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Jimi Hendrix’s contract for Woodstock stipulated that no act could play after him. The scheduled performance times went so far off that he didn’t take the stage until 9am Monday morning. Most people had already left, and only about 10,000 people actually saw him play.

Losing an hour of sleep when daylight savings puts the clocks forward causes a 25% increase in heart attacks on the following Monday. They reduce by 21% when clocks go back.

In my opinion, it is useful to put together a list of the most interesting details from trusted sources that I've come across. Here are 50 of the best facts about Monday I managed to collect.

  1. The Sopranos" was so accurate that on Monday morning when the FBI listened to their wiretaps the real mob would be discussing the show and thought they had somebody on the inside. They couldn't believe how accurate the show was.

  2. Germany has mandatory quiet time from 1pm to 3pm and 10pm to 6am Monday- Saturday and all day Sundays and holidays.

  3. Matthew McConaughey’s father told him “When I go, it’ll be makin’ love to your mother.” Sure enough, the prediction came true and he passed away having sex at 3am on a Monday morning.

  4. Woody Allen has consistently refused to attend the Oscars or acknowledge his Oscar wins. His publicly given reason is his standing engagement to play clarinet in a Monday night ensemble.

  5. US election day is always held on a Tuesday because in 1845 farmers often needed a full day to travel by horse-drawn vehicles to the county seat to vote. Farmers would leave Monday, vote on Tuesday and be back in time for market day, which was on Wednesday.

  6. The color of the plastic tag on bread actually means something. They indicate the day of the week on which the loaf was baked: Monday - Blue, Tuesday - Green, Thursday - Red, Friday - White, Saturday - Yellow.

  7. In 1969, George Harrison rage quit The Beatles. John Lennon suggested they invite Harrison's long-time friend to replace him, but they feared the possible new member had more clout than even The Beatles. Harrison returned by Monday, dissolving the matter of whether or not to hire Eric Clapton.

  8. " the most aggressive drivers on the road are men between the ages of 35 and 50 who drive blue BMWs", a 2013 study found. Drivers are the most obnoxious at 5:45pm on Friday, then early Monday morning. Drivers of Land Rovers, Audis, and Subarus are also among the most aggressive.

  9. FedEx's current CEO and founder Frederick W. Smith didn't have enough money to keep the company afloat, he took the remaining 5k and brought it to Vegas and by Monday morning they had 32k, enough to fuel their planes and stay in business long enough for another round of funding.

  10. In 1979 a 16 year old girl sniped kids from her window with a .22 caliber rifle given to her for christimas just to liven up her monday.

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My pedometer reflects my mood before and after my girlfriend moved 300 miles away on Monday

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Bike rides in Cologne on Monday morning

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Brenda Spencer, who shot up an elementary school at age 16, killing two and injuring eight children and a cop. When questioned why she did it, she simply said, "I don't like Mondays."

Because of Daylight Savings Time and the loss of an hour of sleep, the Monday after clocks ‘Spring Forward’ sees an increase in fatal traffic accidents. - source

Prince wrote The Bangles' 1986 hit "Manic Monday". It was rumored by various writers that Prince gave the song to The Bangles rhythm guitarist Susanna Hoffs so that she would sleep with him. - source

During a 1978 Monday Night Football game, to fill dead air, Howard Cosell commented on a delicious new snack he was eating, thus stadium nachos went mainstream.

IKEA offers free all you can eat breakfast on Mondays from the time they open until 11:00 AM. No purchase necessary. - source

In 1998 and 2001, Japan modified a number of national holidays in order to place them on Mondays and create three day weekends. This is referred to as the Happy Monday System.

Some people are upset that Memorial day was changed in 1968 to be the last Monday of May rather than the 30th, saying: "Changing the date merely to create three-day weekends has undermined the very meaning of the day."

There is a 17-percent increase in traffic fatalities on the Monday after clocks spring forward

Since there is an exact number of weeks in a 400-year period (20,871 weeks), the day of the week exactly 400 years ago was the same as it is today. Thus, October 26, 1615 was a Monday.

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How an 18-year old NEET in Germany spends his Monday

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A Case of the Mondays: Plot of Coworker Tardiness Over a 5 Week Period

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“Meatless Monday” was originated by the FDA in WWI to help support the war effort, by limiting the need to ration by the military, and feed the people of Europe.

In 1998 and 2001, Japan enacted a set of modifications to Japanese law called the "Happy Monday System,” which schedules as many state holidays as possible on Mondays to create three-day weekends for those that normally work a five-day work week.

The third Monday in January is typically considered to be ‘Blue Monday’, allegedly the most depressing day of the year. Factors contributing to this theory include: debt, miserable weather, post-Christmas blues, failing New Year’s resolutions and low motivation.

In San Jose, Costa Rica, you are allowed to drive only 6 days a week by law. The last letter/number on your license plate corresponds to your banned day (Monday-Friday)

Japan tries to make public holidays take place on Monday to create 3-day weekends for people.

Watch companies have an "official time" at which every watch is set before being photographed. Timex watches are always set to 10:09:36, while Rolex watches are always set to 10:10:31 on Monday the 28th.

Ethiopia does not use the Gregorian calendar. Today (Monday) the date in Ethiopia is March 26th, 2008.

Arnold Schwarzenegger made an appearance on Monday Night Football as the NY Jets were down 30-7 late in the third quarter. Half the fans had left the stadium yet he claimed NY would come back and "terminate" the Dolphins. The Jets scored 30 points in the 4th quarter and won

The notorious quote from "Snakes on a Plane" was edited for TV to "I have had it with these monkey-fighting snakes on this Monday-to-Friday plane!"

I Don't Like Mondays" by the Boomtown Rats was inspired by Brenda Spencer, the first modern school shooter.

Back in 2000, chef Anthony Bourdain said he never ate fish on Mondays because, in NYC, fresh fish is delivered on Tuesdays and the fish might be 5 days old. Now, because of changes in the restaurant business, he says that is no longer the case.

Rhode Island is the only state that marks the end of WW2 with a public holiday ("Victory Day"). It is observed on the second Monday in August.

In Britain Boxing Day is a bank holiday and has been since 1871. British banks also stay closed on Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, Whitmonday, and the last Monday in August.

On a Saturday in 1945, a B-25 crashed into the Empire State Building. Despite the damage and loss of life, the building was open for business the following Monday.

Heart attacks increase by 25 percent the Monday after daylight savings time.

The Meme Stock Exchange is a real thing and will be opening for the first time on Monday.

In 1971, the date October 12th no longer marked the holiday. It was changed to the second Monday in October. This is also the Canadian Thanksgiving, which was fixed in 1959).

Black Monday took place on Easter Monday (1360) during the Hundred Years' War, when a freak hail storm struck and killed an estimated 1,000 English soldiers. The storm was so devastating that it caused more English casualties than any of the previous battles of the war.

UPS provided charter passenger service in the late 1990s. They would install passenger interiors in five of their cargo aircraft each Friday, then fly to/from tropical destinations during the weekend, and convert the planes back to cargo by Monday afternoon.

Blue Monday by New Order is the biggest selling 12-inch single of all time.

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