Chris Pratt is one of the most famous men in the world, but it’s fair to say that the world was divided when he announced that he was engaged to Katherine Schwarzenegger. Many fans still can’t get over the fact that his marriage to Anna Faris broke down, especially as the couple welcomed the most adorable son into the world. The couple seemed to be perfect for each other, but their divorce soon proved to the world that things just weren’t meant to be. Although Chris was a little down in the dumps after this breakup, he has since had the biggest smile on his face – and that’s all thanks to Katherine.
A Whirlwind Romance
Before they tied the knot, Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger entered into a whirlwind romance. The couple only met for the first time in the summer of 2018, but the short time they spent together was perfect in every way. They bonded over their faith, they realized that they had a huge amount in common with each other, and they discovered that they didn’t want to spend any time apart. Before too long, Katherine had been introduced to his son, and they were dividing their time between Washington State and Los Angeles. By the time January 2019 came around, the couple were engaged.
Although the couple were over the moon to announce their news, there’s no doubt about the fact that they received a barrage of negative press. Many wondered whether they had moved too quickly in their relationship, and some fans couldn’t warm to Katherine because they hoped that Anna and Chris would give their marriage another go. However, they soon proved to the world that they were committed to each other, and wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. So, that’s exactly what they did.
Saying “I Do”
Chris and Katherine eventually tied the knot in June 2019 at the famous San Ysidro Ranch in California. They were surrounded by their family and friends for the big day, and they got to exchange their vows in front of the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Row Lowe, James Gunn, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Katherine was wearing a bespoke gown designed by Georgio Armani, and Chris was wearing a suit designed by the same esteemed fashion expert.
Congratulations to the newlyweds!
Life is full of things that make perfect sense. Things that we all understand. However, it’s also full of extremely uncanny coincidences that no one can attach any reason to. This article is about the latter — all the crazy coincidences that are hard to believe, but according to the denizens of the internet, truly happened. We’ll give them the benefit of the doubt, because we’re so gracious. And mistrusting people for no reason is kind of rude, don’t you think?
Case of Mistaken Identity
It’s hard to get mistaken for someone else these days, especially when you have all of the records of the individuals in question. However, when people have the same names and same birth dates, confusion can happen, even in an official capacity — such as hospitals. This person knows this for a fact.
Of course, the crazy coincidence is the fact that the person he was mistaken for actually ran into his aunt?!
Third Time’s the Charm
Apparently, a lot of people from the UK have to go to India for work. Don’t ask us why, as we don’t particularly know. But, just reading this guy’s story makes that fact pretty clear — or maybe, he just leads an extraordinarily lucky life.
We’re really not sure how this kind of thing happens, but this man has proven that it very clearly does, just probably not too often. Seriously, what kind of uncanny luck is this?
Unintended Relationship Insults
You should generally be careful about what you say, but most people don’t think that retelling a tale from years past can be dangerous. Still, you never know when the person you’re talking to is actually the subject of your supposedly harmless tale. Then again, what are the odds?
We don’t think the girlfriend in this scenario was upset by what happened here — chances are, she was just amused or even flabbergasted by the coincidence.
When Friendship Happens
So, this time around, the coincidence didn’t actually happen to the author writing this post. But, it did still involve him or he wouldn’t be telling it, right? Sometimes a coincidence is about what happens to people you know, rather than what happens to you personally.
Now, this coincidence may have been more impressive with a larger gap in distance taken into consideration, but even so, it’s still quite the unlikely scenario.
Lost and Found
When you lose something in the wild, you don’t really expect to find it again. After all, with all the foot traffic, not to mention a lack of awareness as to where you lost something, it would be a miracle to locate it again. Or, perhaps it would just be an extremely uncanny coincidence.
Unfortunately, this story sounds kind of like something that would happen in a creepy doll movie. But hey, it still fits the bill.
They Just Don’t Quit
Unlike many of the other coincidences on this list, we’re certain that the person sharing this story was not at all happy about hers. But, she shared it anyway, so we’re still going to talk about it. Meeting people again after many years is generally alright — unless they made your childhood a nightmare.
Man, sometimes life just isn’t fair. This girl would have undoubtedly been better off if this particular coincidence had never happened to her.
These Streets Never Change
While most people tend to grow familiar with those that live in the same area as them, you generally don’t end up dating someone who grew up in the same house as you, because the odds of that happening are just incredibly low. And yet, that’s exactly what happened to these individuals right here.
We imagine this must have been extremely weird for them to realize, though it’s probably also a cool story they can tell to their friends and future children.
Connecting the Dots
Inside jokes are a regular thing among people that are close, especially when it comes to your significant other. Whether it be an actual joke or cutesy nicknames for each other, there’s something special about sharing a silly quip with the person you love.
