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Top 10 FREAKY COINCIDENCES in History! Of course, coincidences happen all the time: we were just thinking of someone when they call us on the phone, or we have this song in mind when it suddenly plays on the radio. Most of the time they don’t mean much, but every once in awhile there is a coincidence that’s outright spooky, or one that has a major impact on world events. When these coincidences are positive in nature, we call them synchronicity or even serendipity; when they are not, however, we call them catastrophes. So here is my list of the ten most astonishing, remarkable, or just plain eerie coincidences in history and how they impacted the world—or, at very least, left people wondering. 10. Two Finnish Brothers This one is strange no matter what way one looks at it. In 2002 a pair of 70-year-old identical twin brothers from Raahe, Finland were hit and killed by trucks while riding their bicycles in a snowstorm. The catch? They were killed in separate accidents on the same day along the same stretch of road only about a mile apart. Additionally, as the second accident occurred just two hours after the first, the second brother hadn’t even learned that his brother had been killed earlier (thereby eliminating suicide as a possible explanation) and making this truly one for the record books. Of course, unusual coincidences between identical twins are not unheard of; there are dozens of cases on record of twins separated at birth reuniting years later to discover they possess similar mannerisms, food preferences, work at similar jobs, etc. and, in one case, even married and divorced spouses with the same name, and then remarried another person also with the same name! So why not die the same way, on the same day, on the same road? Makes sense to me. 9. The Kennedy-Lincoln Link This one is an old story, but worth recounting because it is so unusual. It revolves around an unusual number of coincidences that occurred between Presidents Kennedy and Lincoln in regards to their assassination. For example, both men were elected 100 years apart (Lincoln in 1860, Kennedy in 1960); they were both succeeded by Southerners named Johnson, and the two Johnsons were born 100 years apart (Andrew in 1808, Lyndon in 1908). Both assassins were born 100 years apart (Booth in 1839 and Oswald in 1939) and both died before they could be brought to trial. Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin was cornered in a warehouse, while Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin was captured in a theater. Finally, Lincoln was shot in Ford’s theater, while Kennedy was shot while riding in a Ford Lincoln, and to top it all off, Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln (Evelyn Lincoln) while Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy. The list goes on from there and has been the source of considerable debate ever since. Of course, mathematicians have been quick to spoil all the fun by trying to show how all these things were bound to happen despite the long odds, which is why most people consider mathematicians poor party conversationalists. Text version: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-most-remarkable-coincidences-in-history.php Coming up: 10. Two Finnish Brothers 9. The Kennedy-Lincoln Link 8. Gavriol Princip and the Archduke 7. Double Homicide -- 157 Years Apart 6. Booth and Lincoln 5. The Saga of the Mark Chapmans 4. The Deaths of Presidents Jefferson and Adams 3. Crossword Puzzle Gives Away D-Day Invasion Codewords 2. Titanic vs. the Titan 1. Lee Harvey Oswald Employed at the Texas School Book Depository Source/Other reading: http://www.ourcuriousworld.com/
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Tamer Aydogdu (2 hours ago)
When Jefferson and Adams were President and Vice President, Vice President’s Boss was not President. Back then there were no two people one presidential ticket. The winner of the presidential election became the president and the runner up became the Vice President. In other words they had always been rivals.
Damaged262 (2 days ago)
The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 2nd and printed on July 4th. A very common mistake, so much so, nearly our entire nation celebrates the Forth of July. But, it's not like we had the internet, or even a phone line back then. I thought they'd at least get that right for the movie Independence Day or it's follow up, oh well.
Shiboline M'Ress (2 days ago)
Regarding #4, I heard that Adams and Jefferson actually became close friends and kept regular correspondence until shortly before their deaths. Adams' final words were something to the effect of "At least Jefferson is still alive." He'd had no way of knowing that Jefferson had actually died just a few hours prior.
Chris Raine (5 days ago)
So far I ha e herd this man say "hung" and "quickfully" I would like an explanation!
Chris Raine (4 days ago)
Then he says Lee Harvey Oswald was a marine sniper! Come on Simon these things aren't hard to get right mate!
Chris Raine (5 days ago)
*I have heard*
Dustin Hyslip (5 days ago)
Oswald was not a Marine sniper. The marksman badge is the lowest badge you can qualify with. Next is sharpshooter, then expert, with cross rifles.
