Posts Tagged ‘coincidence’

Man Watching TV Police Chase Suddenly Captures the Real Thing on Camera

This past Sunday, there was a 2-hour-long police chase in Inglewood, California. A man named Jason Lee was watching it unfold live on his TV, and for some strange reason decided to record the broadcast using a handheld camera. Then the unexpected happened: the chase suddenly became a lot more real to Lee as the whole thing unfolded before his very eyes. Luckily, he captured the whole thing on camera (warning: there’s a bit of strong language).

The resulting footage in the video above is now going viral online.

(via NBC and Doobybrain)


Update: In case you’re doubting whether this is real, Andy Baio took the news footage, removed the 10-second delay, and synchronized it to Lee’s footage (you can even see Lee’s house and silhouette):

Space Shuttle Smoke Plume Shadow Points to the Full Moon

During a 2001 launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis, NASA photographer Pat McCracken captured this amazing photograph of the shuttle’s smoke plume casting a shadow across the full moon rising in the horizon.

[...] the Sun, Earth, Moon, and rocket were all properly aligned for this photogenic coincidence. First, for the space shuttle’s plume to cast a long shadow, the time of day must be either near sunrise or sunset. Only then will the shadow be its longest and extend all the way to the horizon. Finally, during a Full Moon, the Sun and Moon are on opposite sides of the sky. Just after sunset, for example, the Sun is slightly below the horizon, and, in the other direction, the Moon is slightly above the horizon. Therefore, as Atlantis blasted off, just after sunset, its shadow projected away from the Sun toward the opposite horizon, where the Full Moon just happened to be. [#]

Talk about a one-in-a-million shot…

(via PhotoWeeklyOnline)

Engaged Couple Find Photo Showing They Crossed Paths as Toddlers

Here’s a fun story that might convince you to snap all the photos you can of your kids: Alex and Donna Voutsinas were gathering photos in preparation of their wedding when Alex suddenly noticed something in one of Donna’s childhood photographs. The photo, taken 20 years earlier when Donna was 5, showed Alex’s father in the background pushing Alex in a stroller!

After visiting his mother’s house, Alex found photographs from the same day in which he and his father were wearing the same clothes, confirming that they were indeed the people in Donna’s photo.

What’s even crazier is that at the time the photo was taken, Alex and Donna lived in different countries, with Alex living in Montreal and Donna living in Florida. They eventually met each other at work, fell in love, and became another of Cupid’s success stories.

(via Boing Boing)


Image credit: Photograph by Alex and Donna Voutsinas and from WXII