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I had an odd coincidence happen just this evening. After a bit of a hectic few weeks, I had loads of video taped progs and a pile of newspapers to catch up on. I picked up an unlabelled tape, put it in the VCR and pressed play. I sat down, picked a paper, totally at random, from the middle of the pile and looked at the back page, which was a TV review column. I had a bit of a jolt when I realised that I was reading the review of the programme that was playing on the video. The prog itself wasn't anything Fortean - that would have spooked me completely - but it was such a coincidence that I just had to share it here.
 

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nicktf said:
...After reading "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and discovering that 42 was the answer to the meaning of life, I saw that damn number EVERYWHERE!!! I guess we see and hear a hell of a lot of data during the day and certain bits just "pop out" at us.
Checkout Illuminatus and the number 23 :eek!!!!:
 
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oh my

i just found the reason i came to this board!

the seeming-over-occurence-of-newly-learned-words thing, is there an actual name for it??
been going on as long as i remember, i suppose from when i started reading things voluntarily....mmm

thanks
 
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i think it should be called smart ass-i-tuss
but thats cos i dont know the real word for such things lol

cas
 
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another experience. i was talking to my mom while we were watching tv. i said ya know what a good movie is, saving private ryan. and she's like yeah. and i said i want it on tape and she said maybe for christmas and then after like 3 seconds a commercial came on the tv that said saving private ryan was gona be on tv. i just started laughing and said christmas comes today. it was quite the weird
 

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Re: oh my

Mister Ed said:
i just found the reason i came to this board!

the seeming-over-occurence-of-newly-learned-words thing, is there an actual name for it??
Try rolling 'Synchronicity' around your tongue. This word was invented by Jung to mean a coincidence that seems more than a coincidence, or seems to call for a supernatural explanation. It applies to a whole raft of such phenomena, not just words.
 

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Coincidence in the News

In a few hours Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski play each other in the third round of the Australian Open. So what? I hear you cry!

Well, they both have the same birthday, 6th September (Greg is one year older than Tim), and both got married in December to women named Lucy.

Last night in UK there was a TV documentary on the difficulties and dangers of predicting volcanic eruptions. At the same time a volcana in the Congo erupted, covering many villages and a major town in a lava flow. Casualty figures haven't been given yet, but tens of thousands of people are now homeless. There is also a danger that the lava, on entering a nearby lake, will cause a deadly release of sub-surface gases.
 

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Strange isn't it. I saw the Horizon doc. on Volcanoes and then to see the volcano in the congo struck me as a odd coincidence. Did they manage to predict it with long period events?

Didn't know about the Henman/Rusedski connection - then again I don't like them too much so I wasn't paying attention. Sorry.:)
 
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The birthday link is interesting if you believe in astrology. Does anyone share a birthday (including year) with anyone famous and if so do you bear any resemblances, professional or otherwise?

I share a birthday with Man Utd midfielder Paul Scholes. Although my midfield skills are somewhat below par I like to think we have similar styles(!) Apart from him earning fifty grand a week. And being ginger. I also share a birthday, but not year of birth, with Frank Bruno and Griff Rhys-Jones. My mind boggles at that one.:confused:
 

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I think my birthday used to be shared by Ella Fitzgerald.

Which was nice.

I was always known as the one that was maler, more purple
and couldn't sing.

Apart from that, we were ringers. :)
 
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Babs Windsor and Yehudi Menhuin (sp?) share my day but not my year.

Of course I have her giggle and her wiggle, and his musical genius. :p Errr, possibly. Well, I really am petite and blonde, but I swear my bra has never flown off over Hattie Jaques' head during exercise...
;)

...already got me coat, thank you...
 

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My husband shares a birthday with Cliff Richard. There the resemblance ends . . .

Carole
 

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My uncle shares his birthday (diff years) with Hitler, they are so alike.

I share mine (diff years of course) with Sir Peter Ustinof (sp?), Charlie Chaplin (I think) and Sean MacGuire (if you remember him).

Not sure I am like any of them at all.


Luce
 
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I have only two real friends. One of them has the same birthday as me, the other has the same birthday as my brother.
 

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Hahahaha, my ex-mother in law is one of those people who like to tell you EXACTLY what they'd like to do to criminals, and has a special obsession with Moors Murderess Myra Hindley.
And guess whose birthday she shares?

