Man Blames Library Book’s Tardy Return On World War II

We’re sure librarians have heard plenty of creative excuses for late library books over the years, but World War II provided quite a unique reason for an Estonian man who recently returned a book 69 years late. He says aerial bombing that damaged the library was part of the reason he wasn’t able to return it earlier. The library says it won’t charge him a late fee, even though he offered to do so. Whew. [Associated Press]