5 awesome things that happened on a Monday

It’s Monday *sigh* but we’re here to tell you this dreaded day of the week ain’t so bad after all.

Why? Because some pretty awesome stuff has actually happened on a Monday over the years, such as …

1. Grabbing a bargain became a whole lot better

Paramount Movies GIF – Find & Share on GIPHY

Discover & Share this Paramount Movies GIF with everyone you know. GIPHY is how you search, share, discover, and create GIFs.

Cyber Monday, the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, became a thing in 2005 and so we can thank this day for giving us 12 years of (potentially unnecessary) discount purchases.

2. Access to endless cat videos became possible

Cat GIF – Find & Share on GIPHY

Discover & Share this Cat GIF with everyone you know. GIPHY is how you search, share, discover, and create GIFs.

Prior to Monday February 14 2005, you had to actually go and find a real life cat to enjoy their adorable ways. But on Valentine’s Day 12 years ago, YouTube was born. Love was truly in the air that year.

3. Our childhood was made with the help of some furniture

Twice GIF – Find & Share on GIPHY

Discover & Share this Twice GIF with everyone you know. GIPHY is how you search, share, discover, and create GIFs.

The legendary The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe was published on Monday October 16 1950. Cue lots of excited kids rushing into their wardrobes in the hope of finding Narnia only to be met with clothes and disappointment.

4. The home of Dippy opened for business

dippy on display in the natural history museum (Yui Mok/PA)
(Yui Mok/PA)

The Natural History Museum opened its magical doors on Monday April 18 1881 and helped affirm that science really is cool.

5. This little jar of heaven came into existence

Nutella GIF – Find & Share on GIPHY

Discover & Share this Nutella GIF with everyone you know. GIPHY is how you search, share, discover, and create GIFs.

The very first jar of Nutella left the factory in Alva – a small town of Piedmont, Italy known for its hazelnuts – and the rest is chocolatey history.

Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

A 'rage room' has opened in the UK to help you release pent-up stress

Watch this prom entrance go drastically wrong

Anyone who has ever been in a school play will relate to this video

The Simpsons took aim at Donald Trump looking at his first 100 days


Today's Stories

Bare-faced request from gardai to grow beards

Fast cars are my heroin, said driver who knocked down garda

‘Parents must prepare children for sacraments’, says religious educator

Authorities claim Fitbit contradicts man’s account of wife’s death

Lifestyle

Looking back in time with Dennis Dinneen's pictures

Four events to check out at the Cork International Choral Festival today

With bikini season beckoning please forget about quick fixes ...

Take a load off: Two people tell their individual weight loss journeys

More From The Irish Examiner