Twins who were separated at birth but grew up to live identical lives, two brothers who died the exact same unusual way a year apart, the author whose creepy cannabilistic story came true... welcome to Episode 02 of What The Fuck Fights Podcast!
On this week's podcast episode, our theme was Crazy Coincidences. It turns out that there are so many good ones out there that the hardest part this week was deciding which ones to talk about.
Here you'll find the photos we discussed on the podcast and the sources we used. Be sure to listen to the actual episode to get all the fun details and banter!
Disclaimer: Just a reminder that in no way are we journalists or professionals. We are just a couple of goofballs who are using Google and Wikipedia like the rest of you. If you have additional information on any of these subjects or if you can help us more properly cite a source, please comment below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
JENN: BROTHERS WHO DIED THE EXACT SAME BIZARRE WAY, A YEAR APART
Here's part of the newspaper clipping:
I got most of my information here:
It's the "same passenger" part that really gets me.
CHASE: TWINS SEPARATED AT BIRTH GROW UP TO LIVE IDENTICAL LIVES
Brothers who never knew each other existed, ended up living lives so similar that they even married women with the same names and gave their sons the same exact name as each other!
You can see photos of the Jim-Twins with this link and read more about them here:
The winner of Round 1, according to Anonymous Adam - Jenn
JENN: FATHER POSES FOR PHOTO FOR NEWSPAPER IN ATTEMPT TO FIND LONG LOST DAUGHTER, AND DAUGHTER IS IN BACKGROUND OF THE PHOTO
I thought this was a very interesting true story, but Chase and Adam no longer cared about the story once I showed them the photo. They wouldn't stop laughing! I looked for a better photo, but this is all I could find on the Internet!
Go ahead, look for yourself and laugh away...
CHASE: JAMES DEAN'S CAR CURSE
Was the car cursed before James Dean died? Is that what killed him? Or is James Dean's death what cursed the car..? Hmmm, either way there were some crazy - and scary - coincidences that centered around that car.
You can see pictures of the car and the crash by clicking here.
The winner of Round 2, according to Anonymous Adam - Chase (whatever!)
JENN: TWO MEN WITH THE SAME NAME WHO LOOK ALMOST IDENTICAL END UP IN THE SAME PRISON - AND THEY'RE NOT RELATED
I'm still pissed I didn't win this round because what the fuck?! This is insane. Look at these men! They look like twins!
CHASE: A BULLET THAT WAS INTENDED TO KILL A MAN ONLY GRAZED HIS FACE AND ENDED UP EMBEDDED IN A TREE. TWENTY YEARS LATER, THE TREE IS BLOWN UP WITH DYNAMITE AND THE BULLET DISLODGES, KILLING THE MAN.
Let the record show that there are no photos for this story, because there's not even any proof that it's true. Most people think it's fiction.
The winner of Round 3, according to Anonymous Adam - A TIE
Because Anonymous Adam declared a tie, we had to provide bonus material. Ultimately, Chase was declared the winner (it's fine, I'm totally not bitter about it), but here are some stories we used for the bonus round.
A pediatrician saved the life of a premature baby by working around the clock to stabilize him. Thirty years later the pediatrician was in a car accident and trapped inside a car that was on fire. The paramedic who saved him was the premature baby he had saved. (Basically the man saved his own life...whoa.)
A story similar to the one above, a four year old was rescued from drowning by Alice Blaise, and then nine years later, the kid saved Alice's husband from drowning at the same beach!
Walter Summerford was struck by lightning multiple times in his life and then after death, his gravestone was struck.
A man in Canada rescued a baby from a dumpster only to later learn that he was the father of the baby.
In 2015, two men who look like twins were seated next to each other on a plane. See the pic here.
The eerie similarities of the Lincoln and Kennedy assassinations.
A woman wrote her name on a dollar bill in an attempt to get fate to bring her a husband, and her boyfriend-future-husband found it.
Edgar Allan Poe wrote a book that included a shipwreck that lead to survivors killing a boy named Richard Parker (yep, like the book and movie Life Of Pi) and 46 years after it was published, it actually happened. Read more about it here!
On the subject of dopplegangers, we thought we would share some of our own. You can see those by checking out our other blog post. And if you have one of your own, we would love to see pictures! Just comment below or on the doppleganger blog post.
Do you agree or disagree with this episode's champ? Comment below! Also, feel free to comment with any suggestions you have for future themes or topics.
Please make sure you subscribe to the podcast so you never miss an episode, and you can also join our newsletter. It would help us out a great deal if you leave an honest review on whatever platform you use to listen to podcasts (and by "honest review" we mean FIVE STAR REVIEW, obviously.)
Thanks for listening/reading! If you want more Salty, you are welcome to hang around our website as long as you want. You can also find us on most of the big social media platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, Rizzle, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Youtube.
You can listen to our podcast right here on our website, or you can find us on whichever app you normally use for podcasts.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jenn Scott Pickett is a freelance writer for hire who specializes in parenting and lifestyle content. She is half of the comedy duo that makes up Salty Mermaid Entertainment based in Atlanta, GA. In her free time - Wait. She's a mom of three. She doesn't have any free time. Learn more by clicking here.