Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Depressing Days

In 2006 Cardiff University's Cliff Arnall deduced a mathematical equation showing that a series of "depressive effects" combined to make the first Monday of the final week of January the most demoralising in the entire calendar.

I linked to the original article because there are some seriously stupid things in there.

Like, in a very confusingly worded section, a particular charity I can only assume is a suicide hotline got tons of calls on Boxing Day.

Because everyone knows Boxing Day is at the end of January. Note: Boxing Day in Canada and the UK is the day after Christmas.

But that particular paragraph up above just cracks me up. How many Mondays are there in your week?

And how can January 22nd be the Monday of the final week when January 29th is?

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