World's 20 most amazing coincidences

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  1. TrickyDisco

    TrickyDisco <b><font color=blue>Voted TFW2005's Sexiest Female

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    Creepy stuff....

    James Dean's car curse
    In September 1955, James Dean was killed in a horrific car accident whilst he was driving his Porsche sports car. After the crash the car was seen as very unlucky.
    a) When the car was towed away from accident scene and taken to a garage, the engine slipped out and fell onto a mechanic, shattering both of his legs.
    b) Eventually the engine was bought by a doctor, who put it into his racing car and was killed shortly afterwards, during a race. Another racing driver, in the same race, was killed in his car, which had James Dean's driveshaft fitted to it.
    c) When James Dean's Porsche was later repaired, the garage it was in was destroyed by fire.
    d) Later the car was displayed in Sacramento, but it fell off it's mount and broke a teenagers hip.
    e) In Oregon, the trailer that the car was mounted on slipped from it's towbar and smashed through the front of a shop.
    f) Finally, in 1959, the car mysteriously broke into 11 pieces while it was sitting on steel supports.

    The next nineteen:
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  2. Bryan

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    Some of those are ehh (like the train one), but some are just creepy.

    Makes me wonder what's happened that we didn't notice or record.
     
  3. Draven

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    AWESOME. I love stuff like this.
    Personally, one of my favourites is that at the moment the Titanic struck the iceberg, the ship's movie theatre was showing the silent movie version of.... The Poseidon Adventure.
     
  4. Poho

    Poho That's MISTER Poho to you

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    thats amazing! the last one is the best. how cliché
     
  5. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    these are things....that are beyond...human comprehension...

    ...aw man doing an eyeballkid is tougher than i thought.
     
  6. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Very cool, I esp. liked the Mark Twain one.
     
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    Knew about the bullet in the tree one from Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction...

    Same with the poker player being the guys son..
     
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    Proof that the world is not without a sense of humor
     
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    Katamari Prime Hassan Chop! TFW2005 Supporter

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    The one with the artist and the monk was rather neat.
     
  10. Predaking

    Predaking Well-Known Member

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    Being an identical twin myself, some of these tales are really amazing. But I am sure there are logical explanations for all of them.. well maybe not.
     
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    Blunticon The Oddjob

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    James Deans car was Brutal!
     
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    Wasn't that a great show?! I loved watching it. All those stories ruled.
     
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    From what I remember hearing, James Dean crashed after filming a PSA about the dangers of hot rodding. This may not be true though.
     
  14. Greyryder

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    Snopes lost legends section. It's a bunch of stuff they made up. Clicking the "more information about this page" link on any of those legends gives you this page.
     
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    aussiehippy Au contraire, Blackadder.

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    Nicely spotted!

    Snopes rules, can be used as a handy bit of proof when work colleagues insist on passing round emails that claim you'll get mugged by immigrants wielding bottles of suspiciously strong-smelling perfume in car parks.....
     
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    Yeah I'd heard that before about Dean's car, bad omen indeed.
     
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    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    aussiehippy Au contraire, Blackadder.

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    Quite some interesting tales, there.
     
  20. Brandon

    Brandon This is important work.

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    Interesting read. That's some crazy stuff, true or not.
     

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