Top 10 Facts About Wednesday : Wednesday is the day of the week following Tuesday and before Thursday. According to international standard ISO 8601 adopted in most western countries it is the third day of the week. In countries that use the Sunday-first convention Wednesday is defined as the fourth day of the week.
It is the fourth day of the week in the Judeo-Christian calendar as well, and was defined so in the ancient Mesopotamian and biblical calendars.
The name Wednesday continues Middle English Wednesdei. Old English still had wōdnesdæg, which would be continued as *Wodnesday
Interesting Facts About Wednesdays
1. “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.
2. According to research by a tanning company, women look oldest at 3.30pm on Wednesdays. Yes, this research was done by a fairness cream company.
3. A recent survey in the US reported that bosses are most receptive to requests on a Wednesday.
4. The daughter in the Addams Family is called Wednesday Addams.
5. Wednesday has the best Hoboken wine specials.
6. There are movies on Pier A every Wednesday night during the summer.
7. Sheffield Wednesday began as The Wednesday Cricket Club in 1820. The name came from the day of the week when they played their matches.
8. Charles Addams said he chose the name because “Wednesday’s child is full of woe”.
9. The Wednesday before Easter is known as ‘Spy Wednesday’ referring to Judas’s betrayal of Jesus.
10. It is also referred as ‘hump day’ because this day comes in middle of the week and after that its downhill towards weekend.