority.
“was driving home when I saw Taylor swift driving in front of me.”
We hope these truck drivers noticed each other and laughed. This is such a perfect example of how things can line up perfectly at the right place and the right time. We’re sure many people driving behind these trucks had a good chuckle that day.
“Left my hotel room and realized my shirt matched the corridor.”
Well… This is awkward. We can only imagine how funny it must have been when this woman realized her outfit looked exactly like the walls next to her. Judging by the picture, she has a good sense of humor, so it probably didn’t bother her too much.
“I found my doppelganger at an art exhibit by local Coloradans.”
This is so fascinating! We wonder if this girl has a doppelganger walking around in Colorado who was the muse for this artwork or if an artist just made her up in their mind. Either way, this is an awesome coincidence and we hope this girl got to speak with the artist responsible for this piece.
“My friend’s phone case blends in with this 1982 school library desk.”
This is truly impressive. This person’s phone case perfectly matches the wood pattern of this library desk. If this doesn’t sound impressive, let’s put things in perspective: these objects were made about 40 years apart from each other.
Will and William West were not related but were so identical when they both got arrested staff didn’t realize they were two different people.
When Will West got arrested in 1903, the prison staff matched his physical description and measurements to the records of William West, who was already incarcerated at Leavenworth. After the case of these two identical strangers, many police departments started using fingerprints to identify suspects.
“We got a rug as a gift. our dog blends perfectly with it.”
These colors couldn’t match more if someone actively tried. The way the dog’s fur just blends in so flawlessly with the rug is absolutely perfect. We can only imagine how many times this person might have thought they lost their dog only to find it casually sleeping on the rug.
“I was driving home when I saw this dog. The car plate predicted this very moment.”
How perfect is this? This person’s license plate reads “1 ear up” and their dog is sitting on the back seat raising its ear! We absolutely love it when everything in the universe aligns and these serendipitous moments happen when we least expect them.
This perfectly straight shadow.
This picture makes us feel so warm and fuzzy inside. There is nothing more satisfying than when everything in the world aligns to create perfect shapes. The person who took this picture was definitely at the right place at the right time.
“So my mom dated Matt Le Blanc and she finally found a picture of them.”
If our mom told us she used to date Matt Le Blanc, we would definitely not believe her. It is one thing to say you used to be friends with a famous actor, but proving you used to go out with one of the most famous actors from your generation before he was famous is something completely different.
“My neighbors have two of the same car painted exactly opposite of each other.”
Talk about coincidence! This person was just looking out their window one day when they realized their neighbors had gotten the same car with opposite colors. We wonder what were the neighbors’ reactions when they realized it. Hopefully, they just laughed it off and gave each other a high-five.
“The face on the spine of this book looks exactly like mine.”
This girl was having a very normal day until she decided to pick up a book to read. She chose The Merchant of Death by D. J. MacHale thinking it was going to be an interesting read. But little did she know something would be even more interesting than reading the book.
In 1922, Eleanor Mills was murdered when it WAS discovered she HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH AN ePISCOPAL pRIEST.
On September 14, 1922, Eleanor Mills and Edward Wheeler Hall, an Episcopal priest. were allegedly murdered by Hall’s wife and brothers-in-law after she found out her husband was cheating on her with Mills. The brutal murder took place in Somerset, New Jersey, and it is largely remembered for the vast extent of newspaper coverage it received nationwide.
“Went to a tech conference and found a guy who looks just like me.”
Such a coincidence! These guys have so much in common they could totally pass for twin brothers. Both are bald, have long beards, wear glasses, and chose the same colors for their outfits. We wonder how many times they got mistaken for each other during this conference!
“This plant looks just like a brain!”
When we think of plants, we think of leafy organisms that are normally green. However, not all plants are made equal: the Lithops verruculosa, part of the Aizoaceae family, looks more like a stone or a human brain than a regular plant.
“I found my sandal’s baby on the street today.”
How weird is that?! This guy was wearing his black and white sandals while walking on the street when he found a sandal of the same model as his. Instead of looking like his opposite-color sandals, this one was a half-white-half-black sandal. If it wasn’t for this picture, we would never believe this happened.
Several successful musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse died at age 27.
Known as the 27 Club, there is an urban legend that claims successful artists often die at age 27. Coincidentally, musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all died at the age of 27 – but it wasn’t until the death of Kurt Cobain in 1994 that the public started to pay attention to these artists’ ages. This legend has been disproven by research including a 2011 study published in the British Medical Journal.
“I went to a restaurant today. When I got the check I realized My total matched the time.”
“12.48, sir.” “No, I didn’t ask what time it is, I asked how much my meal cost.” This is such a slight coincidence, but a funny one nonetheless. We wonder if this person kept their receipt to show their friends later or if they just chuckled and threw it away immediately.
“I just found out about these Identical twins who married identical twins and each couple had identical twin children.”
Talk about coincidence! Not only do these twin sisters look alike, but their taste in men is also the same. These girls ended up marrying these two guys who are also twins, so their kids ended up looking exactly the same. We can only imagine how confused their other relatives feel every family dinner.