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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?
William Faulkner
Edgar Allan Poe
Ernest Hemingway
Mark Twain

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.
Slash
Eric Clapton
Jimi Hendrix
Ritchie Blackmore

Question 3:


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

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?
nurse
singer
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.
Doom
Deus Ex
The Sims
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.
Washington Irving
James Fenimore Cooper
Edgar Allan Poe
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.
The Simpsons
Family Guy
American Dad
South Park

Question 8:


What two US Presidents died hours apart on the same day in 1826?
James Madison and James Monroe
John Quincy Adams and John Adams
James Madison and George Washington
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.
John Wilkes Booth
Wilmer McLean
None of these
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.
John Adams
William McKinley
James Garfield
Abraham Lincoln

 


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