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atnoon
10-11-2002, 05:20 AM
Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.
Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost a child while living in the White House.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.

Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.

Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.

Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

Lincoln was shot at the theatre named 'Kennedy.'
Kennedy was shot in a car called a 'Lincoln.'

Booth ran from the theatre and was caught in a warehouse.
Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theatre.

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

I got this from e-mail. I am not sure it is true.
Noon:)

vertical_horizon
10-21-2002, 08:42 AM
That's interesting, atnoon :)!

I also got an email long ago about 'accidental' facts like these:

This is too weird:
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>> ==============================================
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>> The date of the attack: 9/11 - 9 + 1 + 1 = 11
>>
>> September 11th is the 254th day of the year: 2 + 5 + 4 = 11
>>
>> After September 11th there are 111 days left to the end of the year.
>>
>> 119 is the area code to Iraq/Iran. 1 + 1 + 9 = 11
>>
>> Twin Towers - standing side by side, looks like the number 11
>>
>> The first plane to hit the towers was Flight 11
>>
>> State of New York - The 11 th State added to the Union
>>
>> New York City - 11 Letters
>>
>> Afghanistan - 11 Letters
>>
>> The Pentagon - 11 Letters
>>
>> Ramzi Yousef - 11 Letters (convicted or orchestrating the attack on the WTC in 1993)
>>
>> Flight 11 - 92 on board - 9 + 2 = 11
>>
>> Flight 77 - 65 on board - 6 + 5 = 11

And, like you, I don't know whether they're believable.

How do you all feel?

-phuong-

thaiva
04-23-2003, 12:32 AM
Interesting :o

Never heard or thought about that before.

Anghellix
05-02-2003, 04:24 PM
coincidences are mystikal in nature.

Erin
05-02-2003, 04:47 PM
Check out this page:

http://skepdic.com/lawofnumbers.html

raghuveer_v
05-02-2003, 10:46 PM
That was a good article.

No matter what, there are people who have no other work to do, so they keep coming up with some absurd and ridiculous accounts (I am talking about people who originate these stories). The best we can do is to just ignore them.

I remember even a national newspaper here carried an article on the odds of India winning the Cricket Worldcup this year, and the evidence? some really absurd numerical coincidences quoted by numerologists.