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Dale's Daily Data

From weird and wacky to really informative, actually, Dale Mussen gives you a new piece of trivia every weekday morning. (Don’t worry, we won’t tell your friends where all that knowledge came from!)

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Dale Mussen Inadvertently Breaks Out His German Language Skills

It's local restaurant week and Dale Mussen loves schnitzel so much, he started to sound German during a discussion on Tuesday's show.

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(Robert Couse-Baker@Flickr)
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There’s An Interesting History To Labor Day

It’s the unofficial end of summer. Labor Day is a federal holiday that always falls on the first Monday of September. And for most kids, it signals back to school.

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(U S Air Force photo)
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The First One of These Was Made in Buffalo

Dozens and dozens of things were invented, developed and made right here in Western New York.  Here's one that tens of thousands of people use every single day all across the world and the very first one was made right here in Buffalo.

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Photo by Dale Mussen
Photo by Dale Mussen
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Any Idea Why the I-290 Is Called The Youngmann Highway?

Tens of thousands of motorists use the route everyday.  It connects the mainline Thruway I-90 with the Niagara section of the Thruway I-190 thru the towns of Amherst and Tonawanda.  It's officially I-290, but most locals call it the Youngmann.

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(Photo By Dale Mussen)
(Photo By Dale Mussen)
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The History Behind The Railroad Bridge Connecting The Tonawanda Twin Cities

It's a span that crosses the Erie Canal between Tonawanda and North Tonawanda and carries hundreds of trains every year and has for decades...

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(photo by ifoodufood@Flickr)
(photo by ifoodufood@Flickr)
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Why Is It Called Barbecue?

The standard modern English spelling of the word is barbecue, but other accepted variations are barbeque and abbreviations like bar-b-q or BBQ. But no matter how it’s spelled or how the word is used it means good eatin’.

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(New York State Parks)
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We’re Home To The Oldest State Park In America

Earlier this week we learned that Buffalo will get its first state park when beginning this fall construction will begin on picnic shelters, playgrounds, a redesigned breakwall and walking areas, fishing access and seating. It will become the state’s 180th state park about a half hour’s drive from the state’s first state park – Niagara Falls State Park. It’s not only the first state park, but it’s the oldest state park in America.

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Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
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National Receptionists Day

Two weeks ago we celebrated Administrative Professionals Day or Secretary’s Day. Today it might sound like the same thing, but people who do the jobs know they’re different. Today is National Receptionists Day. It’s always designated as the second Wednesday of May.

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The Stories That Could Be Told From A Cheektowaga Cemetery

I’m always amazed at the impact this area had on American history. Most of the worst battles of the War of 1812 happened right here. The villages of Lewiston, Youngstown and Black Rock were destroyed. The village of Buffalo was burned to the ground by the British.

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Bob Dylan circa 1963 (Getty Images)
Bob Dylan circa 1963 (Getty Images)
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Who Walks Out On The Ed Sullivan Show?

What’s the biggest TV break you can get in this multi-media age? Is it the Tonight Show? Saturday Night Live? Ellen? Letterman? Back in the 1960’s the Ed Sullivan Show was the biggest of the big time. If you could get on the Sullivan show you’d be on your way to stardom. The Beatles, Elvis, the Supremes, Jackson Five, Rolling Stones, The Doors, Carol Burnett, George Carlin, Rodney Dangerfield all got their big breaks on the Sullivan Show and quickly rocketed to stardom.

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(Townsquare Media)
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Here’s What To Do With Your Single, Unmatched Socks

In my upper dresser drawer is a graveyard on mismatched socks of all colors and patterns. Some may have been there since I was a teenager. Their mates disappeared long ago. Some of them may have disappeared five addresses ago.

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(Getty Images)
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It’s The Most Important Day For The American Red Cross

Today is World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day recognizing the efforts of National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world. It’s their continuing mission to end human suffering, whether from disease, famine, disaster or war.

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