Strange coincidences happen no matter where you turn. But when something happens that is the total opposite of what one expected, that’s what we call ironic. Some perfect examples of this are when a fire station catches on fire, when a cop gets arrested, or when a skydiver develops a sudden fear of heights. But there are some amazing stories out there that are unbelievably ironic, and in some cases, humorous. Here are 9 stories that will truly blow your mind.
#1. A father and his two daughters were out walking their dog named Lucky stroke gold. No, literally! The dog actually found gold!
One of the girls kicked the gold nugget. Then her dad weighed the nugget at a supermarket and discovered it was 20 ounces, which is about $25,000 USD. So, Lucky did, in fact, bring them luck!
#2. When you win an award for being a spelling bee champ, you expect the plaque to be error free.
In 2011, Kevin Bailey and James Delliskave received spelling bee trophies with a spelling mistake. The word “spelling” had an extra “l.” Maybe the trophy company should consider using a spellchecker.
#3. This fire hydrant was likely patented by a dude named Frederick Graff sometime around 1801.
The ironic thing is that there’s no way to know for sure because the U.S. Patent Office caught on fire and burned down in 1836. But hey, at least the fire hydrant managed to outlive the patent office.
#4. You’d expect students enrolled in an Ethics class to have some solid ethics, but you’d be way off!
Dartmouth College students had some serious explaining to do after they got caught cheating. Some students got disciplined while others had time to ponder their mistake after getting suspended.
#5. Moviegoers were seriously disappointed after a screening of the movie “Noah” got canceled.
Most of us know that the story of Noah deals with a massive flood. But right before the screening of this epic movie, excess water was found in the Exeter Vue cinema, so essentially, a flood ruined “Noah.”