Roy W-G (5 days ago)
Two of the greatest emancipators were born on the same day, same year. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and Charles Darwin freed all of humanity from relying on superstitious nonsense.
simon jewers (6 days ago)
Leonard Dawes still kept in touch with the school, he asked the boys to suggest words for the crosswords, and to help him compile them, the boys also chatted to the soldiers at the nearby camps who were passing rumours about when they might attack Normandy, and asking why the generals kept on using words like "juno" "sword" and "Omaha", this was what persuaded the military police that it was an accident.
Chris Marllon (6 days ago)
GavriLO Princip was a Serb, not a Bosnian.
There are no coincidences in the Kennedy assassination. Our own government killed him and Oswald took the fall.
Fiilis1 (9 days ago)
The first clip about finnish brothers. They were both mailmen also they were at work when it happened.
Mecca Mitchell (9 days ago)
Abraham Lincoln is so weird looking !
Marc Bell (9 days ago)
These videos are always right wing slanted.
Rob Gates (11 days ago)
I have 2 brothers. All three of us witnessed hit and run accidents in Post Office parking lots on the same day in three different states.
M Tavner (11 days ago)
Not sure Lee Harvey Oswald was a coincidence... Awesome production as usual :)
Barbara Vick (11 days ago)
According to Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and the most recently released papers on Kennedy's death, Lyndon B. Johnson killed or rather arranged to have Kennedy murdered. The evidence is stacking up more and faster all the time. And for the record, Oswald could barely qualify as a marksman, he was certainly NOT a sniper or anything close to it.
Steven Tebou (12 days ago)
Is it possible that Oswald getting a job in that building wasn't a coincidence? Could he have been tipped off or hired by someone who had knowledge of the President's plans to visit Dallas and the likely route his motorcade would follow?...
Morgan Leander Blake (20 days ago)
I am a mathematician and all I can say is that to us we are freaking hilarious 🤗😅
Terry Bardy (1 month ago)
Lincoln had a secretary named Nicolas Hay.
Eunae Kim (2 months ago)
You forgot about Joseph Figlock! He was sweeping the street when a baby fell on his head, and both were hurt but they did not die. The same thing happened to him the next year with the same result!
Capella1951 (4 months ago)
leon dillon (4 months ago)
Watch "The Men Who Killed Kennedy". Read "Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy" by Jim Marrs!!!
Hello from David (4 months ago)
No mention of the Moon?
Wm Beam (5 months ago)
The Lincoln kennedy coincidences are BULL Lincolns assassin was caught in a tobacco shed not a warehouse for starters and their secretaries names are not true and if one thing is 100 years apart than most likely all of them will be
savage1267 (5 months ago)
Maestro Jack (6 months ago)
If anyone out there believes that Lee Harvey Oswald shot JFK then I'd like to interest you in a selection of bridges I have for sale.
daniel chenault (6 months ago)
Oswald was NOT a "marine sniper" He was a Marine, but barely qualified on his firearms And in 1963 and prior there was no job called "sniper" in the Marines. That came about later in the Vietnam war thank to Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Hathcock.
bob smith (8 months ago)
Number 10 is hardly as extraordinary as you make it seem. Two people living in the same area, who both go cycling, who both use the exact same likely very dangerous road... This sort of things likely happens or has happened all the time, the fact that it was two brothers one time is to be perfectly expected. Heck, if theres like 10,000 people in a certain local area, then the odds of two brothers randomly being picked for a random event are only 1 in 5,000. Do you think there have ever been more than 5,000 cycling accidents that happened within the same day of each other in the same area? Then you would absolutely expect something like a pair of brothers being killed for every 5,000 of those events or so.
anthony fuda (8 months ago)
Oswalds military occupation specialty was radar operator. Where do yoi get sniper from there
anthony fuda (8 months ago)
Oswald was no sniper he was a poor shot at best this myth comes from the marines inflated sence of importance and as a b4 qualified infantryman i studied real snipers the shots they took and remember there is way more to being a sniper then shooting. Sources at the time that served and trained with oswald said he was a terrible shot. I think calling him a sniper is a bit much
kailani yates (9 months ago)
The coincidence with the D-Day crossword has been discovered to be not quite the coincidence that it once was. The man who published the crosswords used some of the crossword clues & answers that he had his students put together. One of the boys in his class happened to spend a lot of time on the nearby military base & overheard the words there.
