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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.

The original inventor of LEGO used to "spend the whole of every Wednesday in a different nursery school, sitting on the floor and playing with the children, to find out exactly what type of toys would be of the greatest interest to them.”

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  1. 25% of suicides happen on a Wednesday, 11% more than the next highest day

  2. Ted Turner, founder of Turner Broadcasting, donated $1 billion to the UN, called observers of Ash Wednesday "Jesus freaks," Christianity a "religion for losers," opponents of abortion "bozos," and advocates a one-child policy for the USA.

  3. In the Middle Ages, Catholic women were prohibited from having sex on Sundays, Wednesdays, or Fridays, on feast days, while fasting for Lent or Advent or while "impure" (menstruation, pregnancy, 40 days after giving birth & while nursing). Everything but missionary position was considered sodomy

  4. Survivors of Australia's infamous "Ash Wednesday" bushfires reported houses exploding before the fire could touch them due to the air pressure change, steaks found cooked well-done in deep freezers, a car moved 90m from the cyclonic fire storm and sand turned to glass.

  5. In 2018 Ash Wednesday will be on Valentine's Day and Easter will be on April Fool's Day

  6. The "Wednesday Demonstration" in Korea is the world's oldest rally on a single theme. Every Wednesday since 1992, former victims of Imperial Japan's large scale sexual slavery system has been organizing a rally in front of the Japanese embassy, requesting a sincere apology from Japan.

  7. Wednesday is named after the god Odin, and is derived from the Old English name of the god: 'Woden's day'

  8. In Elizabethan England fish had to be eaten every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday by law to sustain the fishing fleet which doubled as the navy.

  9. There is a restaurant in St. Louis called Blueberry Hill. Chuck Berry performs there once a month on Wednesdays.

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Jeff Goldblum does a live jazz show every Wednesday night in LA where he interacts with the crowd and plays jazz standards with his band

Jeff Goldblum plays Jazz Piano every wednesday night at a small bar in an LA Hipster neighborhood - source

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

Wednesday derives from Old English word Wōdnesdæg ‘day of Odin,’ named after the Germanic god Odin or Woden

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.

On the last Wednesday in September, Canada celebrates Maple Leaf Day, which falls during National Forest Week.

25% of suicides occur on Wednesdays, making it much higher than any other day of the week

South Korean protesters have protested outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul almost every Wednesday since 1992

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."

Rock pioneer Chuck Berry was invited to play the White House in 1979 at the request of President Jimmy Carter. Berry continued to tour well into his eighties and showed up at St. Louis’ Blueberry Hill for his monthly Wednesday residency gig until from 1996 through 2014

In May 2016, Portugal ran on renewable energy for 4 consecutive days. The renewable energy came from various sources such as: Wind, Solar and hydropower. The run went from 6:45 am on Saturday May 7 to the following Wednesday until 5:45 pm.

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For 40 years it was illegal to sell a stove on a Wednesday in Vancouver

Adult Wednesday Addams, created by Melissa Hunter, who got shut down by Paramount, the current holder of the Addams Family franchise.

At 7.27pm on Wednesday March 1st, 1950 a church exploded. No one was injured because all 15 of the choir members who used the church for choir practise were late that evening.

That, in the 1940's, an all-women's prison band in Texas performed every Wednesday in the Goree Unit until all the members were put onto parol.

Federal law permitted each state to conduct presidential elections at any time in a 34-day period before the first Wednesday of December, when the Electoral College met. Since early voting could affect turnout and sway opinions in states with later elections, a uniform date was chosen in 1845.

US elections are usually held on Tuesdays because it did not interfere with the Biblical Sabbath or with market day, which was on typically on Wednesday.

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.

The Royal Australian Navy still keeps tradition with a different toast for a different day. For example, that traditional toast for Wednesday is "Ourselves", as in no one else is likely to be concerned for us.

The Catholic Church classifies beaver and capybara as a fish, allowing it to be eaten on Ash Wednesday and Fridays during Lent.

The 5th largest religion in Slovenia is the Trans-Universal Zombie Church of the Blissful Ringing, whose members gather for holy mass every Wednesday around the "Temple of Corruption" (the National Assembly Building of Slovenia) where they bang on pots and pans

The men of a Swiss village have a tradition on Ash Wednesday of chasing young women, grabbing them and smearing ash on their faces.

The Wednesday before Easter is called Spy Wednesday on the Holy Week calendar.

New Zealand prisoners are only released on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If their sentence is supposed to end on a non-release day, they let you out early.

The frog from the “It’s Wednesday, My Dudes” meme is a Budgett’s frog, and they actually do scream

The day before Thanksgiving is called "Blackout Wednesday" for the spike in drunk driving that night

Wednesdays are the most common day of the week for suicides in the US

Ash Wednesday will occur on leap year day (February 29) for the first time in 2096, then again in 2468, 2688, 2840 and 2992.

In 1968 congress passed a Uniform Monday Holiday Act, moving Memorial Day to Mondays, creating 3-day weekends. Originally it included Independence Day, which would have moved to the 1st Monday in July. If it had succeeded we wouldn't have a shitty Wednesday Independence Day.

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