From a conspiracy of left-handed presidents to a taxi driver who killed two brothers in two separate incidents, we count fifteen weird coincidences that actually happened!
15 – Falling Baby Twice Saved by Same Man,
- In 1937, a young, super responsible Detroit mother somehow dropped her baby out of a forth-story building. A local street sweeper named Joseph Figlock happened to be walking underneath at the time and was struck in the head and shoulders by the falling infant.
- Miraculously, the baby lived, though he and Figlock sustained injuries.
- The following year, a different, though equally careless mother allowed her two-year-old son David Thomas to plummet from a high-rise window. Joseph Figlock, who was sweeping in an alley trying to make his beautiful city shine, was again struck in the head and, again, neither he nor the child were killed.
- Must’ve been quite a catch, this Figlock character. Women can’t seem to help throwing their children at him.
14 – Left-Handed Presidents Conspiracy,
- Only ten percent of the U.S. population is left-handed, but you’d never know it by looking at the American presidents.
- More than half of the last fourteen presidents were lefties, including five of the last seven. What’s especially interesting about this is that in the 18th and 19th Centuries, left-handedness was considered a punishable disability. Kids were actually forced to be right-handed until the 1970s, so it would’ve been very difficult for many of these presidents to excel with this setback.
- Will you vote for a leftie in the next election? You may not have a choice. Over the past two decades, nearly every presidential candidate has been left-handed. In 2008, both Barack Obama and John McCain were left-handed. In 1992, all three candidates for president were lefties.
- It’s been speculated that these left-handed monsters are actually a super secret race who rule over the other ninety percent of society. Certainly would explain a few things.
13 – Hugh Williams, Professional Shipwreck Survivor,
- Planning an ocean voyage any time soon? Here’s a fun fact: there have been millions of shipwreck casualties throughout history. However, if your name is ‘Hugh Williams’, you can sleep easy knowing nothing in Neptune’s ocean can possibly harm you.
- Check this: in 1660, a ship sank in the Dover Straits. A man named ‘Hugh Williams’ was the only survivor. In 1767, a second ship sank in the same area. The only survivor was another ‘Hugh Williams’. In 1820, a ship capsized on the Thames. The only survivor was a man named ‘Bruce Hancock’ – just kidding; it was Hugh Williams.
- Finally, in 1940, a ship was destroyed by a German mine. Only two survived: a man and his nephew, both named – *cue X-Files music* – Hugh Williams!
12 – Deus Ex Twin Towers Omen,
- How’s this for a spooky omen? During the production of the critically acclaimed 2000 PC game Deus Ex, the skybox artist neglected to include the Twin Towers to the New York City skyline. Some reports say he plain forgot, or, according to another explanation, memory constraints made it impossible to render the towers, so they had to be written out of the game’s fiction.
- The in-game explanation for the discrepancy was a terrorist attack. Unless the developers had a crystal ball, there’s no way they could’ve known how prescient this detail was.
11 – Brotherly Moped Suicide Pact,
- In 1975, while riding a moped in Bermuda, a man was accidentally struck and killed by a taxi. Fortunately, it taught the world a lesson about how dangerous mopeds are and no one ever rode one again. Just kidding!
- A year later, the man’s brother was killed in the very same way. He was even riding the same moped – which they’d presumably just finished paying repair repayments for.
- In case your jaw has room to drop a little further, the brother was struck by the very same taxi driven by the same driver. Nope, not finished yet! He was even carrying the same passenger.