1. In 1979, Germany magazine - Das Besteran - held a writing contest.
The authors must send the story is not unusual, but should be based on a true story.
The winner, Walter Kellner of Munich, eventually won the race and the story published.
He wrote about when he flew a Cessna 421 between Sardinia and Sicily. The plane experienced a problem at sea, landing on the water, he finally floated with emergency floats for a long time before finally rescued.
This story was accidentally read by an Austrian citizen, whose name was also Walter Kellner, who accused the German Kellner had plagiarized the story. Kellner from Austria said that he flew a Cessna 421 over the same sea, experienced engine trouble, and finally had landed in Sardinia. So basically, it's the same story, but with a different ending.
The magazine checked both the truth of their stories, and dua2nya was right, almost exactly the same.
2. On July 28, 1900, Italian King Umberto I have dinner at a restaurant in the city of Monza. Apparently the owner of the restaurant face exactly the same as the king. The name of the owner of the restaurant was also Umberto, and his wife's name is also similar to the name of the queen, even the restaurant was opened on the same date with the inauguration of the king.
The restaurant owner Umberto was shot dead the next day. So did King Umberto.
3. Volbonne kill Baron Claude de Tarazone Rodemire from France in 1872. 21 years earlier, the Baron's father had been killed as well by someone else who was also named Claude Volbonne
4. On 13 February 1746, a Frenchman, Jean Marie Dubarry, was executed for having killed his father.
Exactly 100 years later, on 13 February 13, a French as well, also named Jean Marie Dubarry, was executed - also for the murder of his father.
5. On November 26, 1911, three men were hanged at Greenberry Hill in London after being found guilty of the murder of Sir Edmund Berry. Name three of them, among others, Green, Berry and Hill.
6. British actor Anthony Hopkins delighted when he got the lead role in a film based on a book called The Girl From Petrovka written by George Feifer. A few days after signing the contract, Hopkins went to London to buy the book. He tried several bookshops, but nothing is selling. While waiting for the train home in Leicester Square, she saw there was a book that lay abandoned on a chair waiting. Miraculously, it turns out that the book The Girl From Petrovka. It turned out that coincidences do not stop there only.
Two years later, while filming in Vienna, Hopkins was visited by George Feifer, author of the book.
Feifer mentioned that he lost his own book. He lent his books - with some notes in his own handwriting - to his friend, who then lost the book somewhere in London. With astonishment, Hopkins gives Feifer the book he found. 'It's his book? " he asked, 'with notes on the outskirts of the page? " It's the same book.
7. A British officer, Major Summerford, while fighting in the Flanders region in February 1918 because it fell from his horse struck by lightning and he became paralyzed from the waist down. Summerford retired and moved to Vancouver.
One day in 1924, when he was fishing on the riverbank, a lightning struck the tree where he was sitting and paralyze the body part right. Two years later Summerford was sufficiently recovered and was able to walk in the park. And he was berjalan2 in the garden in the summer in 1930 when a lightning snatched back, and eventually incapacitate permanently. He died two years later. But the lightning seems to have not satisfied and still catch up. Four years later, during a storm, lightning struck the cemetery and destroyed a tombstone. Who is buried under a gravestone? Major Summerford
8. In 1899 a lightning killed a man when he stood in the yard behind her Taranto, Italy. 30 years later, his son died in the same way in the same place. On 8 October 1949, Rolla Primarda, grandson of the first victims and children from the second victim, a victim of the third.
9. Ziegland Henry thought he had managed to escape from his destiny. In 1883, he broke with his girlfriend.
Due to stress girl and then killed himself. Laki2 girl's brother is very angry that he was pursuing Ziegland and shot him.
The man once thought he had killed Ziegland, using a pistol to kill himself. But Ziegland not dead. Bullet, it appeared that only scratching his face and lodged in a tree. Ziegland so convinced that he is a lucky man.
But a few years later, Ziegland decided to cut down the tree, which still have bullets in it. The task seems difficult, so he decided to blow it up with some dynamite.
The blast threw a bullet to the head and killed him Ziegland
10. The story of the almost identical identical twins living together are usually amazing, but perhaps nothing can equal the story of two identical twins who were born in Ohio. The twin brothers separated at birth, adopted by different families.
