The world is a pretty mysterious place, and sometimes it's hard to explain the unbelievable coincidences we encounter. Sometimes, you can logically understand how two people with the same first and last name could end up in the same classroom, perhaps even becoming friends. But there are some occurrences where we simply are left scratching our heads in disbelief, wondering just how the heck these coincidences happened. And if you'd see any of these 20 situations in a movie, you'd probably just dismiss the plot as being super silly. Strangely enough, these very-much-real coincidences did happen in real life and there's just no way to explain them.
#1. Take a closer look, can you see the writing on every newspaper? Are aliens trying to send us a message?
Well, for some strange reason, this is how someone stacked up the newspapers at an office, which ended up showing the "this is not a coincidence" message on every newspaper. It does kind of seem like your subconscious is trying to send you a message.
#2. The planets aligned for one runner who ended up with the same number pretty much everywhere he looked.
You may try to give this some sort of significance, but as far as we know, it was nothing but a mind-blowing coincidence. The runner's hometown zip code is 33607, and the race number they assigned him was also the same. But guess what? The t-shirt he wore that day featured the same number…but it gets creepier. Check out his finishing time. Is the universe trying to tell him something?
#3. What are the odds that someone will find a broken half of a bank card that looks like the one they own?
The Aussie was traveling through Greece when he found the discarded Australian bank card outside of his hotel. The name, expiration date and first 6 numbers from the card were identical to his, so he had to go back to his room, take out his card, and make sure that he wasn’t missing his debit card.
#4. It may seem like you're staring at a strange street art intervention on a leaf, but it wasn't one of Banksy's works of art.
A pigeon pooped on a leaf and ended up "magically" painting a picture of himself. Perhaps that pigeon's full of crap and pretty darn proud of it?
#5. They say lightning doesn't strike twice, but we all know that's a lie.
After a storm, you can expect your car to be totaled and massively destroyed, but in some rare stances, you might find that Mother Nature is on your side. Wow!