The Ash Wednesday ashes come from burning the palms from the previous year's Palm Sunday. cruxnow.com/church-in-the…
During the Middle Ages the Church prohibited the eating of meat on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturdays, as well as dairy and eggs during Advent and Lent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Med…
Anthony Cymerys an 82 years old barber would go out every Wednesday with his chair, a pair of slippers and a car battery to power his clippers at a local park in Hartford. He gives free haircuts to the homeless and doesn't charge them a dime, all you had to do in exchange is to give him a hug. cbsnews.com/news/homeless…
Some days of the week were named after Germanic gods... Tig for Tuesday, Wodin for Wednesday, Thor for Thursday, and Frei for Friday en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nam…
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. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wed…
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 liveforlivemusic.com/feat…
In the United States the reason voting takes place on a Tuesday is in 1845 it could take rural farmers up to a day of travelling by horse and cart to get to a voting station. Wednesday was typically market day and Sunday was the Biblical Sabbath so Tuesday was chosen to allow ample travel time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
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. theguardian.com/environme…
"Wednesday" is named after the Norse god Woden...who Anglos refer to as Odin. almanac.com/fact/where-di…
4 days of the week are named after Norse gods. In particular, Thursday is named after the Norse god Thor (Thursday = Thor's Day). Wednesday is named after the head Norse god Odin (Wednesday = Wodin's/Odin's Day). socialstudiesforkids.com/…
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 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Med…
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. almanac.com/fact/where-di…
Dutch author Richard Klinkhamer murdered his wife, and then a year later delivered a manuscript to his publishers called β€œWednesday, Mince Day”, which detailed 7 ways in which he could’ve gruesomely killed his wife. 9 years later, his wife’s body was found and he was arrested. theguardian.com/books/200…
25% of suicides occur on Wednesdays, making it much higher than any other day of the week nbcnews.com/id/31780455/n…
25% of suicides happen on a Wednesday, 11% more than the next highest day nbcnews.com/id/31780455/n…
Wednesday was named after Germanic god, Woden, also known as Odin. crowl.org/Lawrence/time/d…
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. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
Voting is on Tuesdays because the US was mostly an agrarian society. People needed time to travel to the voting booth and voting day couldn’t interfere with Church activities or market day which normally fell on Wednesday’s. npr.org/2016/11/01/500208…
Almost 25% of suicides occur on Wednesdays, as compared to 14% on Mondays or Saturdays, the two days tied for second-highest suicide rates, but Thursdays have the lowest rate, 11%. Slightly more occurred in the summer, 26%, while the fewest occurred in the winter, 23.8%. nbcnews.com/id/31780455/n…
Wednesday is named after Odin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wed…
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.” hilarypagetoys.com/Home/H…
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. navy.gov.au/naval-college…
In 2018 Ash Wednesday will be on Valentine's Day and Easter will be on April Fool's Day timeanddate.com/holidays/…
Sheffield Wednesday FC started out as an offshoot of the The Wednesday Cricket Club en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She…
Wednesday derives from Old English word WōdnesdΓ¦g β€˜day of Odin,’ named after the Germanic god Odin or Woden en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odi…
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. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash…
Most of the days of the week are named for Norse gods: Sunday/Sol's day, Monday/Mani's Day, Tuseday/Tyr's Day, Wednesday/Wodan(Odin)'s Day, Thursday/Thor's Day, Friday/Frige's Day. Saturday is named after the Roman god Saturn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wee…
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. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gor…
South Korean protesters have protested outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul almost every Wednesday since 1992 reuters.com/article/us-so…
South Koreans have been protesting in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul every Wednesday since January 8, 1992, demanding justice for comfort women in WW2 called Wednesday Demonstration en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wed…
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. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
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. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las…
Wednesdays are the most common day of the week for suicides in the US. nbcnews.com/id/31780455/n…
Wednesday is named after the god Odin, and is derived from the Old English name of the god: 'Woden's day' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odi…
, in the Philippines, License plates ending in 1 and 2 are prohibited from driving on Mondays, those ending in 3 and 4 cannot drive on Tuesday, 5 and 6 on Wednesday, 7 and 8 on Thursday, and 9 and 0 on Friday. movingtothephilippines.ne…
Ian Mcshane, who plated Mr. Wednesday in American Gods, also voiced a viking on an episode of Spongebob Squarepants en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian…
The Wednesday before Easter is called Spy Wednesday on the Holy Week calendar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hol…
George Soros well-known supporter of progressive-liberal political causes is known as "The Man Who Broke the Bank of England" because of his short sale of US$10 billion worth of pounds, giving him a profit of $1 billion during the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crisis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
The name "Wednesday" is derived from Middle English Wednesdei, "day of Odin". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wed…
On the first Wednesday of every month at noon, the WW2 air raid sirens go off in Paris en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civ…
For 40 years it was illegal to sell a stove on a Wednesday in Vancouver bcmag.ca/10_Bizarre_Briti…
There is a restaurant in St. Louis called Blueberry Hill. Chuck Berry performs there once a month on Wednesdays. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu…
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 rockwell-la.inticketing.c…
On Wednesday, March 14 2012, 577 warm weather records were broken in the United States courierpress.com/news/201…
Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin plays soccer in Kidderminster every wednesday. youtu.be/wVQ-_K4OAlc
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. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
In North Carolina, you can only hunt crows on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday while in season but you may hunt crows on most major holidays unless it falls on a Sunday. ncwildlife.org/Portals/0/…
The day before Thanksgiving is called "Blackout Wednesday" for the spike in drunk driving that night mrctv.org/blog/wednesday-…
