21 Surprising Facts about Monday

It’s a universally recognized fact that Mondays suck. What’s worse than hauling yourself out of bed and mourning the death of the weekend? Only to then make the long commute to work where you sit in an office all day wishing it was still Sunday, and praying that Friday would come quickly.

Suffice to say, there aren’t plenty of positive facts about Mondays, but there are a few, and here’s 22 of them!

Best day to buy a new car

Monday is the best day to buy a new car. Studies have shown that some people will avoid buying a car on a weekend, as these are the busiest days for car salespeople. This means people will buy cars on Mondays as they’re often guaranteed to get more of the salesperson’s time and attention, and thus a better deal.

Most likely day for U.S. Stock Market to Rise

Another positive fact about Mondays is that it is statistically the most likely day that the U.S. Stock Market will rise, rather than fall.

Average U.K. person won’t crack a smile until 11:16 A.M

But it’s not all happiness on Mondays – a study conducted by Marmite in 2011 showed that the average U.K. person won’t crack a smile until 11:16 A.M.

Most people are 30% less productive

It has also been found that the productivity of workers is at its all-time low on Mondays. With people being up to 30% less productive on a Monday, it has shown they often only manage 3.5 hours of work throughout the day.

Most people do their online shopping

Monday is the day of the week when most people do their online shopping. I’d hazard a guess to say that’s a lot of unproductive, demotivated, bored employees shopping online at work!

Day of the Moon

The name for Monday comes from the Old English word “Mōnandæg,” and the Middle English “Monenday.” It is originally a translation of Latin “dies lunae” meaning “day of the Moon.”

Slang term used to describe a heavy sledgehammer

In the U.K., “Monday” is a slang term used to describe a large and heavy sledgehammer.

Boomtown Rats song I Don’t Like Mondays was inspired by a shooting spree in America by killer Brenda Spencer

The Boomtown Rats song I Don’t Like Mondays was inspired by a shooting spree in America by killer Brenda Spencer. When questioned by the police about her motivations for the murder spree she answered ‘I don’t like Mondays.’

In 2012 and 2018, there were 53 Mondays in the year

This occurrence won’t happen again until 2024.

Average person moans for 34 minutes

A study in 2011 showed that the average person moans for 34 minutes on a Monday, compared to the 22 minutes on other days.

Monday is the day of the week when you will weigh the most

Almost 50% of employees are late to work

Professionals over 40 are the biggest demographic to suffer more stress

Socializing is part of the reason why Mondays suck so much

Researchers have found that being away from a work-related social group for a weekend makes us feel like we need to secure our place in our social work environment. The same researchers also say that because of this, Monday morning gossiping at work is an important aspect of helping us get through the day.

Plan a holiday to get over the “Monday Blues”

A study once revealed the best ways to get over the “Monday Blues” are by watching TV, online shopping, buying chocolate, and planning a holiday.

Commonly considered “suicide day”

Where most people take their own lives.

There is a marked 20% increase of heart attacks

“Heart attack day” also takes place on Monday’s when there is a marked 20% increase of heart attacks.

Least rainy day of the week

Surprisingly, Mondays are the least rainy day of the week. Although the exact science behind this is unknown, researchers believe it is due to the decrease in man-made pollution over the weekend.

Most sleep deprived day

You look less attractive on a Monday

You look less attractive on a Monday. Or at least you think you do. One study showed that American people of all ages feel at their least attractive on a Monday.

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