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RTE’s “The Late Late Show” is the world’s second-longest-running talk show.
Neil Armstrong’s NASA application was late by a week. If it weren’t for his friend, dck Day’s effort to secretly slip his application it into the pile, he would have been rejected.
Unlike almost every other bird, these actually become noisier as the day progresses with the late afternoon being their preferred period for calling.
In 1908 the Imperial Russian Olympic Team arrived in London 12 days too late for the games because they were not using the Gregorian calendar yet.
The Sunrise in parts of China can be as late as 10 AM because the country joined its five time zones into a single one.
A heartbroken Argentine farmer spent decades cultivating a guitar-shaped forest to honor his late wife.
The most overdue library book was returned 288 years late.
The idea of creating Netflix came after his creator got a late fee of about US$40 for Apollo 13.
As late as 1985, doctors believed babies didn’t feel pain and conducted surgeries with no anesthesia.
The word “shit” was said on British TV for the first time in the late 1960s.
In the late 1920s, Lucky Strikes sold the cigarettes as a route to thinness for women. The sales increased by more than 300%.
A fifth of all U.S. airlines flights in 2014 arrived late.
During the 16th century and until the late 19th, young boys in the Western world wore gowns or dresses up until the age of eight.
As late as 1850, most shoes were made on absolutely straight lasts, with no difference between the right and the left shoe.
The British coined the term “Soccer” in the late 1800s, not America.
A secretary once told Steve Jobs she was late for work because her car wouldn’t start. That afternoon, Jobs threw her a set of keys for a brand new Jaguar, saying: “Here, don’t be late anymore.”
The late King Olav V of Norway used public transportation and always paid the tickets.
In late 19th-Century, millions of American children learned in school that just one taste of alcohol could lead to blindness, madness or even spontaneous combustion.
The Dalai Lama was on the CIA’s payroll from the late 1950s until 1974, reportedly receiving US$180,000 a year.
When a church in Nebraska exploded in 1950, not one of the fifteen people who were supposed to be there for choir practice was injured because every member of the choir was late arriving for practice that evening.