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2014-08-03 10:50:50 AM  
In other news, scientists fascinated how people living in close proximity could encounter each other several times over the course of their lives.
 
2014-08-03 11:07:13 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: In other news, scientists fascinated how people living in close proximity could encounter each other several times over the course of their lives.


FTA:
What's particularly striking about this happenstance is that Wheeler lived nowhere near the area. The groom is originally from Kent, which is about 300 miles away from Mousehole, and was spending time there with his family on vacation.
The two eventually officially met in college and got married on Saturday at the Gulval Church, just steps from where the original photo was taken two decades before their wedding day.


Reading is your friend.
 
2014-08-03 11:27:18 AM  
Then it wasn't 11 years before they met, was it? It was when they met and they met again 11 years later.

/or he was stalking her the entire time.
 
2014-08-03 11:54:32 AM  
Coincidence is a fun thing.
 
2014-08-03 11:54:37 AM  
Que that one scene from Hot Shots
 
2014-08-03 11:55:49 AM  
Wait, wait...I know this one...

Then, he finds a coin from the present day in his pocket and it sucks him out of the past...

And he can never get back and dies of a broken heart.

/Also, where the fark did that watch come from?
//She gives it to him, he carries it back in time and leaves it with her...
 
2014-08-03 11:56:25 AM  

FriarReb98: AverageAmericanGuy: In other news, scientists fascinated how people living in close proximity could encounter each other several times over the course of their lives.

FTA:
What's particularly striking about this happenstance is that Wheeler lived nowhere near the area. The groom is originally from Kent, which is about 300 miles away from Mousehole, and was spending time there with his family on vacation.
The two eventually officially met in college and got married on Saturday at the Gulval Church, just steps from where the original photo was taken two decades before their wedding day.

Reading is your friend.


Pfft, reading gets in the way of feeling superior to other people.
 
2014-08-03 11:57:11 AM  

labman: Then it wasn't 11 years before they met, was it? It was when they met and they met again 11 years later.

/or he was stalking her the entire time.


Well, they "met" in the same sense that you would "meet" the driver of another car at a traffic light.
 
2014-08-03 11:58:14 AM  

FriarReb98: AverageAmericanGuy: In other news, scientists fascinated how people living in close proximity could encounter each other several times over the course of their lives.

FTA:
What's particularly striking about this happenstance is that Wheeler lived nowhere near the area. The groom is originally from Kent, which is about 300 miles away from Mousehole, and was spending time there with his family on vacation.
The two eventually officially met in college and got married on Saturday at the Gulval Church, just steps from where the original photo was taken two decades before their wedding day.

Reading is your friend.


Is 300 miles considered a long way? I guess because I grew up in a huge state, 300 miles doesn't really seem that far.
 
2014-08-03 12:02:02 PM  
She is hot and for him, let's just say he's lucky.
 
2014-08-03 12:02:11 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Is 300 miles considered a long way? I guess because I grew up in a huge state, 300 miles doesn't really seem that far.


In Europe, 100 miles is a long distance. In America, 100 years is a long time.
 
2014-08-03 12:02:44 PM  
sure, but I take photos of children on the beach and it's all "Hey, buddy, we told you before to beat it."
 
2014-08-03 12:03:16 PM  
What sort of in-bred hillbilly considers 300 miles to be a "great distance"?
 
2014-08-03 12:03:45 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Is 300 miles considered a long way? I guess because I grew up in a huge state, 300 miles doesn't really seem that far.


Time to break out the joke.

In Britain, 100 miles is a long way, in the USA, 100 years is a long time.
 
2014-08-03 12:07:11 PM  

12349876: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Is 300 miles considered a long way? I guess because I grew up in a huge state, 300 miles doesn't really seem that far.

Time to break out the joke.

In Britain, 100 miles is a long way, in the USA, 100 years is a long time.


100 miles?  In some parts of Texas that might get you to the next town.
 
2014-08-03 12:09:22 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: FriarReb98: AverageAmericanGuy: In other news, scientists fascinated how people living in close proximity could encounter each other several times over the course of their lives.

FTA:
What's particularly striking about this happenstance is that Wheeler lived nowhere near the area. The groom is originally from Kent, which is about 300 miles away from Mousehole, and was spending time there with his family on vacation.
The two eventually officially met in college and got married on Saturday at the Gulval Church, just steps from where the original photo was taken two decades before their wedding day.

Reading is your friend.

