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TBT! The Doppelganger Fight Club

(1/23/2016) Do you want to find your doppelganger? The word doppelganger is German and literally means double walker — as in a ghost or shadow of yourself. In September of 2009 (yes, 2009) I wrote this post about doppelgangers. I speculated on the possibilities, good and bad,  of each of us possibly having a twin out there that looks just like us.

Picture courtesy of BusinessInsider.com

Picture courtesy of BusinessInsider.com

Two Nicholas Cages making movies? How awful would that be? I think finding another me would be awesome. Maybe we could take turns going to work or running errands or doing yardwork. We could run for President and Vice-President and easily defeat Donald Trump.

Sadly, until just yesterday I thought that the only way to meet my doppelganger was to wander the Earth for eternity, hoping to run into him, or her, by chance. Not anymore! Yesterday I found this article about people finding their doppelgangers.

See that picture? Those two women found each other through a website that helps anyone find their own doppelganger. The women even did genetic testing to see if they were related, and guess what? They’re not even likely to be remotely related, meaning that they are truly doppelgangers.

The website, TwinStrangers.net, for  $3.99 ( or 2.79 GBP) lets you upload your image to a database and then you select your age range and types of facial features, such as snub nose, curved eyebrows,  round face etc. (Why they didn’t name the site Doppelgangers ‘R Us is beyond me) The program will then search for others who have identified the same age range and features and allow you to peruse their images for a match!

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These were two of my potential matches. Do those two guys look like me? Maybe a little, but I’m way better looking and smarter. I’m pretty sure I could take them in a fight if it comes to that. How fun would it be to watch a doppelganger fight? That would make a great reality show wouldn’t it? The Doppelgänger Fight Club! Would you be able to punch yourself in the face?

Initially when I signed up it gave me five possible doppelgangers that I quickly ruled out. Then today, I adjusted the filters a little and got those two dopes. For your $3.99 you get to use the website for 6 months. After the ABC News feature the other day I’m sure that there are probably a lot of people signing up, so I’m going to continue my search for my Vice-Presidential candidate or evil twin.

If you’re up for a little fun, I want you to sign up too and report how it goes on your blog, or if you don’t have a blog, e-mail me and I’ll add your story to my planned periodic updates here. Let me know in the comments if you plan to sign up. C’mon! Somebody take me up on this. We could start a Doppelganger Club that would have meetings and go on cruises together. We’d all plan ways to screw with other people like twins do.

I hope you and your doppelganger have a great weekend! ~Phil

The Doppelganger Fight Club

Do you want to find your doppelganger? The word doppelganger is German and literally means double walker — as in a ghost or shadow of yourself. In September of 2009 (yes, 2009) I wrote this post about doppelgangers. I speculated on the possibilities, good and bad,  of each of us possibly having a twin out there that looks just like us.

Picture courtesy of BusinessInsider.com

Picture courtesy of BusinessInsider.com

Two Nicholas Cages making movies? How awful would that be? I think finding another me would be awesome. Maybe we could take turns going to work or running errands or doing yardwork. We could run for President and Vice-President and easily defeat Donald Trump.

Sadly, until just yesterday I thought that the only way to meet my doppelganger was to wander the Earth for eternity, hoping to run into him, or her, by chance. Not anymore! Yesterday I found this article about people finding their doppelgangers.

See that picture? Those two women found each other through a website that helps anyone find their own doppelganger. The women even did genetic testing to see if they were related, and guess what? They’re not even likely to be remotely related, meaning that they are truly doppelgangers.

The website, TwinStrangers.net, for  $3.99 ( or 2.79 GBP) lets you upload your image to a database and then you select your age range and types of facial features, such as snub nose, curved eyebrows,  round face etc. (Why they didn’t name the site Doppelgangers ‘R Us is beyond me) The program will then search for others who have identified the same age range and features and allow you to peruse their images for a match!

2016-01-23 (1)

These were two of my potential matches. Do those two guys look like me? Maybe a little, but I’m way better looking and smarter. I’m pretty sure I could take them in a fight if it comes to that. How fun would it be to watch a doppelganger fight? That would make a great reality show wouldn’t it? The Doppelgänger Fight Club! Would you be able to punch yourself in the face?

Initially when I signed up it gave me five possible doppelgangers that I quickly ruled out. Then today, I adjusted the filters a little and got those two dopes. For your $3.99 you get to use the website for 6 months. After the ABC News feature the other day I’m sure that there are probably a lot of people signing up, so I’m going to continue my search for my Vice-Presidential candidate or evil twin.