What makes this story even more special, though, is the fact that this grandson found out that he has a coworker with a wife, and they go by the same names as his grandparents. The funniest part is that these are even his grandparents’ real names!
We Met Online
So, you come into contact with someone online, but lose contact with them later. Moreover, you don’t even live in the same country. And yet, somehow you still encounter them again under extremely unlikely circumstances. Needless to say, that’s one crazy coincidence!
Plus, this guy then loses his crush a second time before spotting her again, this time crowd-surfing! This story is full of unlikely coincidences, isn’t it? Kind of hard to believe, even though we do.
The most common coincidences that people have familiarity with are running into someone they know. But usually, it’s in passing, and not with someone that you knew from a place that’s 2,000 miles away. However, that’s exactly situation that these two found themselves in.
It’s even more outlandish that they ended up working in the same shop at such a great distance from where they went to school. But, weird things happen sometimes…
What Are You Doing Here?
As we’ve said many times in this article already — running into someone you used to know is uncanny. But, running into someone you used to know while across the ocean and in another country is even more of a crazy coincidence. This woman ran into an old fling from more than 15 years prior, in an entirely different place than they had dated.
Really, the large gap in their reunion is what makes this even more of a bizarre telling. We can’t help but wonder how long it took them to catch up, if they chose to do so…
Let’s Call Him Phil
Sometimes, you just get lucky. This story may not be as wild as some of the other coincidences on this list, but even so, it definitely has a place here. It mostly boils down to a lucky guess, but lucky guesses are generally coincidences in the first place, aren’t they?
It’s pretty lucky that this person managed to guess the name of the exact person his mother was thinking of. We imagine that the two of them have a good laugh about it from time to time.
It’s a Small World
Meeting people a second time in unforeseen circumstances is a coincidence that a lot of people actually have experience with. However, this scenario is a bit crazier than most. After all, it involves partying and getting wounded, which is pretty strange in and of itself.
With that being said, what are the chances that this guy would then end up getting a tattoo done by the artist that actually told him he was hurt, to begin with?! Bizarre.
Meeting Your Heroes
Meeting people that you only know from media is generally something that doesn’t happen often. But, considering that most people can’t even put a face to a narrator, there’s an even lower chance of knowing if you did meet them somewhere. Unless, of course, the narrator tells you upfront who they are.
It’s a smaller world than people realize, even though there are so many humans across tens of thousands of miles. You never know who you’ll run into!
Long Lost Siblings
Being separated from your sibling can make it hard to ever encounter them again, especially if you didn’t know about them in the first place. If fate decides to help you out, though, you may have a chance for an unlikely reunion. Just take a look at this extremely unexpected coincidence…
The post doesn’t really say how old the siblings were, but we’re going to guess they were pretty young when they were separated since they didn’t know they were related.
Blast From the Past
Driving the same car as someone? Sure. Looking pretty similar to them? Also pretty possible. Running into them months after you had both been on the same flight as one another? Pretty crazy coincidence, we have to admit. This whole story is just uncanny, but honestly, it sounds like something we can believe.
Sometimes you really do just run into someone that looks eerily similar to you, even though you have no idea who they are. And sometimes, you both even share odd similarities as well.
All the Same
Being born on the same day as someone isn’t that odd. There are billions of people, and only 365 days to be born on, excluding leap years. However, being born on the same day of the same year, in the same state and hospital? Now, that’s pretty crazy.
Even their dads remembered running into each other, meaning that they were born relatively close to one another on the same day. We can’t help but wonder if the two continued to date after realizing this bizarre coincidence…
Cracking the Code
Considering how many numbers there are, getting the exact same combination of numbers under any circumstance is extremely unlikely. Just looking at one through nine — there are dozens and dozens of combinations. And yet, this individual managed to get the same four-number combination for two different things.
We don’t like math much, so we aren’t going to bother calculating how unlikely that is, but trust us, it’s very unlikely. That kind of thing has a very small chance of happening.
When you write a book, you have to make up names for your characters. Generally, you don’t name those characters after anyone you know personally, but unless it’s something completely made up, chances are someone somewhere has the name. Still, what if this said person also has the same goals as your fictitious character?
We have to admit, this is a little too strange of a circumstance to overlook. It’s really almost impossible to believe, but we’ll give this lady the benefit of the doubt.
The Love of Football
When it comes to Super Bowls, there are many superstitions about what causes teams to win and lose. However, there are other strange things that surround this major sports day as well, such as the coincidence that this fella revealed…
The question is, is it weird that his first birthday and 18th birthday fell out on the exact same day the Patriots won, or is it weird that the Patriots won on the same day as his birthdays? Perhaps they were just trying to give this dude a nice birthday gift. We doubt it, though.