Is 300 miles considered a long way? I guess because I grew up in a huge state, 300 miles doesn't really seem that far.


"Ooh, look at me, I live in America, we have lots of space around us and when we go to build something we're not digging up plague victims and Viking rubbish and our backyard isn't 5 square feet of cigarette butts we call a garden!"
 
2014-08-03 12:09:42 PM  

FriarReb98: AverageAmericanGuy: In other news, scientists fascinated how people living in close proximity could encounter each other several times over the course of their lives.

FTA:
What's particularly striking about this happenstance is that Wheeler lived nowhere near the area. The groom is originally from Kent, which is about 300 miles away from Mousehole, and was spending time there with his family on vacation.
The two eventually officially met in college and got married on Saturday at the Gulval Church, just steps from where the original photo was taken two decades before their wedding day.

Reading is your friend.


You're the only Farker/Farkette who reads the articles. I prefer to form opinions from trolly headlines and mindless thread banter.
 
2014-08-03 12:10:00 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Is 300 miles considered a long way? I guess because I grew up in a huge state, 300 miles doesn't really seem that far.


Not to mention you could fit the entire population of Britain inside of Texas and California...
 
2014-08-03 12:12:28 PM  

Shaggy_C: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Is 300 miles considered a long way? I guess because I grew up in a huge state, 300 miles doesn't really seem that far.

Not to mention you could fit the entire population of Britain inside of Texas and California...


They cheated though. Exporting all those people to America years back to breed like bunnies...
 
2014-08-03 12:12:29 PM  

Shaggy_C: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Is 300 miles considered a long way? I guess because I grew up in a huge state, 300 miles doesn't really seem that far.

Not to mention you could fit the entire population of Britain inside of Texas and California...


Can you imagine the sunburns?
 
2014-08-03 12:14:30 PM  
This Bride Photobombed Her Groom In Childhood Photo 11 Years Before They Met

Being in the distance of a picture is not a photobomb. You're just background noise at that point.
 
2014-08-03 12:16:56 PM  

Shaggy_C: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Is 300 miles considered a long way? I guess because I grew up in a huge state, 300 miles doesn't really seem that far.

Not to mention you could fit the entire population of Britain inside of Texas and California...


You would not even need Texas.
 
2014-08-03 12:17:03 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: This Bride Photobombed Her Groom In Childhood Photo 11 Years Before They Met

Being in the distance of a picture is not a photobomb. You're just background noise at that point.


I'm told that language is a living, evolving medium, so like, words can never be misused, or something.
 
2014-08-03 12:17:12 PM  

FriarReb98: Reading is your friend.


i286.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-03 12:17:35 PM  
i45.tinypic.com
 
2014-08-03 12:17:59 PM  
Weird how this "met" goes. I met my wife when I started at new job, just sat next to her desk, no biggie. I asked her out to lunch a year later. Took her to Chicago from Dallas. Thought the kibosh was when we got off the plane and my ex was waiting for us at the jet bridge.Well, fast forward 20 years, here we are. 1 kid, living in another state, huge house, all the trappings of being old.
 
2014-08-03 12:18:16 PM  

Shaggy_C: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Is 300 miles considered a long way? I guess because I grew up in a huge state, 300 miles doesn't really seem that far.

Not to mention you could fit the entire population of Britain inside of Texas and California...


You could fit the entire population of Britain inside of a Wal-Mart, they just might not be very comfortable.

or alive.

or in a form other than ash.

just sayin.
 
2014-08-03 12:19:40 PM  
My wife and I grew up a bit over five thousand miles apart and on different continents and hemispheres.
 
2014-08-03 12:20:30 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: You would not even need Texas.


Was referring to the relative population sizes, but yes, in simple terms of available space you could fit them into even an Eastern state.
 
2014-08-03 12:21:57 PM  

FriarReb98: AverageAmericanGuy: In other news, scientists fascinated how people living in close proximity could encounter each other several times over the course of their lives.

FTA:
What's particularly striking about this happenstance is that Wheeler lived nowhere near the area. The groom is originally from Kent, which is about 300 miles away from Mousehole, and was spending time there with his family on vacation.
The two eventually officially met in college and got married on Saturday at the Gulval Church, just steps from where the original photo was taken two decades before their wedding day.

Reading is your friend.


