We Couldn’t Believe It!
This has never happened to Sir Roger in many decades of motoring.
It instantly reminded us of this cartoon from xkcd. Does life imitate art, or art, life?
In this case, life, Art.
We were on our way home when we came to an intersection where the lights were red (the ones facing in our direction, anyway) and in front of us were two automobiles. Both had their indicators blinking their intention to turn right.
We sat there watching for about three minutes. Not only was there no “beat frequency” whatever – the frequency of the blinking was precisely the same – they were also blinking at precisely the same moments. What are the odds?
There is a slight explanation. The cars were different models but both were Hondas so they probably had identical trafficator modules. Nevertheless, it is still astonishing to us that they were in sync. Precisely.
The chances of this happening are millions or billions to one against. It is so unlikely an event that we almost began to look for evidence of a divine hand, intervening in our world, or an intelligent designer, perhaps. Forget the squid’s eye (or the whatsit’s powered flagellum, or whatever hugely unlikely thing is generally trotted out). This was miles more unlikely than that.
We were so astonished that we almost forgot to tell our little man with the lantern to walk forward cautiously when the lights changed, to warn the alarmed populace of our chariot’s approach!
P.S. They didn’t want to hang out later.
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Posted: 24 July, 2009 in Art, Life, mystery, Religion, Science.
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