A former Michelin Guide inspector said an inspector's life is lonely, underpaid drudgery, driving around France for weeks on end, dining alone, under intense pressure to file detailed reports on strict deadlines, the guide had become lax in its standards, & some famous chefs are "untouchables". wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel…
Jim Coleman, a sportswriter made up the 'curse of Muldoon' to meet an editorial deadline. The curse supposedly prevented the Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League from finishing in first place from 1938 to 1967. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cur…
The Straw Hat Riots ensued in 1922 New York when too many people were wearing their straw hats after the socially acceptable annual deadline to wear straw hats en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str…
Due to a deadline to file a patent, Nike founder Phil Knight chose the brand's name hastily and reluctantly only after it being suggested the same day. businessinsider.com/how-n…
Today I learned about Deadline, 1944 sci-fi story about the use of nuclear bomb. It includes topics such as uranium enrichment, methods of isotopic separation and moral questions about the weapon. Author had no knowledge of Manhattan project and came up with the idea from scientific journals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
According to the Talmud (central text of Rabbinic Judaism and the primary source of Jewish religious law), the 'deadline' by which the Messiah (future redeemer of the Jewish people) must appear is 6000 years from creation, between 29 September 2239 to 16 September 2240. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mes…
A horse, Beau, saved his stablemate, Beatrice, from being put down. The shire horse had collapsed and the owners, unable to lift her, set a deadline for when she'd have to be put down. With 20 mins left, Beau went to Beatrice, bit the back of her neck and helped her stand up. She recovered. telegraph.co.uk/news/2018…
King George V's doctor intentionally overdosed him with morphine and cocaine in order to meet the Times' press deadline of midnight theguardian.com/uk-news/2…
While Stan Lee was in the army he never missed a deadline for Timely Comics(Marvel in the 40s), when he discovered that mail was being withheld from him, he broke into the mailroom, unhinged the mailbox with the screwdriver, and submitted the assignment, which he was nearly jailed for. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Today I learned of H.B. Halicki, who wrote, directed and starred in the original Gone in 60 Seconds (1974). He went on tonmake two more films The Junkman (1982) and Deadline Auto Theft (1983) that are confusingly meta. He died in 1989 while filming a stunt for the movie Gone in 60 Seconds: 2 blogs.dailybreeze.com/his…
The term 'deadline' comes from the American Civil War.Prisoners would have lines drawn around them in the dirt,and if they crossed this line then they would be executed by their guards.Both prisoners and guards soon took to calling this line the 'dead line'. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Neil Armstrong's astronaut application form arrived a week past the deadline. His friend Dick Day saw the late arrival of the application and slipped it into the pile before anyone noticed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nei…
Residents in a select few states (MA, ME, CT, ND, and WI) have an effective tax deadline of up to 4 days beyond April 15, due to Patriots Day observed in those states and Emancipation Day observed in DC. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax…
Verizon received $2.1 billion in tax breaks in PA to wire every house with 45Mbps by 2015. Half of all households were to be wired by 2004. When deadlines weren't met Verizon kept the money. The same thing happened in New York. techdirt.com/articles/201…
While writing Watchmen, Alan Moore began bumping against deadlines. Moore had to pay a taxi driver to drive 50 miles to deliver 2 pages of notes to artist Dave Gibbons because there were no fax machines. ew.com/books/2005/10/21/w…
Zelda: Ocarina of Time's release in Spain was screwed up due to deadline issues, and instead of a proper Spanish translation, the game was instead released in English bundled with a text guide that contained the English dialogue with Spanish translations below. youtu.be/R_saTwX9mKc
Neil Armstrong's astronaut application arrived about a week past the deadline. His friend saw the late arrival of the application and slipped it into the pile before anyone noticed. webcache.googleuserconten…
The deadline for the coming of the Jewish Messiah is only 222 years away(year 2240 or the year 6000 in the jewish calendar) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yea…
There's a barely-known Legend of Zelda game for the SNES that could only be played for four hours in 1997. It was played alongside a broadcast of live voice actors and featured real-time events and deadlines. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sat…
South Park has failed to meet a production deadline only once through the show's history. It was due to a power outage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
"Sesame Street" got its name because at the promotional deadline, "it was the least bad title." Rejected titles included "The Video Classroom," "1-2-3 Avenue B," and "Fun Street.” sesameworkshop.org/our-bl…
The ISS was scheduled to be decommissioned in 2020 (just 2 years!) but deadline was extended to 2024 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
The creators of South Park only start making a new episode 6 days prior to the episode's air date. In 17 seasons, they have only missed the deadline once, when South Park Studios lost power. nydailynews.com/entertain…
The word "deadline" originated from prison camps during war where guards would shoot any prisoner who crossed the "deadline." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
A story published in a scifi magazine prompted an FBI investigation. Deadline told the story of physicists developing a bomb from U-235 and the ethics of using such a bomb. It was published in 1943. blog.nuclearsecrecy.com/2…
