Thursday, June 19, 2008

coincidence : facts or fiction II

Fraternal Tragedy

Two brothers in Bermuda were victims of incredibly similar tragedies. Erskine Lawrence Ebbin and his brother Neville were both (accidentally?) killed by the same taxi and driver, carrying the same passengers, while they were riding the same moped on the same street. But the events occurred exactly a year apart. Curiously, however, they were both 17 years old when they died.

Uncanny Parallelism

It is said that the coming of Halley's comet is coincidental with some events in the life of American writer Samuel Langhorne Clemens and Italian astronomer Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli. In 1835, the year Clemens and Schiaparelli were born, the comet appeared, and the comet reappeared in 1910, the year both of them died.

The Titan and The Titanic

The sinking of Titanic was predicted 14 years before it happened. Novelist Morgan Robertson vividly wrote the incident with incredible precision in his book entitled The Wreck of The Titan. He did not know during that time he was making one of the greatest predictions of all time. Comparing Robertson's fictional story of the Titan and the actual tragedy of the Titanic in 1912 reveals startling similarities.
  • both the fictional Titan and the real - life Titanic were on their voyage when they encountered the disaster.
  • both were British made luxury liners.
  • both were regarded as the largest ship ever built.
  • both were supposedly unsinkable and the safest ship afloat.
  • both ships collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic.
  • both disasters happened in April
  • the length of the Titan was 800 ft. while the Titanic was 882.5 ft.
  • both ships have some VIPs on board.
  • the Titan had 24 lifeboats while the Titanic had 22.
  • there were 3000 persons aboard the Titan while the Titanic had 2,224 passengers.
  • both disasters resulted to great loss of life and property.

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