Reddit | nehala

16+ Things That Weren't Likely To Happen But Did Anyway

ryan.ford 13 Aug 2019

You don't need to be a math whiz to know when probabilities aren't on your side. Anybody walking into a casino knows the odds are not in their favor. As the saying goes, if you could beat the house, there wouldn't be a house.

So it's little wonder folks whipped their phones out to get a pic when these unlikely scenarios came up.

1. When this school was replacing chalkboards with white boards, workers found a surprise.

Reddit | IncandescentPlaza

Underneath one of the chalkboards was another one, with notes still on it from 1981! That lesson had been buried for almost 40 years!

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2. This man tripped and got trapped between two large rocks out in the Cambodian jungle.

Reddit | Le_Rat_Mort

He stayed like that for almost four days, when his brother found him and alerted authorities so he could be rescued, an effort that took about 10 hours.

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3. Yes, this person is holding something, a piece of glass that's almost impossibly clear.

Reddit | DanRossiDraws

If not for the flatness on the fingers and a black line from the glass's edge, you wouldn't even know it's there.

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4. This person has a couple of interesting things going on with their hands.

Reddit | mpicc

Their right hand is a bit smaller than their left, and they're missing knuckles on their index, forefinger, and ring finger on their right hand.

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5. Those pages displayed in front of this woman represent a Guinness World Record.

Reddit | geogabs

She managed to collect a whopping 887 four-leaf clovers in eight hours. I guess you could say luck was on her side!

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6. Eight years to the day after this eight-ball was placed in this tree, it's still visible.

Reddit | RemediatedToxic

You would think that, in that time, the hole would have closed over completely, but here it is.

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7. After an earthquake struck Taiwan, this building collapsed but didn't fall all the way over.

Reddit | TheNatureLover

How it managed to fall that far, but not all the way is both baffling and kind of miraculous.

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8. This banana plant is bearing fruit for the first time in 14 years!

Reddit | reginavontooshface

That takes some serious dedication to keep the plant going for that long, holding out hope that one day you might actually get some bananas from it.

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9. And this strawberry somehow did not bear fruit.

Reddit | BitcoinCitadel

Instead of growing that tasty red fruit we're all accustomed to, it just grew leaves.

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10. A totally different variety of strawberry also didn't form as planned.

Reddit | Rebekahflowers

Obviously it's a production error that put an orange on the package instead of a strawberry, but you have to wonder how that happens in 2019.

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11. Apparently, these shoes decided to spontaneously dissolve during a funeral.

Reddit | Ifni_deals

"No idea why it happened," the uploader wrote, "they were my formal shoes which I didn't use too often and they just dissolved at the wake. Left a hell of a mess on the floor."

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12. Defrosting this package of meat had a weird effect on the lettering.

Reddit | dovelolo

Rather than disintegrating, or staying where they were printed, the letters just lifted off and ran all over the place.

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13. Is it good fashion or bad fashion when your shirt matches patio furniture?

Reddit | wasponastring

I'm going with good — patio furniture is for happy times in the sun, and that's never bad!

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14. These two ladies are complete strangers.

Reddit | PrincessCharming1991

And yet, somehow, they managed to wear the exact same outfit to the same festival, right down to the shoes and the shades.

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15. And then there's this lady, who very closely resembles the artwork on the wall at this restaurant.

Reddit | nehala

Curly red hair, orange top, glasses, and she's even working on a laptop.

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16. Maybe it's a bit more normal to find artwork that looks like you in a gallery.

Reddit | cuddness

But only a bit, right? Because that's an uncanny resemblance.

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17. This lady is basically wearing camouflage for this neighborhood.

Reddit | Username_Chose_Me

Or at least she's dressed for its theme. And even the car in the background fits in!

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18. Just about the last place you'd expect to find snow is Australia.

But there it is, with kangaroos jumping around on the clean white field. How surreal is that?

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19. If there's any reason this seems more likely than anything else, it's an intimate, highly familiar relationship with Murphy's Law.

Reddit | k-lara159

And you have to think this vending machine rebelled when the person using it only had a few minutes to spare and no other options.

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20. This is quite possibly the saddest excuse for a carrot I've ever seen pulled out of the ground.

Reddit | Ghost_vaginas

Somehow it's still carrot-shaped, and long, but didn't grow any kind of body.

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21. This man somehow managed to get a flight basically all to himself.

It's not unheard of, but still made this guy's day to have the service and leg room all to himself.

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22. That can is absolutely defying gravity.

Reddit | palito479

It should have toppled, right? But, hanging on by the slimmest of hairs, it's still upright.

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23. Talk about an unusual situation, some ducklings have attached themselves to a couple of turtles.

Reddit | BurnsideLoner

The ducks hatched next to the turtles and now think the turtles are their parents.

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24. Well, somebody got a bonus up-close example of a giant swallowtail here.

Reddit | jerkstore421

It's like it wanted to be as helpful as possible and spread word about its beautiful self.

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25. These remarkably wave-shaped clouds were spotted over Portland.

Reddit | Chapman88

Scientifically speaking, these formations are known as Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds, so as much as they seem like artwork, they're a real, if unusual, phenomenon.

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26. Here's a test of your noodle endurance: this bowl only has one noodle in it.

Reddit | thehazardball

It's just a super long noodle that makes it look like there are tons of smaller noodles in there.

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27. Well that's different.

Reddit | Madrid1214

It's not only amazing that a bug got caught up in the tape-making process, but that it did so on a roll of clear tape, creating this weird scene.

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28. Brothers from different mothers? Time travelers?

Reddit | luke-uk

Well, it's probably just a coincidence that these guys dressed so similarly and went to the same cafe, but it's still cool to see.

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29. I didn't even know sweet potatoes could grow in two different colors.

Reddit | yung-malibu

I honestly thought orange was the only inside they came with, but here we go, not only a different color, but a half-and-half deal. Apparently it all tasted the same, at least.

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30. What are the chances you'll ever find an egg that matches your skin so well?

Reddit | Enoriellu

Really, this is kinda crazy, right down to the moles.

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31. Huh, so apparently those fly-eating plants can have some pretty ambitious appetites.

Reddit | nyrant

Have you ever seen one take down a lizard before? I had no idea they could even do that.

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32. A man who had to have surgery woke up to discover that his dentures had gone missing.

Reddit | Al-Andalusia

It took eight days for them to show up — in his throat. This is why you take dentures out before surgery, folks.

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33. Just like cutting a snowflake out of paper.

Reddit | oogmar

A bug ate a hole through this morning glory's petals while it was closed, so when it opened up again, the holes made an interesting pattern.

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34. Someone found one of the corners Forrest Gump ran around in the film.

Reddit | TheFlyin-Hawaiian

It doesn't surprise me that someone would find it — it's that someone would recognize it from a snippet of a flick that's almost 25 years old.

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35. Somebody got an accidental bonus of white bread inside their loaf of whole wheat bread.

Reddit | paranoid_insomniaque

Guess it slipped past Dempter's quality controllers, but I would have thought the production process would prevent such a thing from happening altogether.

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