10 Amazing Facts About Mondays

1Most of us don't crack our first smile until 11:16 a.m.

A study, by Marmite in England, showed the Southeast was the happiest region, with people cracking the first smile at 11.06 a.m. The East Midlands are the glummest, taking until 11.33 a.m. to look on the bright side.

2The best preferred way to beat Monday blues is by watching television or having sex

The top five ways to get over that horrible Monday feeling is: 1. Watching TV, 2. Sex, 3. On-line shopping, 4. Buying chocolate or make-up and 5. Planning a holiday.

3Over 50% of employees are late to work

A lame excuse won't work; researchers claim that most of us find the start of the week so grim nearly half of us are late for work.

4Most people will moan about it being Monday for a whole 12 minutes

That's how much they hate Mondays.

5People between the ages of 45 and 54 are likely to suffer the most Monday blues

The biggest whingers are 45-to-54-year-olds, who spend at least 12 full minutes moaning.

6Workers only manage three-and-a-half hours of productive work

Mondays tend to be fairly unproductive, with only about three-and-a-half hours of actual work getting done.

7Monday is the most likely day to commit suicide

The Office for National Statistics in England found 16% of male suicides and 17% of female suicides occurred on Mondays, compared to 13% on the weekend days. Researchers said the trend was not solely a result of returning to work as it was also seen in retired people.

8Or having a heart attack

The British Medical Journal reported a 20% increase in heart attacks on Mondays as opposed to the other days of the week. The attacks may be caused by stress and high blood pressure caused by returning to work.

9Monday is the least rainy day of the week

Some believe it's due to man-made pollution subsiding over the weekend.

10Monday is the best day to buy a car

Believe it or not, there are positive things about Monday. For instance, when you're going to shop for a new car, do it on a Monday. Car salespeople make the bulk of their sales on the weekends. When Monday rolls around, there are usually few customers in sight, and the weekend is a long way off. That's why car salespeople are more desperate on Monday, and they'll be more willing to cut you a deal.