In the British Empire, in 1752, the day after Wednesday, September 2nd, was Thursday, September 14th. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jul…
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are named after Norse gods: Tyr's day, Wodan's day (Odin), Thor's day, and Frigg's day omniglot.com/language/tim…
The men of a Swiss village have a tradition on Ash Wednesday of chasing young women, grabbing them and smearing ash on their faces. de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psc…
Medival church rules restricted sex: on your wedding night, if your wife was pregnant, menstruating, or breastfeeding, on Sunday, Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday, during daylight hours, if you were naked, and only if you wanted a child. thehistoryblog.com/archiv…
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. corrections.govt.nz/resou…
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. beatricedailysun.com/news…
The Louisiana Bar exam is 21.5 hours long and takes place over a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Most other Bar exams are shorter and on consecutive days. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
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." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pee…
All citizens of Britain went to bed on Wednesday, 2 September 1752 and woke up on Thursday, 14 September 1752. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
In 1845, Congress needed to pick a time for Americans to vote.We traveled by horse and buggy. Farmers needed a day to get to the county seat, a day to vote, and a day to get back, without interfering with the three days of worship.Wednesday was market day so Tuesday it was. whytuesday.org/answer/
We spell Wednesday, "Wed-nes-day," after the Norse god Wōden en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W%C…
The most babies are born in the afternoons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the US, to make it more convenient for everyone amid rising c-section rates theconversation.com/are-w…
Wednesday Addams' middle name is Friday en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wed…
Many Chinese restaurants in the UK traditionally close on Tuesdays because a long-running soap opera was broadcast on Mondays and Wednesdays (housewives would watch TV instead of cook the evening meal). Closing on the Tuesday made the best business sense as it was the quietest day. china-britain.org/resourc…
Carl Gauss' illiterate mother never recorded the date of his birth, remembering only that he had been born on a Wednesday, 31 days after Easter. Gauss solved this puzzle about his birthdate and derived methods to compute the date of Easter in both past and future years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
You cannot get your haircut on a Wednesday in Thailand learnthaiwithmod.com/2012…
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. elizabethfiles.com/cecils…
Wednesday is named after Odin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wōd…
"See You Next Wednesday" is a recurring gag in most of the films directed by John Landis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/See…
Chuck Berry, the pioneer of Rock N' Roll music, preforms a show one Wednesday a month at age 86. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
Wednesday is named after the Norse God Odin pantheon.org/areas/mythol…
Wednesday concluded the longest experiment in space physics. Researchers spent $750 million and 52 years just to affirm Einstein's Theory of Relativity. online.wsj.com/article/SB…
The Germanic "Wednesday" is named after the Nordic god Oden, but the Latin Wednesday (ex. "miercoles" in Spanish) is named after the roman god Mercury (the Greek Hermes). Oden was interpreted by the Romans as the Nordic version of Mercury. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/W…
According to the Yazidi religion, worshipers must not eat lettuce, wear dark blue, or shower on Wednesdays. joshuaproject.net/people_…
Sia sang Push "(feeling good on a Wednesday)" the Lorde parody song on South Park. nme.com/news/lorde/83039
George Lucas promised his friend John Milius a small percentage of the profit for Star Wars (1977), which eventually amounted to $1.5 million. In return, Milius promised Lucas a percentage of the profit for his film Big Wednesday (1978), which flopped and amounted to nothing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
More people commit suicide on Wednesday than any other day. msnbc.msn.com/id/31780455…
Orthodox Christians observe some level of fasting approximately half the days of the year, including each Wednesday and Friday. oca.org/liturgics/outline…
Wednesday is named for Odin ("Woden's Day") and Thursday is named for Thor ("Thunor's Day"). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eng…
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are named after Norse pagan gods and goddesses. wiki.answers.com/Q/What_d…
, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and John Milius exchanged a percentage point of Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Big Wednesday prior to their release. While Big Wednesday flopped at the box office, Star Wars and Close Encounters became two of the top grossing films of the '70s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
The US record for rainfall in a day was set in Alvin, TX when officially 42 inches fell that Wednesday. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tro…
Most students in French state schools have Wednesday off, and holidays every month and a half readyforfrance.com/family…
The night before Thanksgiving is nicknamed "Blackout Wednesday" due to the high prevalence of binge drinking en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
At some point Madagascar tribes exposed,drowned, or buried alive children who made their debut in March or April, or on a Wednesday or a Friday, or in the last week of the month. 1958burrisave.blogspot.co…
During a two-hour period between 10:00 and 11:59 (UTC) each day, three different calendar days are in use. This means that when it's 11 p.m. Monday in Baker Island (USA), it's 1 a.m. Wednesday in Christmas Island (Kiribati) which makes for a 26 hour difference. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
George Lucas had a deal with friend John Milius to share profits of eachothers films. Milius earned $1.5 Million from 'Star Wars' while Lucas earned nothing from Milius' autobiographical surfing picture, 'Big Wednesday'. (paragraph 4) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
A Minnesota high school faces lawsuit over racist events called "Wigger Day", "Wigger Wednesday", and "Wangsta Day", huffingtonpost.com/2011/0…
The Old NY Times Building in Times Square Plays "Give My Regards to Broadway" before the 2 PM matinees every Wednesday. timeout.com/newyork/thing…
"See You Next Wednesday" is a fictional film referenced in most John Landis movies and is derived from a line from "2001: A Space Odyssey" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/See…
Gas prices are statistically the cheapest on Wednesdays getrichslowly.org/blog/20…
Fat Tuesday, refers to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/F…
In 1752, when changing from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar in the British Empire, Wednesday 2nd September was followed by Thursday 14th September. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jul…
Some people celebrate "Evil Dead Day" on Ash Wednesday. How did I not already know this? cinemablend.com/new/Celeb…

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