Although not know each other, these two different families together they named James. And kebetulannya not stop there only. Both James grew up not knowing each other, but both are looking for training law-enforcement training, both had the same ability in mechanical drawing and carpentry, and they are both married women named Linda.
They both had sons, one named James Alan and the other one named his son James Allan. The two twin brothers also divorced their wives and married other women - who are both named Betty. And they both had dogs named Toy.
Forty years after they separated, both twins were reunited, and then share their life stories were similar to each other (Source: Reader's Digest, January 1980)
11. In the 19th century, the famous horror writer, Egdar Allan Poe, wrote a book called 'The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym'.
The book tells of four people who survived the accident at sea, they were on the ship on the open sea for days before they finally decided to kill and eat the cabin officer named Richard Parker.
Several years later, in 1884, a ship, Mignonette, sank. Who survived only 4 people, who are in a small boat for days. Then known, the more senior crew members, kill and eat the cabin staff.
Officer's name was Richard Parker cabin
12. In 2002, two men's 70-year-old twin brothers died within the same hour on the same path but different accidents in Finland.
Her twin sister died when she was hit by a lorry as he rode the train bike in Raahe, 600 kilometers from Helsinki.
He died just 1.5 km from the place where his brother was killed. "This really happened worth remembering.
Although the course was fairly heavy, but accidents do not happen every day, "
The police officer Marja-Leena Huhtala told Reuters in an interview "I was so cringe when I know they were brothers and identical twins. I got to thinking maybe up there has a plan for this. "(Source: BBC News)
13. Joseph Aigner was a portrait painter in the 19th century in Austria that seems a man who is not happy.
He attempted suicide several times. The first time, at the age of 18 he tried to hang himself, but prevented by the presence of a mysterious Capuchin monk.
When he was 22 years old trying to hang himself again, but he was rescued by a monk lagi2 the same.
Eight years later, he submitted to the gallows for his political activities.
Once again, his life was saved by the intervention of the same monk. At age 68, Aiger finally managed to commit suicide, this time using a pistol.
Funeral ceremony led by the same Capuchin monk - a man who even Aiger just never knew his name. (Source: Ripley's Giant Book of Believe It or Not!)
14. In 1858, Robert Fallon was shot dead by friends play pokernya.
Fallon, according to them, have won $ 600 by way of cheating. After Fallon's position is empty and no one player was willing to take the money $ 600 was full of bad luck, they then found a new player to replace Fallon and gave the money of the dead $ 600 is for the stake.
When police arrived to investigate a murder, a new player that has doubled the money $ 600 so $ 2.200.
Police ask for $ 600 given to the descendants of the original Fallon - and apparently the new player is the son of Fallon, who has never met his father for 7 years! (Source: Ripley's Giant Book of Believe It or Not
15. When Norman Mailer started his novel Barbary Shore, he does not plan to use a Russian spy as a character in his novel. But while he writes, he began to introduce a Russian spy as a minor character. The more he writes, the spy became the dominant character. After the novel is finished, the U.S. Immigration Service arrested a man who lived one floor above Mailer in the same apartment.
He was Colonel Rudolf Abel, a suspected Russian spy working class in the U.S. at that time. (Source: Science Digest)
16. In 1920, three Englishman were traveling by train through Peru.
By the time they met, only those in the room. Their introduction they never imagined.
Men's first name finally Bingham, and both men eventually name Powell. The third man was named Bingham Powell.
The three of them are not related at all.
17. In 1975, while riding a motorcycle in Bermuda, a man was accidentally hit by a death of a taxi.
One year later, the older brother of this man's death laki2 the same way. In fact, he rode the same motorcycle.
Not only that, he was also struck by the same taxi driver, even the taxi that was carrying the same passenger!
18. In 1950 Nebraska 15 people in the town choir members should gather at the church at 7:20, they rarely sekalit in his life too late, even almost never, tp they all came late in the day for various reasons, tiba2 only at 7:25, church were destroyed was hit by a plane. 15 people had survived by chance
19. In 1976 a baby fell from the 14th floor and landed right in the arms of a British man named Joseph Figlock, a year later, a baby fell from the same floor, and re-saved by Joseph Figlock
20. A Dutch woman finding her own ring that has long disappeared, the potato which he wanted to eat, the possibility of the ring fell into the fields of potatoes and finally be in potatoes