Hahahahahahahahaha

It's all I can not to send her a b'day card 'To Myra, with love', and say, whoops, got you two mixed up again!

Hahahahahaha

Is that my bus already?
 
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well last year my birthday was going rather well.. i made a cake and took little harry off to drink tea at the Baby group (im the only guy there) we chatted and eat cake....i treated myself to some cream cakes from tesco's and took a Taxi home switched on the telly............. oh...it was septemeber the 11th....


"A day that will live in imfamy"...i'll say i was 40 that day..........
 
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I share a birthday (but not the year) with:
  • Harold Wilson
  • Rupert Murdoch
  • Douglas Adams
Well... one out of three isn't too bad I suppose.
 

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Yesterday, on a TV news report about whether the queen mum would be able to attend today's funeral, they showed an 'ambulance' which was just an ordinary car, with the addition of reflective flashes, lettering, blue light, etc., and I thought that was unusual, and perhaps something special for the Royals.

As we had wall-to-wall sunshine yesterday, I went out for a stroll, and saw a car-ambulance not far from home...

It must have been an odd vehicle day: I also saw a fleet of FOUR electric invalid carriages, like mini golf-carts or self propelled wheelchairs. They were being driven by young people, so I assumed they were being road-tested. And then, parked in a local boatyard, I saw a LH drive Winnebago - don't think I've ever seen one for real over here before.

More wall-to-wall sunshine forecast today - who knows what wonders might appear...?
 

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To find out who you share your birthday with visit this site at scopesys and go to the anyday link. There are many sites with this 2815 on Google at this address

I found out i share a birthday with John T Scopes (the evolution teacher), Terry Wogan and John Landis.
 

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I share my birthday with one-time Astronomer Royal, Sir Martin Ryle, and with ageing rocker Meatloaf!

It was also the launch date of the liner "Queen Elizabeth".
 

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intaglio said:
To find out who you share your birthday with visit this site at scopesys and go to the anyday link. There are many sites with this 2815 on Google at this address
Great site! I share my birthday with:

Errol Flynn, DeForest Kelley, Audie Murphy, John Goodman and Brian Wilson (always wondered why I liked Pet Sounds so much!), all of which are good, and Lionel Richie, John Taylor out of Duran Duran and Jean-Marie le-Pen, which is not so good...

If I'd got anything in common with any of these, I'd like to emulate the sexual prowess of Flynn, the musical genius of Wilson, the heroism of Murphy and the wit and humour of Goodman. Unfortunately I think the boxes of characteristics got mixed up when they were putting me together...
 

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I share my Birthdate (but not actual day) with: (and these are the names I recognise)

Niels Bohr (I'm Niles and I'm a bore; what are the chances...?)
Martha Stewart
Desmond Tutu :D
and Yo-Yo Ma... :confused:

Niles "I'm a Librarian" Calder
 
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Apart from those I named above I also share a birthday with Daws "the voice of Scooby Doo" Butler.

It also seems that absolutely nothing of historical note has ever occurred on my birthday. In fact, the only event that caught my eye was "Ed Gein butchers his last victim."

Right, I'm off for a ridiculously large sandwich with a single olive impaled on a cocktail stick on top.

Raggyyyyy! Rooooooh!!
 

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The day I was born, President Eisenhower suffered a mild stroke. I'm assuming that it was entirely coincidental.......

In other years, Nobel invented dynamite, and Meyenburg got a U.S. patent for evaporated milk. Hmm.

Famous people? JFK Jr, Joe DiMaggio (I fancied his missus...) and Christina Applegate (Hmmmmmm). The others are even more boring........
 

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Okay, here goes...

I share my birthday (not year) with...

Isambard Kingdom Brunel (explains why I liked meccanno and lego)
Carl Perkins (love rock 'n' roll)
Hugh Hefner (erm... my furry ears are in the wash)

People who popped their clogs on my birthday include...

Edward IV, king of England
King Zog of Albania (Zog??)

(not a royalist!)

and, I find this weird, as I worked for the company at the time and had no idea...

Basil Blackwell, British publisher

No-one of great import seems to have shuffled on or off this mortal coil on my actual birthdate, but two things did happen:

1st Boeing 737 rolls out
Shortwave broadcaster Radio NY Worldwide's transmitter burns down

Must have been a really slow news day :)

Jane.

P.S. rynner - are Winnebagos those big American camper vans? I've seen two today! Either we're being invaded, or there's a convention somewhere :)
 
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