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-In 1975, while riding a moped in Bermuda, a man was accidentally struck and killed by a taxi. One year later, this man's bother was killed in the very same way. In fact, he was riding the very same moped. And to stretch the odds even further, he was struck by the very same taxi driven by the same driver - and even carrying the very same passenger!

-Dorothy Fletcher was flying from Manchester to Florida for her daughter's wedding in 2003 when disaster struck. Flight staff put out an urgent appeal for any doctors on board to make themselves known. Suddenly a bunch of passengers came rushing down the aircraft aisle. Who were they? A group of cardiologists on the way to a conference. They were able to keep her stable while the plane diverted to a nearby airport and she even made it to the wedding.

-South African astronomer Danie du Toit was giving a lecture at the age of 49 about how death could come at any time. On finishing, he popped a mint into his mouth with a little too much vigor, and choked to death.

-A computer error gave two women in America called Patricia the same social security number. When the two women were brought together in an office to rectify the blunder they discovered that they had both been born with the names Patricia Ann Campbell. Both of their fathers were called Robert Campbell. Their birthdays were on 13th March 1941. They had both married military men in the year 1959 within eleven days of each other. They each had two children aged 19 and 21. They both had an interest in oil painting. Both had studied cosmetics. Both had worked as book-keepers.

-Halley's Comet passes Earth about once every 76 years, making it actually not that unlikely that someone's life could be measured by it. One such person is Mark Twain, who was born during its 1835 pass, and died the day of its appearance in 1910. He even predicted it in 1909, remarking "It is coming again next year and I expect to go out with it".

-September 1928, Alexander Fleming locked up his London lab one evening without bothering to do wash up the equipment. When he returned a few days later and began to tackle the pile off failed experiments, he noticed that one Petri dish containing a staphylococcus culture had begun to grow blue mold and that the mold had apparently killed any staphylococcus bacteria it had come into contact with. He conducted a series of experiments on this miraculous mold and soon discovered what we now known as penicillin.

-Mr George D Bryson arrived at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky in 1953. Mr Bryson was shown to room 307. After unpacking he went down to reception to see if there were any letters or messages for him. The receptionist gave him a letter addressed to Mr George D Bryson, Room 307. This might not seem strange except that the letter was not for him. It was for another George D Bryson who was the previous occupant of room 307.

-In 1955, Hollywood heartthrob and cause-less rebel James Dean was killed in a horrific car accident while driving his Porsche. The car was later considered a bad luck omen. When the car was towed taken to a garage, the engine slipped out and landed on a mechanic, shattering both his legs. The engine was eventually bought by a wealthy doctor, who used it to soup-up his racing car. He died shortly after during a race. Another driver died in the very same race. That car had the driveshaft from Dean's Porsche fitted. The garage where Dean's Porsche was repaired was later destroyed by fire. The car was then displayed in Sacramento, but somehow fell off its mount, breaking a teenager's hip. In Oregon, the trailer the Porsche was mounted on slipped from its towbar, smashing into a shopfront. Finally, in 1959, the car mysteriously broke into 11 pieces while sitting on steel supports.

-British cavalry officer Major Summerford was fighting in the fields of Flanders in the last year of WWI, a flash of lightning knocked him off his horse and paralyzed him from his waist down. He moved to Canada where, six years later whilst out fishing, Summerfield was struck again by lightning and the right side of his body became paralyzed. After two years of recovery, it was a summer's day and he was out in a local park, a summer storm blew up and Major Summerfield was struck by lightning again, this time paralyzed him all over. He died two years after this incident and four years Dakota Apartment Complex in New York City

-King Umberto I of Italy had a weird dining experience when he found that he and the owner of a restaurant at which he was eating were born on the same day in the same town and had both married a woman named Margherita. On July 29, 1900, the king learned that the restaurant owner had been shot and killed in the street. Later that day, the king was also assassinated.

-Police in Bari, Italy, were able to apprehend a thief who had grabbed a woman's handbag as he sped past on his motorbike after she gave them an exceptionally detailed description of him. It turned out she was his mother.

-In 1914 a German woman from Strasbourg took her son to be photographed. She bought a film plate, and after the photo was taken said she would return in a few days when the portrait was ready. Unfortunately WW1 broke out and she was not able to collect the photo. Two years later she was living in Frankfurt and gave birth to a daughter. She was still disappointed because she still didn't have any photos. The mother again bought a film plate and had another photo taken, this time of her daughter. When the new photo plate was developed it turned out to be a double exposure. Her daughter's image was superimposed on the earlier picture of her son! Incredibly her original film plate was never developed and had somehow ended up in Frankfurt 100 miles away. She bought the same plate with the original photo still on it.

-Someone on this street obviously had it in for this baby, because during the 1930's, a man named Joseph Figlock was surprised by a falling baby landing on his shoulders. The same day the next year, the same baby fell on him again at the same spot. Neither Figlock nor the baby were injured.

-Over the past two decades, nearly every U.S. 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.

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