We all look alike to someone who doesn't care about the fine details in life. There is an old saying that goes, "Every living person in the world has a doppelganger (a double or twin) that could pass for them."
But when you actually meet your doppelganger in person you realize you don't resemble at all. You don't even look like you could pass for sisters. The fact that others think you do is puzzling and even insulting.
Imagine how actress Thandie Newton (pictured left) felt when British socialite and fashion designer Victoria Beckham confused her for actress Zoe Saldana.
“Recently I was in SoulCycle in L.A. and Victoria Beckham who I have actually met a few times was there,” the British actress told Graham Norton.
She said they spoke for a few minutes before she realized Beckham had mistaken her for Guardians of the Galaxy star, Saldana, who was pregnant with twins at the time.
“We were chatting away when she said, ‘It’s so great that you are here when you are pregnant.’ I said, ‘I actually had my baby a couple of months ago.’
“We carried on chatting and it was obvious she thought I was someone else so I said, ‘Do you think I am Zoe Saldana?'"
Newton added: “Victoria was absolutely mortified! It was actually okay as Zoe is a rare beauty, but really? Up close? Come on! And, I am British!"
Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman must also grin and bear it as people who never met him claim he has a twin halfway around the world.
Suleiman Abdulfatai, left, whose Twitter username is @fhatoh_s, didn't even see the Black Panther film when it was released in theaters.
He said he went to see it after people began referring to him as King of the fictional African nation Wakanda due to his cursory resemblance to Boseman.
Abdulfatai, 31, posted his selfie on Twitter.com where it went viral as others picked up on his slight resemblance to Boseman.
Like Newton and Saldana, there is definitely not enough of a resemblance to mistake Abdulfatai for Boseman.
But Twitter users pride themselves on making the connection between two strangers who don't really don't look alike at all.
And we wonder why so many innocent people are locked up for years due to false identification.