As we ponder the intricacies of string theory and the multiverse, we find ourselves consumed and utterly mesmerized by the duality in nature. I was watching the 1979 American classic “The Jerk” when I realized David Rubenstein could just as easily have been cast as Navin Johnson, a young white man who believed he was born a poor black child in Mississippi. I flipped between their photos, Steve Martin and David Rubenstein. Steve Martin. David Rubenstein. Both born into the zodiac sign of the Leo just shy of 5 years apart? Could it be? The chair of the Board of Trustees was actually Steve Martin? After 6 months of research I present to you many more cases like this at the highest echelons of Duke administration and faculty. Are they twins? Triplets? Were they torn from parallel universes forced into one timeline? You decide.

 

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Duke Trustee, David Rubenstein and comedian Steve Martin

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Producer and Duke Professor,  9th Wonder and Mos Def aka Yasiin Bey aka Dante Terrell Smith
father and son
Political science brain Prof. Peter Feaver and Edward Snowden
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Sitting duck President of Duke, Richard Brodhead and literal sitting duck, Prince Charles.

 

Dr. Paul Modrich, Nobel Prize Winner and Colonel Sanders, Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
Dr. Paul Modrich, Nobel Prize Winner and Colonel Sanders, Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
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NBA Comissioner and Board of Trustees member, Adam Silver and Nosferatu
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VP for Student “Affairs”, Larry Moneta and producer Brian Grazer
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Former Duke NASCAR driver Tallman Trask, and Dr. Nefario from Despicable Me
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Beloved Duke Economics Professor and textbook model, Thomas Nechyba and Stephen King
Prof. Cliff cunningham, published on cover of Nature once and Kyle MacLachlan
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Duke Canine Lab PI, Brain Hare and actual dog from the hit TV show Silicon Valley, TJ Miller
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Cell Biologist and Provost, Dr. Sally Kornbluth and Peppermint Patty

 

and finally  *drumroll*

Brothers of KA, Grayson Allen, Ted Cruz, Swiss villain Philippe, Kevin Malone, and Greg Isdaner former Dallas Cowboy
Brothers of [name of fraternity redacted] :  Grayson Allen, Ted Cruz, Swiss villain Philippe, Kevin Malone, and Greg Isdaner former Dallas Cowboy

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