People Reveal Which Statistically Improbable Thing Actually Happened To Them
Life is a big gamble of "What ifs? and How could that happens?" And it is consistent in surprise and coincidence. Who hasn't lost count at the myriad of times when you looked at a situation and thought, "is this fate or just chance?"What we can walk away knowing is.... the impossible IS sometimes possible. So just roll with it.
Redditor u/yankeevandal inquired aloud... What statistically improbable thing happened to you?
We all get a car!!
Won a car when I was 12. Chances were 1/50000. Because I was underage I entered the competition using my mother's name and she got the car. Junonx
There is always a chance...
My family and I drove from the Midwest to Alabama. While we were on the beach, my dad stopped a guy who was taking a walk. As it turns out, that guy and my dad were friends at the same Malaysian camp for south vietnamese refugees over forty years ago, and reunited by chance. cariface
Went into an agency to do paperwork for home medical care for my son. Lady was nice and during course of the benefits interview, she asked me my address. She says, "oh, I live there, too. We just bought #3. What number are you in?"
I blinked, then said, "4." This lady and I were going to share a common wall in our condo complex.
We became fast friends, and she was like a grandma to my kids. metamurphius
I am who I am!
I was born with a blood type (type and rh factor) completely different from my parents. They thought I was switched at birth and did a paternity/maternity test on me. Turns out I'm just a freak. ImTotallyNormalish
Is that you?!
I witnessed two women bumping into each other for the first time since their escape from Laos forty years ago. They were only just children at the time. Somehow one recognized the other, tears were shed, but it really got me when the one couldn't stop saying "I thought you were dead!" War really tore apart Southeast Asia... iusuallylurknopost
My family and I were driving for 8 hours in northwestern India. We decided to stop for food at a little restaurant in some tiny village about halfway through, where we ran into our next-door neighbors (from the US) who had rented their house to travel the world. julmoteydaezehe
Was in New Zealand earlier this year, which is literally at the opposite end of the earth from where I live. We were hiking and my travel buddy meets his neighbor on a random bridge. mcaruso
How are you not immune?
Have been bitten 4 separate times by a brown recluse spider. I once read I had a greater chance of getting struck by lightning than being bit my a brown recluse... so now I'm afraid of thunderstorms. minusthelela
Sing out Louise!!
i was taking emergency roadside assistance calls but my shift was pretty dead so i was browsing twitter and saw that a band i liked had tweeted they broke down. For a split sec i thought it would be cool if they called our company and i got the call and went back to scrolling. the next call i got was the the singer of the band!!! palspalspals
I hate the dentist!
I have a fused tooth.
I move around a lot and have had a lot of dentists.
Dentists all lose their mind when they see it for the first time.
I have to tell them how to log it into their system because most don't know what to do (consider one of the teeth missing for consistent records across dentist offices). YonderIPonder
The Boys have it!
My sister got married and got pregnant. She was hoping that it would be a girl. Ended up being a boy. So she tried a second time. Out came another boy. So she decided to give up at two children and her husband got a vasectomy. Well, she ended up getting pregnant again. With twins. Both boys. After they were born she planned on getting her tubes tied, but wanted to put if off a little bit since she was busy taking care of four boys and couldn't afford to be put out of commission for any period of time. So she went on birth control and her husband started wearing condoms. Well, she got pregnant again. With a boy.
Between her spawn and my two sons we are 7/7 on boys. Apparently we can't make girls. hashtag_punchanazi
I know you...
My parents were both born in the same little town in Ohio. They never met though, when they were both 8 my mom moved to Connecticut and my dad moved to Florida. When they were 14 they both moved back to another town in Ohio and didn't meet for another 3 years, they've been together ever since. Turns out my moms mom and my dads dad had known each other since they were 13. Unicornhornporn554
Not my head!
I went on a run down the middle of a street and was knocked out by a traffic light that came loose and fell on my head. travcunn
I found a better job with $10k increase in salary exactly 1 week after I was fired from my last job. Got 4 weeks of paid vacation due to my severance. pbetts46
My dad moved from Tennessee to Florida this past summer and he was driving a big Penske Truck. He stopped by my town because of my high school graduation. I managed to get behind his truck on the road to the school. After the graduation was over, my mom rented a place to throw me a party. He left before I did to go get something at the grocery store in his truck. I drove to the party and got stuck behind his truck again on the road. Then I left the party just a bit earlier than everyone so I could go say hi to a friend that was working at Arby's at the time. I ordered some food, his mom took pictures of us and we had a pretty good time at the restaurant and then it was finally time for me to go home. I got stuck behind my dads truck, again the entire trip home. None of this was planned. ButteredBrotata
Soap Opera Realness...
My sister went through this herself a few years ago. She was essentially in a coma for three days and the doctors told my parents she could potentially die. It was apparently the worse case they ever saw and I live in northern Virginia is so it's a pretty populated area. She is sober now and hasn't drank since but one thing they don't tell you about people getting sober. If they annoyed you then they will annoy you now. s0ulbrother
It works of you work it...
I detoxed from alcohol cold turkey in the shelter a few years ago, found out later on the shakes and hallucinations I was having was actually a Delirium tremors, and that people can die from sudden alcohol withdrawal.
But I pulled through that (luckily), currently 3 years clean and sober, and I'm very glad to be on the green side of the dirt. :)
I have two uterus'. Something like 1/2,000,000 women have it. The tech who first saw/found out was not supposed to tell me but freaked out, showed me(on the screen lol), explained how rare it was and then asked permission to show her students. Everytime I go to a new doctor "DID YOU KNOW.." WakeNBreak
The Spirits are amongst us...
I dropped a spoon in such a way I'm convinced caused it to clip through the floor. I didn't hear anything like it hitting the ground and I haven't found it since. LordSaltious
Went on a ski trip and ended up sitting beside a Swedish girl on the bus. Went to Sweden the following year and my room mate was her brother. wildcard987
Learn and Grow....
As a gay man of sixty, although I'm no longer sexually active, I used to have absolutely masses of completely unprotected sex. I think it was some sort of death-wish after my partner died of HIV, but despite everything I never caught it myself. THAT is incredibly unlikely, yet true. EddiesOpinion
We are told that, if you're not confident, you should just "fake it til you make it."
This is great--in theory. In practice, sometimes "faking it" can have extremely real and terrible consequences, which these people found out the hardest of hard ways.