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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?
Edgar Allan Poe
Ernest Hemingway
Mark Twain
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.
Jimi Hendrix
Ritchie Blackmore
Slash
Eric Clapton

Question 3:


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

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.
Deus Ex
The Sims
Doom
Need for Speed

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.
Edgar Allan Poe
Washington Irving
Herman Melville
James Fenimore Cooper

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.
The Simpsons
Family Guy
South Park
American Dad

Question 8:


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

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.
William McKinley
Abraham Lincoln
James Garfield
John Adams

 


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