Meeting in the Streets
When you live in a big city, you don’t expect to run into too many people from the particular building that you live in. But of course, someone has to live next to you, and they’re bound to be running around in the city somewhere, so there’s always that chance you’ll run into them.
This gal experienced this firsthand while living in one particularly busy city, so it really must have felt like a crazy coincidence to meet her Lyft driver turned neighbor. One thing’s for sure — that had to have been the easiest trip home!
From Me to You
Considering how big the United States is, just Americans running into each other in places can be pretty uncanny. Throw another country into the mix, and the chances of meeting someone you actually kind of know are fairly low. And yet, this individual — while not running into the sailing buddy herself — managed to reconnect with her from across the sea.
And all because her sailing buddy is now roommates with her UK friend! We can’t help but wonder what the American girl thought of this bizarre coincidence…
Far From Home
Running into someone on a deserted beach is already unlikely, but it’s even weirder when they’re tied to your hometown, hundreds of miles from that hometown. The weirdness actually continues as you keep reading about this guy’s eery coincidence.
It’s too bad he didn’t actually tell us what the unusual name of his daughter was, because that probably would have added more points to how strange everything already seems to be. Of course, it’s all still crazy coincidental.
I Know a Gal
Meeting a stranger who knows a person that you also know is always a bit of an odd experience. After all, they know someone you know, but you’ve actually never met this stranger? How does that happen? Then again, sometimes the mutual acquaintance between the two of you is in fact an acquaintance.
Chances are, these two got a good laugh out of the coincidence that befell them. How could they not, considering how unlikely the scenario is?
What Happens on Deployment
Strange circumstances can help you meet people you didn’t think you ever would. In this instance, a soldier on deployment ended up encountering a very particular fella that he probably didn’t expect to see, considering the circumstances.
We’re just saying — a lot of things had to align at the right time and place to make this scenario happen, but it doesn’t really sound all that farfetched. After all, you never know who you’ll run into overseas.
The Friend of My Enemy
When you meet someone new, rarely do you expect them to have any ties to someone you used to know, or any particularly noteworthy encounter in your life. But, sometimes it does happen, and it’s usually a pretty interesting story. Case in point, this post right here.
Hopefully, these two managed to hit it off thanks to their mutual dislike of a person from their past, though you probably should build a relationship off that alone.
All in the Family
It sounds like the script of a movie of some sort — two best friends find out that they are somehow related, a fact they didn’t know for years. Well, this scenario may be a little different, but it certainly still hits all the right beats.
What’s it like having the nature of your relationship altered at the drop of the hat? Frankly, we have no idea, but we could imagine it being pretty weird initially.
Following You Around
When you or your parent(s) serve in the military, you’re used to moving around, and many of the people you’re surrounded by may also move around as well. This means you can run into them when you least expect it, but halfway across the world is still pretty unheard of.
It’s especially uncanny since Turkey doesn’t have too many US bases, and that both individuals in the scenario managed to go back to the states for a visit at the same time.
Our Similar Origins
Right, so we’ve heard something similar already. And while many people are born in one hospital, you generally don’t run into them during your travels…on a bus. There’s a lot of hospitals out there, after all, so the chances of anyone you meet years down the line being born in the same one as you are kind of slim. But, it does still happen, as we can see here.
We hope these two managed to become friends just based on their initial encounter, but it’s just as likely that they simply gave each other amused goodbyes before going their own ways.
Let’s Go on a Trip
The world’s a big place, and it has a lot of people in it. That being said, when you’re going on vacation, there’s little chance of someone you know deciding to go on vacation at the same time as you, and to the same location. And yet, it still happens more often than one might think.
It’s even more uncanny when you consider the likelihood of meeting up in Wales, in particular. While a great place, it’s not exactly the most common tourist destination.
Is That My Truck?
When you sell something, you’re generally willing to get rid of it, but sometimes it still finds its way back to you. This family sold a truck to another family in a completely different state, but they still saw it again not much later, thanks to some strange cosmic whim.
Hopefully, it was a good deal. Otherwise, it would be a little awkward to meet the family that bought the truck. But, seeing as how they still kept the vehicle, we assume it was reliable enough.
Crunch the Numbers
What’s really weird is when coincidences involve you, but don’t actually happen to you. We’re talking about scenarios where you are somehow the subject of a coincidence without ever being present, such as the one this individual was kind enough to share with us.
We imagine this would be a weird story to hear from a friend, regarding how you were the subject of a conversation between two complete strangers that you just happen to know!
To Greener Pastures
Despite living very close to a lot more people than you think, chances are you don’t actually know or even encounter so many of them. And yet, under strange circumstances, you may become more familiar with your neighbor than you expected to be.
