20 pictures of unexpected coincidences

Are you the sort of person who believes in fate — that everything that happens to us in life happens for a reason? Has our destiny already been written for us or do we have the power to change its course?  Some people are convinced that occurrences in life are purely random, coincidental or happen simply by chance. Whatever you believe, you have to admit that the following 20 pictures certainly do defy the odds.

1. Talk about near misses!

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2. "My father went fishing at Lake Attersee in Austria and fished out his old wallet. He had lost it in that same lake 20 years ago."

3. A photo like this can only be taken once in a lifetime.

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4. Here are two bullets from the Battle of Gallipoli (World War I) that crossed paths. Who knows, maybe the lives of the soldiers they were supposed to take were actually spared as a result of this strange occurrence.

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5. A flamboyance of flamingos forming a giant silhouette of a flamingo.

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6. This child went to an air show and sat in this Kiowa OH58 helicopter. That day he decided to become a pilot. 20 years later and, after becoming a pilot, he realized that the helicopter he had been piloting for a whole month was the same as the one in the photo that was taken when he was a child.

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7. A dog gave birth to three puppies, and each were marked with the corresponding number on its back.

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8. "My brother spent a year trying to capture a photo of lightning. We just noticed the boat’s name in the bottom left: 'Perfect Timing'."

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9. In very rare circumstances, it is possible to see a full 360 degree rainbow from an airplane. 

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10. "Cookie" on the left, "Monster" on the right. Put them together and what do you get? "Cookie Monster." What a great team these guys make!

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11. "A dragon fly landed on my friend's foot and mirrored its own tattoo."

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12. A mosquito crushed by a dart. Don't think it saw that one coming!

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13. This bird landed right on the page that depicted it.

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14. Even if you're not a fan, this coincidence has to make you smile!

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15. Hometown zip code, t-shirt design, marathon number and finishing time, all the same — now that's freaky!

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16. He looks like he's about to kiss a fire dragon.

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17. These two men are called William West and William West. They are not relatives. The two were sent to Leavensworth Prison in 1903 and, after some confusion, the prison staff understood that they had two prisoners with the same name and who also looked a great deal like each other. 

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18. He thought he got the winning lottery numbers, but when he looked at his ticket...

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19. "These two unrelated people in my ‘People You May Know’ on Facebook have photos in which the Sydney Harbour Bridge aligns perfectly." 

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20. And if you thought that the owner of the car from the first picture got lucky, then what must you think about this person?

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Some of these coincidences are so intriguing it's hard to believe they weren't staged. Or are supernatural forces really at play here?

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