NPR had a fascinating 'This American Life' on today with stories of coincidences that happened to people. Incredible stories. So what's the weirdest coincidence that happened to you or someone you know? I was on a trip, hitchhiking with a boyfriend years ago. We went from Eugene OR east to Montana, north to Banff, Alberta, Canada then back west to Penticton, BC and finally south to OR. It was impossible to get a ride out of Banff because there were other people hitching so we decided to hike a while and try further down the road. Along the way the sole broke away from my shoe. There was no way to fix it and I had nothing else to wear, and we were on the road in the forest a long way from any town. But right there, not more than a couple yards from where my shoe disintegrated, sat a pair of Puma tennis shoes. They fit perfectly and became my favorite shoes for a couple more years until they finally wore out.