It’s just crazy how chance works sometimes — you didn’t meet someone the whole time they lived near you, but the minute you move away is finally when you make their acquaintance? The odds of that have to be astronomically low.
Some Irrefutable Evidence
When your car breaks down, the last thing you expect is for it to facilitate a crazy coincidence with your boss who’s on the other side of the country. And yet, this strange story proves that even that can happen sometimes, though we highly doubt it’s something terribly common.
We definitely agree that having your boss ask you to locate a gravestone near your broken down car would be pretty creepy. But, hey — it turned out to be innocent in a sense, and it definitely proved that coincidences happen when you least expect them to.
Band of Brothers
Soldiers can recognize soldiers with ease in most scenarios, but they almost always manage to identify someone that they served with. This is especially true if they were part of a small unit. This man ran into an old comrade a whole 20 years after leaving the service, and on the other side of the world at that.
Really, we’d like someone to do the math on how likely it is to meet any particular person a second time when moving about between countries. Surely, it can’t be that high.
Popular Tourist Destinations
This list has had a handful of these stories already, but this one still fits. A family went on vacation to a particular location, only to learn that some other people they knew were there as well. Frankly, it’s one of the most common coincidences to happen to people, relatively speaking.
That said, even if this coincidence happens to a lot of people, it’s still objectively unlikely in the grand scheme of things. How many people do you know that go to Croatia to vacation at the same time anyway?
Meeting Old Friends
When you run into someone you didn’t think you would ever see again, or at least didn’t think you would run into under any particular circumstances, we tend to chalk that up to coincidence. After all, there’s nothing else you can really attribute it to, is there?
Indeed, the chances of this kind of thing happening are quite small, so it definitely fits on this list. We imagine the man’s student was extremely happy that this coincidence befell him.
How Do I Know You?
Sometimes, you discover that you and someone you know have a mutual acquaintance, friend, or even role model in common. It’s especially uncanny when the connection ends up being something so rare — like, for instance, the person you know being in a relationship with the very someone that you’ve been admiring for years. Such is this woman’s story.
Surely, once this relation was made, the two of them had a much more entertaining time talking to one another at their scheduled hair appointments.
Well, Texas Is Pretty Big
Of all the states to be from when one is considering the likelihood of running into a fella from the same place, Texas is probably one of the most likely states to facilitate that. It’s pretty big, after all. Still, a Texan meeting a Texan that he played against in high school on top of Mt. Kilimanjaro is still highly coincidental.
Now, if only they had been able to play lacrosse on the mountain — that would have made this crazy coincidence truly complete. Alas, that didn’t happen.
Fancy Seeing You Here
Concert halls can hold a ton of people. That being the case, you generally don’t expect to run into someone you know, because even if they are there, what are the chances of you actually spotting them? Needless to say, not high. And yet, that doesn’t change how certain situations can play out.
Imagine going to a movie theater or something of the sort, and sitting right next to a family member you thought was in another country. This situation is remarkably similar.
Great Minds Think Alike
Living in a small town means you know almost everyone. However, people from small towns usually don’t vacation too far away from it. When they do, what are the odds that two families would go on vacation at the same time, and also to the same location abroad?
Apparently, not as low as one would think. Or perhaps, maybe these two families just got absurdly lucky, which is probably a better explanation for their coincidence.
Point of Convergence
When you have a coincidence involving one person, that’s pretty crazy. But, when you have one involving a bunch of people, then it starts getting a little weird, to say the least. We’re sure this woman must have thought something extremely weird was going on when this situation made itself known.
She must have been on pretty good terms with her exes, in order to learn all of this about them. But hey, at least we got a pretty interesting story out of it.
A Missed Opportunity
Movies often rely on strangers heading to the same place as a plot device, but while that may seem unrealistic, it really does happen sometimes. This couple ended up going to the same place as a pair of strangers, but they also ended up being from the same place as them! What are the odds of that?
Two pairs of people, going to the same place, coming from the same location, to achieve the same end goal. Really — the more you think about it, the more uncanny it is.
Hi There, Neighbor
Here’s yet another tale of someone running into people they didn’t expect to see while on vacation.
Really, it seems like a lot of people end up vacationing at the same place at the same time for some reason. Even so, we’re certain that the actual likelihood of that happening to us is still pretty low, relatively speaking.
The Numbers Don’t Lie
Sure, numbers are going to line up eventually, but we all know that it doesn’t actually seem to ever happen when you’re looking for it. Chances are, the woman in this situation wasn’t thinking about anything to do with numbers, but the stars still aligned, even in a small way.
We don’t think she should go and get a lottery ticket based on a receipt alone, but we do have to admit that it was a pretty odd coincidence.