One of the top trends on Twitter today notes the fact that the date of the Royal Wedding is the 66th anniversary of Hilter and Eva Braun’s wedding. Incidentally, people point out, they went on to kill themselves the next day… Spooky huh?
I find it peculiar the way people latch onto stats like this. They spot omens and tell-tale signs in the most trivial of coincidences. Football commentators are the worst. How many times have you heard some ridiculous stat like…
‘The last six times x team have played in red against a team in blue, having scored in the first 7 minutes, with their goalkeeper using black gloves, and only one English player in their squad, they have always gone on to lose the game and the league!’
…as if that means anything?!
Can’t we let a coincidence be a coincidence without attaching meanings, symbolism, suppositions, superstitions (and typology?!) to it? It’s not spooky, it’s not mysterious. They just have a limited number of dates to choose from!
Well, just to add fuel to the fire, here are a few more thoughts about the royal wedding. In case you weren’t aware, April 29th is:
- The 65th anniversary of Father Divine, a religious leader who claimed to be god, marrying Edna Rose Ritchings
- The 58th anniversary of the first 3D-TV broadcast in the USA
- The 43rd anniversary of the Broadway opening of the musical ‘Hair’ in which the cast stripped entirely naked
- The 29th anniversary of International Dance Day
- The 25th anniversary of a fire in the Los Angeles Public Library, which destroyed over 400,000 books
By my reckoning, we can expect that the Royal Wedding will be quite an occasion: The entire thing will be conducted in dance, fully in the nude, broadcast on TV in 3D, culminating in a colossal fire, and William declaring himself to be divine!
Just imagine what other amazing insights we could discover if we applied the principles of the Bible Code to the wedding invites!!