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In 2000, when the cast of "Friends" wouldn't come down from their $1,050,000/episode salary demands, NBC produced promos saying "You've loved them for seven years, see how it all ends with the series finale of Friends this Thursday". The cast agreed to lower salaries.

Last Thursdayism, a belief that the universe was created last Thursday, and it is absolutely impossible to disprove.

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 Thursday I managed to collect.

  1. 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.

  2. Thursday is National Cuban Sandwich Day, a “holiday” invented by a newspaper reporter in Florida to prove a point about how easy it is to invent dumb food holidays. Despite that, Cuban Sandwich Day continues to appear on calendars and is celebrated annually by restaurants around the world.

  3. Dubai has a TGI Thursday's instead of TGI Friday's

  4. In 1979 silver prices increase 712%. Caused by the Hunt's Brothers owning close to 1/3 of the independently owned silver in the world. Later causing a crash in the market called Silver Thursday.

  5. 'Bloody Friday', the 2008 worldwide stock market crash occurred 79 years to the day of 'Black Thursday', the stock market crash that kicked off the Great Depression

  6. When the Gregorian calendar was implemented in 1582, Thursday 4 October was followed by Friday 15 October, to adjust to the new calendar.

  7. MySpace Attracts 51 million Users a Month, Thanks to 'Throwback Thursday'

  8. Thanksgiving as we know it today was started by George Washington, and made a federal holiday by Abraham Lincoln, and later moved to the last Thursday of November by FDR

  9. The writers of 'Murder She Wrote', when moved to Thursday against 'Friends' wrote an episode where the murder occurred on the set of a fictional show called 'Buds'

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My Nest kept cycling the heat on and off until I fixed it Thursday morning.

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My Nest kept cycling the heat on and off every few minutes until I fixed it Thursday morning

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On Thursday, December 1st, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat and got into an argument with the bus driver James Blake. He threatened to have her arrested. She was arrested and charged according to the Montgomery City code regarding segregation laws.

Ascension Day is also referred to as Holy Thursday, and Ascension Thursday.

After Sunday (the Sun) and Monday (the Moon), every day of the week is named after Anglo-Saxon derivatives of mythical gods. i.e. Wednesday after Woden, or Odin, Thursday after Thor, and so on. - source

Many parts of Germany ban dancing on Good Friday. "The strictest bans start at 4 a.m. on Thursday and run through Saturday."

Other countries that celebrate Thanksgiving include: Germany - they celebrate the Harvest Thanksgiving Festival in early October; Grenada - they celebrate Thanksgiving Day on October 25th; Korea - they celebrate Korean Thanksgiving Day in late September or early October; Japan - they celebrate Labor Thanksgiving on November 23rd; Liberia - they celebrate Thanksgiving on the first Thursday of November; and Norfolk Island celebrates Thanksgiving on the last Wednesday of November.

In the Middle Ages, married couples were not to have sex on Sundays (the Lord’s Day), nor on Thursdays or Fridays (which were used to prepare for Communion). There were also lengthy periods of required abstinence around holy events (like Lent) which could last from 15 to 60 days.

Father's Day (or Men's Day) in Germany is celebrated by men going on hikes while pulling wagons full of beer, wine and perhaps ham. Alcohol consumption is so integral that while being celebrated on Thursday, the following Friday is usually taken off as well, making it a 4-day weekend.

December 30, 2011 did not exist in Somoa. Samoa crossed over the International Date Line to better match the time zones of New Zealand, Australia and China, to improve business. Somoa went from Thursday December 29th directly to Saturday December 31st, skipping Friday December 30th completely.

In 1945 John Steinbeck's book Cannery Row was published, followed by The Wayward Bus (1947), The Pearl (1947), A Russian Journal (1948), Burning Bright in 1950, The Log from the Sea of Cortez (1951), East of Eden in 1952, Sweet Thursday in 1954, The Short Reign of Pippin IV in 1957, Once There Was a War in 1958, The Winter of Our Discontent in 1961, and Travels with Charley: In Search of America in 1962.

Musician Mark Mothersbaugh described work on Pee Wee's Playhouse as "Really chaotic. They'd send tape on Tuesday, I'd write music on Wednesday, record music on Thursday and we'd watch it on TV Saturday. Instead of writing an album once a year I was writing an album's worth of music in one week."

About Fat Thursday, which is a Polish tradition to eat loads of sweets and cakes on the last Thursday before Lent

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My Facebook Friends sorted and labelled by groupsProcrastination level over 9000 (exam on thursday :-/ )

Interesting facts about thursday

In the 1930's FDR moved Thanksgiving to the second-to-last Thursday in November (today) to increase Christmas shopping. Everyone hated the idea and the day became known as Franksgiving.

Some countries celebrate Ascension Day (Thursday) as a public holiday, which results in many workers taking a long weekend from work.

In 1863, Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November to be the national day for Thanksgiving.

On the third day it was announced that the draft was suspended, which placated many of the rioters, although violence continued through Thursday.

According to data from Foursquare, the first Thursday in February is Fall Off the Wagon Day, the day when the uptick in check-ins to fast-food restaurants meets the downturn of check-ins to gyms.

Last Thursdayism is the belief that the universe, in it's entirety, came into being last Thursday.

The actual Last Supper was on Thursday according to the theologists and on Wednesday according to the scientists. The most probable date according to latter is April 1, 33.

There is a holiday in Greece called Tsiknopempti, or Smelly Thursday, a day when large amounts of roasted and cooked meats are eaten all day, in preparation for the start of Lent.

Several Islamic countries that used to have Thursday-Friday as their weekend changed it to Friday-Saturday to be more in line with international markets, while still having Friday free for prayer

Why elections are held on Thursdays. As most people were paid on Fridays they didn't want drunken people voting, also they did not want Sunday sermons influencing people's decisions.

In 1582 countries that adopted the Gregorian calendar skipped 10 days (Thursday, October 4 was followed by Friday, October 15)

On Thursday, December 14, 1961, a Union Pacific train crashed into a school bus at 80 miles per hour, killing 20 schoolchildren. This story was retold in The Rocky Mountain News, titled “The Crossing”.

Jason Voorhees date of birth was Jun 13 1946. Thursday the 13th

Iceland didn't receive TV broadcasts on Thursdays until 1987.

Franksgiving" was coined in 1939 after FDR divided the country by moving Thanksgiving to the next to last Thursday in November as an attempt to boost retail sales. He reversed the decision in 1941 after half the country refused to celebrate it.

The the Pope washes and kisses prisoners' feet in a Christian ritual that takes place on Thursdays before Easter

The most common day for a baby to be born in the US is Thursday.

The largest assembly of people in America after 9/11 was a WWE Smackdown Live show on the Thursday that same week. Over 10,000 people packed a Houston, Texas stadium in a time where mass assemblies were discouraged in fear.

Thursday was named after Thor, the god of thunder.

This is our collection of basic interesting facts about Thursday. The fact lists are intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with new realities. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, riddles, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. Whatever your case, learn the truth of the matter why is Thursday so important!

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