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Sunday, 14 September 2014


Our weeks have seven days because the ancient Babylonians had one day for each known celestial body: the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn.

Monday is the only day of the week that is an anagram of a single word: ‘dynamo’.

The day of the week Tuesday is named after Tiw, the Norse god of single combat, victory and glory. Tiw is associated with Mars, the Roman god of war, which is why the day is Mardi in French, Martes in Spanish and Martedi in Italian.

The actress Tuesday Weld was born on a Friday.

According to a survey in 2002, Tuesday is the most productive day of the week in the workplace.

Wednesday is named after Woden, the most important God in the German pantheon, often identified with the Norse God Odin.  Woden and Odin are also associated with the Roman god Mercury, which is why the French call Wednesday Mercredi and the Spanish Miercoles.

The Japanese for Wednesday translates as ‘Water day’ as the planet Mercury was known as the ‘water star’.

In German, Wednesday (Mittwoch) is the only day of the week not ending in ‘tag’ (day).

The Wednesday before Easter is known as ‘Spy Wednesday’ referring to Judas’s betrayal of Jesus.

Submarine crews do not use a typical 24 hour day, one day lasts 18 hours.

A day on the Moon is so slow that you could outrun the sun in a car and stay in perpetual sunlight.

Here is a list of songs with days of the week in the title

Source Daily Express

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