If you’re up for a little fun, I want you to sign up too and report how it goes on your blog, or if you don’t have a blog, e-mail me and I’ll add your story to my planned periodic updates here. Let me know in the comments if you plan to sign up. C’mon! Somebody take me up on this. We could start a Doppelganger Club that would have meetings and go on cruises together. We’d all plan ways to screw with other people like twins do.

I hope you and your doppelganger have a great weekend! ~Phil

TBT! Two Phils are Better than One! Or Are They?

(06/28/2014) Doppelganger: German for “double walker”, a shadow self that is thought to accompany every person. Some believe that only someone who knows the original person can also see the Doppelganger. Still others subscribe to the “evil twin” theory that doppelgangers behave in a manner directly opposite to the original person.

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That picture is allegedly of a Civil War soldier who looks like Nicholas Cage. Yikes, the possibility of two Nicholas Cages making movies is frightening!

As of this writing, the world population is roughly 7,243,171,955. Is it possible that somewhere out there is another carbon copy of each of us? Are they living a parallel life somewhere else? Or, if each of us has both male and female genes, could we have a doppelganger of the opposite sex? Do we ever meet or see our own doppelganger? If we did and they were the opposite sex, would we be attracted to them? Would they be our “soul mate”? Or would it be more of a brother/sister feeling?

If the “evil twin” theory holds true, what do we do, knowing that the more good we do in life, the more evil our doppelganger will perpetrate? If we save a life, our doppelganger would take a life. If you met your evil twin, what would you do if you knew they were evil? If your evil twin is bent on destroying you, could you kill your own doppelganger? Would doing so destroy you both? Do we need a doppelganger? A balance? A cosmic yin and yang that makes the world go round?

How do we know that we are actually not the doppelganger? The shadow self for someone else? Could you be the evil twin and not know it? I wonder if my doppelganger is out there writing a blog too? What if he’s writing a blog about his embarrassing doppelganger that he hates? I doubt it. I imagine that me and my doppelganger would each think the other is awesome and we’d hang out. Talk about the ultimate wingman! This whole thing gives me a serious novel idea. I got dibs, so don’t even think about it. And if I did have a female doppelganger, you know she would be really hot. What would you do if you met your doppelganger? Do you think you’d like them?

If you’ve read this far I think you’re awesome.. If you come back tomorrow when I have a very special guest interview you’ll make it onto my very exclusive Top Ten Humans kist. . As always, if you enjoy #ThePhilFactor feel free to share by the social media buttons below. Have a great Thursday! ~Phil

 

Two Phils are Better Than One, or Are They?

Doppelganger: German for “double walker”, a shadow self that is thought to accompany every person. Some believe that only someone who knows the original person can also see the Doppelganger. Still others subscribe to the “evil twin” theory that doppelgangers behave in a manner directly opposite to the original person.

nicola10

That picture is allegedly of a Civil War soldier who looks like Nicholas Cage. Yikes, the possibility of two Nicholas Cages making movies is frightening!

As of this writing, the world population is roughly 7,243,171,955. Is it possible that somewhere out there is another carbon copy of each of us? Are they living a parallel life somewhere else? Or, if each of us has both male and female genes, could we have a doppelganger of the opposite sex? Do we ever meet or see our own doppelganger? If we did and they were the opposite sex, would we be attracted to them? Would they be our “soul mate”? Or would it be more of a brother/sister feeling?

If the “evil twin” theory holds true, what do we do, knowing that the more good we do in life, the more evil our doppelganger will perpetrate? If we save a life, our doppelganger would take a life. If you met your evil twin, what would you do if you knew they were evil? If your evil twin is bent on destroying you, could you kill your own doppelganger? Would doing so destroy you both? Do we need a doppelganger? A balance? A cosmic yin and yang that makes the world go round?

How do we know that we are actually not the doppelganger? The shadow self for someone else? Could you be the evil twin and not know it? I wonder if my doppelganger is out there writing a blog too? What if he’s writing a blog about his embarrassing doppelganger that he hates? I doubt it. I imagine that me and my doppelganger would each think the other is awesome and we’d hang out. Talk about the ultimate wingman! This whole thing gives me a serious novel idea. I got dibs, so don’t even think about it. And if I did have a female doppelganger, you know she would be really hot. What would you do if you met your doppelganger? Do you think you’d like them?

As always, if you enjoy #ThePhilFactor feel free to share by the social media buttons below. Have a great Saturday! ~Phil