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Man sits next to stranger who looks EXACTLY like him on plane
A BEARDED bloke found his doppelgänger when he sat next to him on a plane – and later checked into the SAME hotel.
Neil Douglas was shocked when he sat down next to his double on a flight from Stansted to Galway
The ginger-bearded bloke and his twin stranger– a mystery Londoner – noticed their uncanny likeliness immediately.
Now that the pair have become an internet sensation a third doppelganger for the fuzz-faced strangers has turned up.
Delighted at finding each other, the cheery duo took a grinning selfie, which was posted on social media by Lee Beattie – a friend of Neil's wife.
She tweeted: "Guy on right is the husband of my friend. Guy on left is a STRANGER he met on a flight last night!"
She later added: "I can't stop looking at it. They are the same man."
Rocking exactly the same hair colour and facial features, the men could pass as identical twins. Yet they are not related in any way – and it's blowing our tiny minds.
The image, which was posted on Twitter five hours ago, has already been retweeted nearly two thousand times.
And Lee's followers have also commented on the striking resemblance with a series of jokes and Parent Trap gifs.
To make matters even more freaky, the lookalikes then found a third man who resembles them on the plane.
But the story doesn't end there. The 32-year-old from Glasgow and his mystery carbon copy then bumped into each other again when they both checked into the Jury's Inn Hotel in Galway.
The picture on the plane shows the two complete strangers with stunning similarities. But a later snap, of the pair having a pint in the Irish city, reveals one key difference – their height.
Seven Strange But Funny Insurance Claims
Holidays don't always go smoothly. It's not nice to laugh at other's misadventures, but sometimes, we can't help ourselves.
Holidays don’t always go smoothly. Accidents happen, you might get ill or your possessions might be stolen. There is a whole list of things that could go wrong while holidaying. While it might not be funny at the time, some strange things can happen on people’s travels and insurance has to decide whether they’ll pay out. Here’s a list of some funny, albeit unfortunate, incidents that people have had to claim for whilst on holiday.
Animals getting lippy
A herd of cows decided they quite liked the look of somebody’s car. A few licks from the bovines damaged the paint work and the travelers claimed for the damage.
Getting stuck in the middle of a giraffe tussle
A giraffe fight is a pretty spectacular thing, but it’s not something you want to get stuck in the middle of. These giraffes were only playfighting and a group got stuck in the middle on their way out. The one giraffe was back-tracking and being as big as they are, dented the car.
While on holiday in Malaysia, a group of tourists had their clothes stolen by monkeys. They claimed for their lost property.
Skiing holidays can be great, but they are heavily dependent on snow. A woman who bought new skies and headed for the Alps was severely disappointed when she arrived to find that there was very little snow. She put in a claim for the cost of her skies.
Coconuts are falling on my head
While relaxing under a tree in Sri Lanka, a coconut fell on a tourist’s head. She claimed for medical expenses and the insurer covered it. Coconuts falling from trees is common and falling coconuts kill more people than sharks every year.
While on a cruise, a pensioner lost his teeth overboard. He put in a claim for “lost baggage”. People lose stuff overboard all the time, though. In another incident, a couple tried to claim for the camera they lost after trying to recreate that scene from the Titanic.
Leaving the kids to their own devices
While on holiday in Cornwall, a family lost their video camera. How did they lose it? Well, the kids decided to bury it in the sand. They forgot where they buried and searches proved to be futile, so the parents put in a claim for lost property.
Chinese Man Can’t Get Home After Son Draws On Passport
Many parents are so proud of their children’s doodling that they keep them for years, stuck to the fridge or in a scrap book.
One Chinese man may have slightly different feelings towards this particular drawing. His 4-year-old son drew all over his passport, leaving him stuck in South Korea after authorities refused to let him board a plane home, writes Amanda Williams for The Daily Mail.
Child artist leaves father stuck in South Korean airport
The doodle itself is quite charming, but the child could not have chosen a worse place to express his artistic leanings. Border officials were less than impressed with the drawing and the man is stuck at the airport.
Not content with adding a beard to his father’s face, the boy scrawled a series of people and animals onto the passport in black felt tip. The drawing went undiscovered until the man attempted to board a plane back to China at the end of the family trip.
Authorities could not recognize the man from his augmented passport photo and he was stopped at security. His son and the rest of his family boarded the plane without any issues, but the man, known only as Chen, remains in South Korea.
Man posts photo online in appeal for help
Chen took to popular Chinese microblogging site Weibo to appeal for help, posting a photo of his passport online. He asked users for their help and advice as to how he would finally be able to get home.
Among the figures drawn by the boy are a cat, flowers and a few humanoid shapes. His father received a slight makeover, with a beard and some other hair added.
As his family settles back into life in China, the man is presumably waiting for a new passport before he can make his journey home. It might be too soon to laugh about the incident now, but assuming he is allowed to keep the ruined passport he will have a far more storied souvenir affixed to his fridge than most parents.
Fingers crossed he gets back soon enough to congratulate the budding artist he has raised.