John Gottti Junior, fresh from his fourth mistrial on racketeering and murder conspiracy charges, reports a miracle: Over the past few days, two songs that remind him of his father (the late and legendary mobster John Gotti Senior) have come up on the radio at exactly 10:27 PM—and 10/27 is his father’s birthday.
From the New York Times:
Did the son feel that the father was was watching over him?
“How else do you explain it?”, he said.
This reminded me of a question that the mathematician J.E. Littlewood liked to ask: What is the most remarkable coincidence you have experienced, and is it remarkable given that it is the most remarkable coincidence you have experienced? It would, after all, be quite remarkable never to have experienced a remarkable coincidence, so coincidences of ordinary remarkability don’t count. If you have 100 memorable experiences a day, three or four in a lifetime should be of the one-in-a-million sort. But have you ever had a one-in-a-billion experience? Do share.