And this was before digital cameras. So instead of taking a thousand pictures of a holiday weekend, people were limited to a roll of 24 photos. So the odds of finding a future spouse in an old picture were even longer then.
 
kth
2014-08-03 12:23:17 PM  
My brother married one of my friends from elementary school.

They were in a play together, and hooked up at the wrap party. My (now) sister in law told me about the next morning, when they were discussing exactly how we knew each other, and he asked if she was in my graduating class. She said "no, Kate's a couple of years older than me" My brother's response: "let us never speak of this again."

My other sister in law and I briefly dated the same guy when we were in college (approx 30K students), well before any of us knew each other.

I live in a small world.
 
2014-08-03 12:24:49 PM  

kth: My brother married one of my friends from elementary school.

They were in a play together, and hooked up at the wrap party. My (now) sister in law told me about the next morning, when they were discussing exactly how we knew each other, and he asked if she was in my graduating class. She said "no, Kate's a couple of years older than me" My brother's response: "let us never speak of this again."

My other sister in law and I briefly dated the same guy when we were in college (approx 30K students), well before any of us knew each other.

I live in a small world.


I read this 3 times and still have no idea wtf happened
 
2014-08-03 12:25:09 PM  

kth: My brother married one of my friends from elementary school.

They were in a play together, and hooked up at the wrap party.


That's a really progressive elementary school.
 
2014-08-03 12:30:58 PM  
That old picture of Rush Limbaugh, at a younger and lighter age, sitting on Hitler's lap as he read "My Pet Goat" (in Austrian, of course) is around her somewhere. It was taken at Photoshop corners and should appear shortly.

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-03 12:35:33 PM  

Shaggy_C: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Is 300 miles considered a long way? I guess because I grew up in a huge state, 300 miles doesn't really seem that far.

Not to mention you could fit the entire population of Britain inside of Rhode Island Texas and California...

It would be a bit cramped, but it's possible.
 
2014-08-03 12:35:50 PM  

FriarReb98: AverageAmericanGuy: In other news, scientists fascinated how people living in close proximity could encounter each other several times over the course of their lives.

FTA:
What's particularly striking about this happenstance is that Wheeler lived nowhere near the area. The groom is originally from Kent, which is about 300 miles away from Mousehole, and was spending time there with his family on vacation.
The two eventually officially met in college and got married on Saturday at the Gulval Church, just steps from where the original photo was taken two decades before their wedding day.

Reading is your friend.


Don't waste your keystrokes on "AverageAmericanGuy"

He can't read them anyway.
 
2014-08-03 12:35:54 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: kth: My brother married one of my friends from elementary school.

They were in a play together, and hooked up at the wrap party. My (now) sister in law told me about the next morning, when they were discussing exactly how we knew each other, and he asked if she was in my graduating class. She said "no, Kate's a couple of years older than me" My brother's response: "let us never speak of this again."

My other sister in law and I briefly dated the same guy when we were in college (approx 30K students), well before any of us knew each other.

I live in a small world.

I read this 3 times and still have no idea wtf happened


Same here. Except I read it 5 times.
 
2014-08-03 12:40:33 PM  
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I read this 3 times and still have no idea wtf happened

I made it through hooking up after the play, then I came.
 
2014-08-03 12:41:01 PM  
I have always been tempted to post our story in my Fark profile, but figured I'd be made fun of. Finally, a thread I can post this in, yay! I met my old man 20 years ago when we were neighbors in the same apartment building, I was 18,  he was 24. He had a girlfriend back home in another state and I had an asshole boyfriend at the time. I briefly broke up with my boyfriend and we kind of started to date, made out a couple of times, but no sex. So, some time passes, I get back with my boyfriend and move out of the building, but he and I remain very good friends. He comes to my work one day, says he's moving back home and I beg him to stay (had broken up for good with the evil boyfriend) He said no, moved back to his home town. 4 years later, my phone rings one night and it's my mom saying he wants to talk to me (my mom loved him and he had my moms number as we were writing letters to each other after he moved away and I moved back home for a while). We talk, I go over to his house, he has a son and is still with his girlfriend, but since we were only friends, it's no big deal. One night, his girlfriend calls me and says that he has always loved me, I can have him and his son, she's leaving. I freaked out and refused to talk to him-didn't want to be a homewrecker. Another 11-12 years pass and he finds me on Fb. We were both going through divorces at the same time, oddly enough and got together. Been together for 3 years now as a married (common-law) couple and couldn't be happier. Weird how Fate works. I loved the article :)
 
2014-08-03 12:41:18 PM  
I've often wondered if such a picture exists of my wife and I.  We grew up in the same town but different schools, so we didn't meet each other until we were teenagers.   But her parents were divorced and her dad lived in the same neighborhood as my parents.  We played at the same parks.  I haven't found a picture of us as kids, but I have to believe that we played together at some point.
 
