Monday, October 31, 2016

There's Late... and then There's This

Last Tuesday, a patron returned an overdue copy of William Shirer's "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich." How overdue was it? 15,531 days:
"It's a notable thing. Doesn't happen very often. I've been in libraries for 30 years and this is the most extreme overdue book I'm aware of," explains Guilderland Library Director Tim Wiles.

It's unclear why, exactly, the patron kept the book for so long. But it seems this chronicle of Nazi Germany now has a history of its own.

Late fees for a book that's 15,531 days overdue total $3,106.20.
Speaking over "overdue," the Cubs are thankfully still in the World Series, after yesterday's win at Wrigley. The Indians lead by 1 game in the series. Though 538 gives the Cubs a 52% probability of winning game 6, they predict the Indians will win game 7 (55% probability) and the World Series (76% probability). Guess we'll have to just wait and see...

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