A deadline was originally a line outside a prison. If a prisoner crossed it they would get shot theorderexpert.com/2013/0…
Today I learned of Joel Ifergan, who bought a lottery ticket with the winning numbers 13 tenths of a second before the sales deadline. Due to delays in the computer processing it was not registered for another 7 seconds. His numbers won, but he was denied his share of the jackpot. upi.com/Odd_News/2015/01/…
On Dec. 23 1975, President Gerald Ford signed the Metric Conversion Act, which finally gave official federal sanction for the U.S. to convert to using the metric system (but there was never a signed official deadline, which is why it has been an incredibly slow process!). lamar.colostate.edu/~hill…
A California reporter pre-published an "after the fact" story about a lynching led by the then-Mayor-of-Los-Angeles (figuring the guy was going to be lynched after his press deadline) lcweb2.loc.gov/gc/calbk/0…
Francis Millet invented spray painting when he needed a faster way to paint under tight deadlines in preparation for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spr…
There is a thing called Polychronic culture where people value relationships and objectives over deadlines and schedules en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
In 1990 the US Congress gave the Pentagon until 1997 to pass its FIRST financial audit of the Department of Defense(The CFO Act). Congress has since then continued to extend this deadline for the Pentagon, who now has until 2017. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
The village of Whitwell wrote to the mayor of Paris proposing that the village and city be twinned. As no response arrived within the deadline Whitwell unilaterally declared itself twinned, creating road signs stating so. Whitwell also has a population of 41, 54381 times smaller than Paris. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
Planned procrastinations, wherein one waits till the deadline to do something actually has a medical recognition and is reffered to as" Student Syndrome". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stu…
During development of the original Grim Fandango, Tim Schaefer faked a printer error in the final design document to hide the fact that he hadn't designed the final puzzle by the document submission deadline. offworld.com/2008/11/13/t…
During the production of Iron Man 3, RDj could not continue with filming to meet the May deadline, so he was modelled into the film using CGI uk.ign.com/videos/2013/05…
In 1964 Randy Gardner broke the world record for staying awake 11 days. He didn't get listed in Guinness World Records because he missed the submission deadline. hoaxes.org/weblog/comment…
The term deadline comes from the US Civil War, was a simple post and rail fence inside an encampment that kept prisoners about 20 feet away from the stockade's wall...or else civilwar.org/education/hi…
There was a debate in the Canadian chamber of the house in 1956 about a proposed pipeline deadline that got so heated, Liberal MP Lorne MacDougall died on the floor. The deadline that caused the stress-related death turned out to be inconsequential. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pip…
Writer and director Stephen Gaghan convinced Warner Bros. to provide him with an unlimited research budget and no deadline when he began research for the film Syriana. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syr…
The etymology of 'deadline'. It was the line around a military prison, which, if crossed, the prisoner might get shot. etymonline.com/index.php?…
The Corwin Amendment, proposed in 1861 in order to preserve the institution of slavery, is technically *still* pending for ratification since Congress submitted it without a deadline en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
During the Philippine-American war American soldiers gave Philippine citizens identification and forced them into concentration camps, after a certain deadline everyone found outside the camps was shot on sight en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
The term 'deadline' originally meant a line in Civil War prison camps; if someone stepped over the line he/she would be shot to death by the prison guards ipowerproject.com/profile…
Animes like Princess Mononoke incorporated CGI into their films to add "elegance" (and meet deadlines). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay…
Cleve Cartmill predicted a chain-reaction-type nuclear bomb in his 1944 science fiction story "Deadline," which led to the FBI investigating him, due to concern over a potential breach of security on the Manhattan Project. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cle…
Ronnie Earle the former district attorney of Travis County, TX, once prosecuted himself for improper campaign finance reporting. He missed the deadline by one day. csmonitor.com/2004/1203/p…
The origin of the term "deadline" was most likely influenced by an 1864 do-not-cross line in Civil War prisons. etymonline.com/index.php?…
Neil Armstrong missed the astronaut application deadline by a week. It was "slipped into the pile" before the selection panel's first meeting. books.google.com/books?id…
How your face is made and there's a deadline for this process youtube.com/watch?v=wFY_K…
The historical definition of "deadline" is quite literal. wordreference.com/definit…
The US tax filing deadline used to be March 15. In 1955 it was moved to April 15 to spread out the workload of IRS employees processing returns. money.howstuffworks.com/p…
The word deadline comes from the line surrounding the inside of prison camp walls during the civil war. Anybody who crossed said line was immediately shot dead by the guards. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
The lyrics for the song "I Hear a Symphony" had to be written with a deadline of less than a day! songwriteruniverse.com/hd…
Tax deadline is Tuesday the 17th this year b/c of an obscure DC holiday! Score for procrastinators! johnston-ia.patch.com/art…
Oliver Sacks once pledged to kill himself if he didn't finish his book by the deadline. He finished a day early. radiolab.org/2011/mar/08/

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