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.

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.”

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.

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.