2014-08-03 12:42:33 PM  

Krustofsky: 12349876: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Is 300 miles considered a long way? I guess because I grew up in a huge state, 300 miles doesn't really seem that far.

Time to break out the joke.

In Britain, 100 miles is a long way, in the USA, 100 years is a long time.

100 miles?  In some parts of Texas that might get you to the next town.


In some parts of Texas, so will 100 years.
 
2014-08-03 12:45:00 PM  

baconbeard: What sort of in-bred hillbilly considers 300 miles to be a "great distance"?


I live in Manhattan. The nearest Hardware shop is 6 blocks away, thus I can most assuredly say one does not exist in my neighborhood. I've been without a lightbulb in my bathroom for a month because it's so far.
 
2014-08-03 12:45:13 PM  

RandyJohnson: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: kth: My brother married one of my friends from elementary school.

They were in a play together, and hooked up at the wrap party. My (now) sister in law told me about the next morning, when they were discussing exactly how we knew each other, and he asked if she was in my graduating class. She said "no, Kate's a couple of years older than me" My brother's response: "let us never speak of this again."

My other sister in law and I briefly dated the same guy when we were in college (approx 30K students), well before any of us knew each other.

I live in a small world.

I read this 3 times and still have no idea wtf happened

Same here. Except I read it 5 times.


her and her sister in law were sluts?
 
2014-08-03 12:46:06 PM  
s2.quickmeme.com
 
2014-08-03 12:48:34 PM  
us.cdn3.123rf.com

Found a photo of me and the wife from 20 years ago.
 
2014-08-03 12:49:15 PM  
I'm 36 but when I read about stuff like this I have an urge to go to the beach and start playing in the sand.
 
2014-08-03 12:55:30 PM  
Sure beats finding old photos of yourself as a child playing at the Overlook Hotel, then realizing it's been over fifty years and you're still a child playing at that same damn hotel.

/and in all that time, housekeeping still hasn't mopped out the elevator. Guests don't leave a lot of positive comment cards after a stay in this dimp
 
2014-08-03 12:57:10 PM  

DoctorWhat: I've often wondered if such a picture exists of my wife and I.  We grew up in the same town but different schools, so we didn't meet each other until we were teenagers.   But her parents were divorced and her dad lived in the same neighborhood as my parents.  We played at the same parks.  I haven't found a picture of us as kids, but I have to believe that we played together at some point.


Probably. If 1000 miles and a decade plus are no barrier in our case, there's probably a photo out there or at the least the two of you met up as children. I guess it would depend on the size of your town. I believe in Fate as I've personally been impacted by it. Check out your library microfiche one day if you're bored, you may find something interesting. As another weird sidenote, my ex-husband and I were 4th cousins 3 times (I think) removed.  My great-great-great-grandmother's sister was his great-great-aunt. We didn't figure it out until we'd been together for about 3 years. Genetically, not close enough to prevent marriage and we didn't want kids prior to the discovery, but it certainly freaked him out, lol. I just thought it was funny and interesting. We have the same weird 4th toe and that's what started the conversation late one night and led to me digging out my family tree and doing some research. And yes, his family and mine lived in the same relatively small town for generations, so no surprise, really.

/cue the banjo music!
 
2014-08-03 01:00:08 PM  
Eh, I didn't type that right. My great-great-great grandmother had a sister who I guess was his great-great aunt. I don't have the reasearch in front of me, but it was something to the effect that we were distant cousins. Sorry about that. My post just didn't read right.
 
2014-08-03 01:00:54 PM  
I have a nephew (her side of the family) who at 14 years old came down from Warner Robins, Georgia to Panama City Beach and spent the week making a video tape with the new video camera he had received for Christmas--mostly crotch and boobs shots. So years later his dad is looking through the tape and notices his son's wife in it, who had come down with her Baptist church youth group from Birmingham, Alabama. My brother in law worried about showing the tape to them but finally decided to do it---and she was very happy to get it. Not only was she in it several times, it had most of her bridesmaids in it when they were young girls as well.

I doubt they will be sending copies of it to Huffington Post, though.
 
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