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Strange Coincidences

written by: Eve
 
Check out some of the most amazing coincidences in history.

Question 1:


What author was born on the day of the appearance of Halley’s Comet in 1835, and died on the day of its next appearance in 1910?
Mark Twain
Ernest Hemingway
Edgar Allan Poe
William Faulkner

Question 2:


If not for the 200-year difference, this American rock guitarists and George Handel would have been neighbors. They lived at 23 and 25 Brook Street, respectively, in London.
Ritchie Blackmore
Eric Clapton
Slash
Jimi Hendrix

Question 3:


Stalin, Hitler, Leon Trotsky, Joseph Tito and Sigmund Freud all lived in one section of this city at the same time.
Salzburg
London
Vienna
Berlin

Question 4:


What was the occupation of Violet Jessop, who survived the disastrous sinking of the HMS Olympic, the HMHS Britannic and the RMS Titanic?
singer
nurse
painter
doctor

Question 5:


The Twin Towers, a major landmark of the New York City Skyline, is missing in this video game, released in 2000.
Need for Speed
Deus Ex
Doom
The Sims

Question 6:


In 1884, a ship called the Mignonette sank, leaving four survivors who decided to eat the cabin boy in order to survive. A similar scene is depicted in The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, the only novel by this author.
Washington Irving
Edgar Allan Poe
James Fenimore Cooper
Herman Melville

Question 7:


In 2000, Dan Greaney introduced the notion of Donald Trump as President of the United States into a grimly dystopian episode of this TV series.
American Dad
The Simpsons
South Park
Family Guy

Question 8:


What two US Presidents died hours apart on the same day in 1826?
Thomas Jefferson and John Adams
James Madison and James Monroe
James Madison and George Washington
John Quincy Adams and John Adams

Question 9:


Less than a year before this person killed Abraham Lincoln, his brother Edwin saved the life of Lincoln’s eldest son, Robert.
None of these
Robert Lincoln
John Wilkes Booth
Wilmer McLean

Question 10:


This US President and John F. Kennedy were elected 100 years apart. They were both succeeded by Southerners named Johnson, and the two Johnsons were born 100 years apart.
James Garfield
Abraham Lincoln
William McKinley
John Adams

 


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