What are coincidences? This is a question that has been asked by many people over the years. The answer, however, is not as simple as you may think it is. Coincidences can be defined as events that happen by chance and are seemingly unrelated. However, there are those who believe that there is more to coincidences than meets the eye. Some say that these random occurrences are actually messages from a higher power or signs from the universe. Whether you believe in this or not is up to you, but there is no denying that coincidences can be both strange and mysterious. So, what do you think? Are coincidences just a coincidence, or could they be something more?

When it comes to coincidences, some people believe in them, and some don't. But sometimes, the coincidences that happen are just too strange for words. Here are some examples of historical coincidences that will make you say, "what the heck?" 

Whether or not you believe in them, these bizarre events will certainly make you wonder what could have been going on. Keep reading to find out more about these wacky coincidences!

WEIRD WORLD A town in England is putting up a bronze statue to a beloved goose. Derek the Goose (who was actually female) lived in the Watchet harbor for over a decade, and townspeople are raising funds for a memorial to her. CRACKED.COM

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WEIRD WORLD An ancient Roman mosaic was being used as furniture in an NYC apartment. It was a priceless artifact older than every country in existence, and it spent 50 years being a coffee table. CRACKED.COM

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WEIRD WORLD It turns out Rihanna is now officially a national hero - at least in Barbados. May you continue to shine like a diamond, and bring honor to your nation, the prime minister of Barbados said about RiRi. CRACKED.COM

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WEIRD WORLD Gwyneth Paltrow backed a crypto miner, and it crashed right off the bat. Not long after TeraWulf Inc., a crypto mining company, went public, its shares dropped 40% on Nasdaq. CRACKED.COM

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WEIRD WORLD In Maryland, a woman made $50,000 thanks to a vending machine mistake. is S 4 of 23 S 6 nd a A 18 20 22 She bought a Deluxe Crossword, but meant to buy a scratch-off game - she said I don't even typically like the Crossword games, but this worked out well. CRACKED.COM

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WEIRD WORLD On a flight to Iceland, a woman quarantined in the plane's bathroom. may AND NO She took a test on the flight and it turned out positive, and since there was no way to move her to a seat where she'd be isolated, they asked her to go to into the bathroom for 3 hours - and she did. CRACKED.COM

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WEIRD WORLD Because of a blind date, one woman was locked down in a random apartment. She went on a blind date with a guy, and then a snap lockdown in Zhengzhou, China, hit - and she had to stay at his place for days. CRACKED.COM

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WEIRD WORLD Rudy's back, with a grift that's more shameless than ever before. These days, he's selling autographed 9/11 shirts, for the truly special price of $911. CRACKED.COM

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WEIRD WORLD A penguin swam all the way from Antarctica to New Zealand (about 1,864 miles). It's only the third time on record that a penguin of that species swam to New Zealand. CRACKED.COM

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WEIRD WORLD The feds started investigating someone who had been sending fake poop. The perp kept sending the, uh, stuff to a postal employee for reasons that are currently unclear. CRACKED.COM

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