Jinne More (10 months ago)
Titanic, Brittanic, and Olympic were sister ships. One young nurse worked for White Star Lines, and survived the Titanic, a year later she was on the Brittanic when it sunk, and later she was on the Olympic when it was hit by a war vessel. She died an old lady, on dry land. Jessop, I think her name was.
jeaniebird (10 months ago)
Mathematicians are assholes!
David James (11 months ago)
Since this video was published, trump released the documents that prove there were two shooters. Most likely led by George Bush sr, and that sleez Johnson
Drew Bravo (1 year ago)
Kennedy was *not* shot from a warehouse. Other than that, accurate & amazing video.
murksdoc (1 year ago)
One of the leaders of Germany's 1rst revolution, Robert Blum, was executed November 9th, 1848. On Nov. 9th, 1918, the Weimar Republic was called out. On Nov. 9th, 1923, Hitler's "Beer House Putsch" failed in Munich. November 9th, 1938, was the "Night of the Broken Glasses". On November 9th, 1989, the Berlin Wall was taken down. "November 9th" in German is written "9-11", "9.11." or "9/11".
Ben Champagne (1 year ago)
Lee Harvey Oswald was not a sniper in the Marines. He was an Aviation Electronics Operator. I like your channel, but missing something as small as that makes me question everything you say.
Shane Pedersen (1 year ago)
"The declaration of independence as everyone knows was signed on..." Lol, such an American thing to say.
turtleflipper (1 year ago)
Thinking quickfully?
Dan Boyle (1 year ago)
Booth didn't get caught/die in a warehouse. He was shot while in a barn that was set on fire to flush him out. He died several hours later.
Figaro Figaritz (1 year ago)
The girl who was murdered in 1974 looks just like my cousin, who was born in 1974!
kcloe88 (1 year ago)
Lincolns Secretary was named Nikolai, not Kennedy and Booth was shot in a tobacco barn, not a warehouse. I thought you were pretty smart for a while there...
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Sand Angels (1 year ago)
Another coincidence - I am a descendent of both John Adams and the best friend of Thomas Jefferson, lol.
da gawd (1 year ago)
Lincoln didn't care about blacks
Lee Harvey Oswald was hired by the government to kill Kennedy because Kennedy was trying to do things that were going to disrupt what they wanted to do. The ambition of greedy people is what controls this world.
I could be mistaken about some things but how it happened isn't as interesting as why.
Connie Wonnie (1 year ago)
My cousin and then his mother died on the same day, he had a heart-attack, she did not know, but fell a few hours later in the shower. We were traumatized!
Kari Branoff (1 year ago)
I know I'm a bit late to the party ... OK, 3 years late, but whatever. My great great grandfather wrote a short story called "The White Ghost of Disaster" (published in The Popular Magazine, under his pseudonym Mayn Clew Garnett) in which an ocean liner strikes an iceburg in the Atlantic and sinks. It was already on the newsstands when the RMS Titanic sank. Fun fact delivered, my job here is done.
Don Felipe (1 year ago)
Here's an intriguing coincidence that happened a few years ago in my hometown in north-east England, similar to the story of the Finnish twin brothers. A woman had her car stolen by a man who proceeded to drive recklessly to the other side of the town where he hit and killed another woman who was walking along the pavement. The woman he killed was the sister of the lady who's car he had stolen. My town has a population of about 100,000 people so we're not talking about a small village, the odds against something like this happening are pretty high I would say.
Amy McCabe (1 year ago)
Kennedy Lincoln link try saying that five times fast
Shadow Viper Inc (1 year ago)
history is full of lies, stories to fit the agenda. nothing new... cool video
Tracy McMillan (1 year ago)
Juno was also a landing beach but for the Canadians who did quite well against the Nazis despite heavy casualties. [Almost 1000] You don''t hear much about their success 'cause they are less boastful than others involve in Operation OverLord. BONUS FACT. Canada sent 1,1 million combat troops to fight in WW2 despite having a population of only 11 million.
princessrose17 (1 year ago)
Actually the Declaration of Independence was signed on August 2nd 1776. The final draft of the text of the written document was approved by Congress on July 4th 1776, but it wasn't actually signed till August 2nd. (and I am a Canadian who knows a few world history facts - not an American - and yes I had to google the exact dates, but i knew that the declaration was NOT signed on July 4th - which in my opinion means the Americans should be celebrating their holiday in August)
Susan Pohlers (1 year ago)
3:29 did you just say "quickfully"? <---- favorite new word!
