History is full of very intriguing historical coincidences – and some are more suspicious than others.
Did you know for instance that President Richard Nixon's secretary, Rose Mary Woods, erased several crucial minutes of the Nixon White House tapes at the time of the Watergate scandal? We will never know what was missing. How convenient.
People shared their thoughts after Redditor dudebrostein asked the online community,
"What are the most suspicious coincidences in history?"
"Every 76 years, Halley's comet soars past Earth, where it's visible to the naked eye. Now Mark Twain was born on one year after its passing, in 1835. By 1909, he predicted he'd die the next year when the comet passed again. "The Almighty has said, no doubt, 'Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together'." the New York Times quotes him as saying.
Twain's prediction ended up correct. He died one day after the comet's closest approach in 1910."
Did Mark Twain have a sixth sense? Or did he just... you know... die? Probably the latter.
"Nixon's secretary, Rose Mary Woods, was transcribing audiotapes relating to Watergate when she was interrupted by a phone call. Because of the distraction, she pressed the wrong button and "accidentally" erased 18 minutes."
This was widely mocked in the media of the time. And we'll never know what was erased. How far did Nixon's criminality go?
"When they shot..."
"When they shot the Wizard of Oz, the actor who played the Wizard, Frank Morgan, wanted to have a coat that looked elegant but had "gone to seed". The wardrobe department visited a second-hand store and purchased an entire rack of coats for him to choose from. One day while wearing the coat he chose on set, he turned one of the pockets to discover a label indicating that the coat had been made for L. Frank Baum. Or in other words, the AUTHOR of the Wizard of Oz.
They contacted his wife who was still alive and it was verified that the coat once belonged to him. After filming was finished, the coat was returned to Ms. Baum."
Suspicious? Nah. A pretty swell coincidence? You bet.
"Every person executed..."
"Every person executed in the Salem Witch Trials was politically against the family of the accuser."
And there's your explanation. Witches? Yeah, right.
"Epstein killing himself in prison before being able to snitch on the rich and powerful."
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"The Wreck of the Titan: Or, Futility book, pretty much exactly predicts the sinking of the RMS Titanic 14 years before its actual sinking. The ship was called the Titan, it was also the largest ship afloat at the time, both had a shortage of lifeboats and both sunk after being hit by an Iceberg! Still not enough for you? The Titan sunk in April in the North Atlantic in the story and so did the Titanic in real life!"
This one is a classic, and yes, it is eerie.
"There were tsunamis..."
"There were those tsunamis that twice sank the Mongol fleets invading Japan."
"I still can't..."
"Cass Elliot and Keith Moon dropping dead in the same room four years apart. I still can't wrap my head around that."
"Maybe not really suspicious, but I bet there was a large group of people who thought it was. The driver for Archduke Franz Ferdinand took a wrong turn and had him personally delivered to his death/assassin."
Some of these might get your brain whirring. Just don't fall in too deep – you'll start seeing things that aren't actually there.
Have some opinions of your own? Feel free to tell us about them in the comments below!
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Being an emergency responder is a high-stress job.
It's a career with long, laborious hours.
There is always a hint of danger. And death is always around the corner.
So we as a society could try to help these people out and not put ourselves in unnecessary danger.
These workers and the world already has enough trouble without my stupid.
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Will they show?
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Wow, people really need to get a grip. Of their minds.
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Dead in the living room...
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If it's not a true emergency dial 311. Please.
I hated science classes.
As soon as I could I ran.
But it follows me.
Because science can be downright disturbing.
That's why I blocked out so many of the details.
"What's the scariest thing that science has proven real?"
As if knowledge isn't scary enough, let's her more...
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"Some tumors have teeth, hair and even eyes."
Far Far Away
"How the brain is literally rewired and chemically altered by childhood neglect and abuse."
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"Prions, horrific and totally unpredictable."
Now I can never UNKNOW about prions. Perfect.
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"Gamma ray bursts. No warning, no escape, no defense, no survivors."
"Entropy. Time shall consume all things. Inevitable heat death of the universe."
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"That hearing is the last sense to leave, when dying."
Well that is the antithesis of comfort. Life is so fun.
Ever since Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope opened on May 25, 1977, a devoted fanbase developed.
And that fanbase has opinions.
Lots and lots of opinions.
Redditor Ebo8000 wanted to know:
"What is your most controversial take on Star Wars?"
"LASERS LOCK DOORS. LASERS OPEN DOORS. LASERS KNOW WHAT YOU WANT THE DOOR TO DO."
"…you shoot the bloody door panel!"
"Why put the door control RIGHT NEXT to the door? Put the door control system in a breaker box."
"Shoot the breaker box, now the whole floor is closed until someone can figure out what happened."
"Almost look like those doors just exist as dramatic elements..."
"Not sure if controversial but they need to take the franchise and yeet it 200 years in the future."
Design Fail? No!
"The Death Stars weren't badly designed they were just badly managed."
"All in all it sounds like a fairly effective defence when you consider the design philosophy."
"The entire universe has a cool factor that outweighs the atrocious storytelling."
"Bro imagine the following movies, but if they were in Star Wars universe."
"Top Gun - But it's you know, Wedge or something"
"Ford versus Ferrari - But it's podracing or swoop racing"
"He was never a character. He was a cool helmet."
"He was a cool jetpack too."
Time for the weather...
"Han is actually older than Obi-Wan due to Time Dilation."
"Time dilation in a universe where every planet and moon has the same gravity and atmosphere?"
"And just 1 biome."
"That way they only need one Weather Channel per planet."
"And over to Klaatu for the Tatooine weather report. Klaatu?"
"It's still sunny."
These are the droids we're looking for.
"Star Wars is actually the life story of C-3PO—think about it."
Fan is short for fanatic.
"Fans ruined the whole franchise."
So, did your controversial Star Wars opinion make the list?
People clarified what actually terrified them most about death
"I don't fear being dead. I fear dying."
"Yeah, that's usually the issue. It's why that quote doesn't mean much, to a lot of people."
Concept Of Loss
People provided an analogy to articulate what ceasing to exist must feel like.
It's About Time
Consciousness Is Life
Like Being Under
"That is very true, but for me, that's the closest amalgamation of what it probably feels like."
When In Deep Sleep
"Yeah in contrast to sleep where you can actually feel like time has passed when you wake up."
Think Line Between Death And Slumber
"As CGPGrey puts it, your bed might very well be a suicide machine."
People opened up about their insecurities around the concept of death.
Fear Of What Comes Next
The Circle Of Death
"But you won’t be able to. You just won’t!"
When Faith Fails You
"what do you mean I'm going to hell?! I was a good person and attended church regularly!"
It was sweet and beautifully done. The 1962 episode was titled, "Nothing in the Dark."
That's how I imagine it to be.
A dashing Prince of Darkness telling me it's time to join him in guiding me to the other side.