Qthefun (1 year ago)
The little things in our own lives that have turned us into what and where we are today...
OKG2000 (1 year ago)
this is slowly taking me to the dark side of you tube and i dont want to go someone stop me!
HHHGeorge (1 year ago)
fact check on Lincoln Kennedy, some of the statements you made are myths
Adam Fresquez (1 year ago)
Both Lincoln and Kennedy died by there wife's Twins I think not Hotel? Truvago
Adam Fresquez (1 year ago)
Trivago I meant
BobbySanchezLives (1 year ago)
#"...and then you go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like... Lee Harvey Oswald killed Kennedy"#
Isis Blackfeather (1 year ago)
Are there any favorite topics or types that you enjoy doing more? If you could work in more horror and spooky related lists I would be very thankful due to the morbid and macabre mind I find myself with.
Isis Blackfeather (1 year ago)
How are you able to a new one of these every single day? I would have thought that the research alone would take quite some time. Are you afraid that you may run out of subjects at some point? I highly respect people whom still go about their lives as independent scholars and who still care enough to research the facts in the capacity that you do. I know that you probably have a team of knowledge seekers that help you, how else could you produce these in such quantities while keeping up the quality. My only complaint would be that because I'm a glutton for knowledge that along with my own independent research of the random, I lose so much time binge watching your channel in a fevered thirst for all things knowledge and bizarre and some days get very little else done. I applaud you for your work ethic and passion in what you do.
EmoPro93 (1 year ago)
What is so weird about the Mark Chapman and John Lennon?
paul1x1 (1 year ago)
In an infinite universe everything that can happen no matter how unlikely will eventually happen
Predrag Radojcic (1 year ago)
Just to be precise, it is not Gavriol Princip, it is Gavrilo Princip
Ruben Vasquez (2 years ago)
oswald bs
Sabine B (2 years ago)
It's quaint and quirky when Simon mispronounces certain names (I can almost forgive him for not knowing how to pronounce Joaquin), but come on ... bolo-g-nah?  Sweetie pie, if unsure, go ask a local.
William Phillips (2 years ago)
Uhm, John Wilkes Booth was killed in a barn--not a warehouse. It was on Richard Garrett's Farm. Federal troops torched the barn to flush him out but he was shot while still in the barn. He'd broken his leg after jumping from the balcony after shooting Lincoln at point blank range. There's a difference between a barn and a warehouse, namely, you don't have stables for horses in a warehouse. Richard Garrett had his son lock the barn up so that Booth couldn't steal the horses while John was allowed to sleep in the barn after bein attended to by Dr. Samuel Mudd.
Zvinn Kontiir (2 years ago)
my birthday is may the 27th >:3
American Dissident (2 years ago)
Number 9 PERFECTLY shows that we are nation of coincidence theorists.
Mary Harrison (2 years ago)
Mathematicians rarely get invited to THOSE kinds of parties, anyway.
lilgrasshoppah (2 years ago)
thinking quickfully,,, and boloGnuh...?
TJ W (2 years ago)
Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The current Emperor was Franz Joseph. The way Franz Ferdinand became the heir was also freaky coincidental.
JayneCobb88 (2 years ago)
#4 - what most people don't know, is that the Vice Presidency used to be given to the runner up of the Presidential election. This practice was stopped however as this meant the President's right hand was usually a bitter rival which doesn't bode well for an efficiently functioning government and as the Vice President is the 1st in the line of succession, having a rival in such a position is potentially quite hazardous to the President's health.
badweetabix (2 years ago)
It's sad how people perpetuate lies because they never bother to do some simple checking. President Lincoln did NOT have a secretary named Kennedy. We know who Lincoln's secretaries were (he had two secretaries: John Hay and John Nicolay) because it is a matter of record and BOTH of his secretaries went on to serve the US in distinguish careers. No one named Kennedy worked for Lincoln as a secretary. In fact, there was no one name Kennedy in Lincoln's cabinet or White House staff.
emlodik (2 years ago)
Also, Titanic and a Titan were "RMS," not "HMS," which is reserved for warships. And the death toll was 1,500 people, not 2,500.
emlodik (2 years ago)
The Titan wasn't THAT similar to Titanic. The similarities were vague at best, and it's only a small portion of a drawn out melodramatic novella. It was subsequently rewritten AFTER the Titanic disaster to make the fictional Titan more similar to the real Titanic, with the added subtitle "The Wreck of the Titan," to sell more copies and cash in on the real life news hype.
Candice Wynter (2 years ago)
I can barely hear you! It's like that with all your videos. Great videos but the volume is too low!
hankdieselify (2 years ago)
The twins were also hit by the same cab driver.
Tim Bennett (2 years ago)
In exactly the same position, at the same time.
Amanda Mingo (2 years ago)
hankdieselify with the same passenger
RRaquello (2 years ago)
The weirdest coincidence in history is that when the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, the first Indian they encountered knew how to speak English. True story. He had been acquainted with the English settlers in Virginia and was travelling through Massachusetts when the Pilgrims landed. Makes you think of those Flash Gordon movies where earthmen land on another planet and the natives of that planet speak the earthmen's language. Hey, it could happen!
MrBeard17 (2 years ago)
"Drive the motorcade past this grassy knoll where the gunman will be and the agents will run into the book depository and blame whoever is near the window." *Or* ... all the crazy coincidences ?
Jeremiah Hurtt (2 years ago)
id like to add the genocide of the indians by the us
Kiril Spasov (2 years ago)
Gavriol??? It's Gavrilo Princip.
Jovan Weismiller (2 years ago)
'Juno' was also the name of a Normandy beach on D-Day. It was the sector that fell to the Canadian Army. My Uncle, a Sergeant in the Calgary Highlanders Regiment fought on it.
Mandibular (2 years ago)
the declaration of Independence was signed august 2nd not July 4th.
I want a twin..now please👯👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩💔
Jeff Bloomfield (3 years ago)
The trial of the man accused of killing Mary Ashford, John Thornton, has a volume of the Notable British Trials Series about his acquittal.
Jeff Bloomfield (3 years ago)
+Sorry, the man was named Abraham Thornton.
MrNodebate (3 years ago)
No. 9: That only works if Oswald was in fact the guy who killed Kennedy... something we all know is highly debated, to say the least...
Liarmy (3 years ago)
idk about you guys but i swear after i stared at lincoln too long then looked away i thought he was going to jump out and attack me
sandyronnie (3 years ago)
The crosswords at number 3. This was solved years later. For some reason I cannot put a lnk here, but google Ronald French crosswords. Kids got hold of the code words from silly talking army officers and gave them to the crossword compiler.
DayzieCat1 (3 years ago)
I don't think #1 can be classified as a "coincidence", since Oswald more than likely got that job on purpose (or was instructed to do so....he was a patsy, after all).
GamingBrains (3 years ago)
>Names of two landing beaches. >Juno > wut?
Remmington Cromwell (3 years ago)
Kennedy and Lincoln both have 7 letters in their name
Jason Scully (3 years ago)
number 9 is false most of those mentioned simply arent true
Nel Kan (3 years ago)
wasn't the guy's name Gavrilo Princip, and not Gavriol? <.<
Justin Schweitzer (3 years ago)
Just one correction, it's GavriLO Princip and he was a Bosnian Serb. Generally the tinderbox of Europe is either people of Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian or Macedonian decent; Bosnians are mainly ethnically 3 groups Croatians and Serbians and what are called Bosniaks which tend to me a mix or singularly one of those 2 mixed with Ottoman blood lines and general being followers of Islam. Great videos though, keep up the good work!
Shan Rafnezden (3 years ago)
Why is the assassination of Kennedy one of the most heinous crimes in history..?
kalvin (3 years ago)
are these just urban legends? or are they real>? can someone tell me
Good Boy (3 years ago)
John Wilkes Booth was born in 1838 tho
Rylan Dawe (3 years ago)
"One of the most heinous crimes in history" isn't that, err, a little much? I don't think a President's life is inherently more valuable than anyone else's, and when you consider all of the mass murderers and torturers of their murder victims, shooting someone isn't AS bad.
Just Getinthevan (3 years ago)
Oswald? Really?

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