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Surprises Inside The Tomb Of King Tut

This is known as King Tut Day -- the day in 1922 that the tomb of Egypt’s King Tutankamen was discovered in Egypt’s Valley of Kings.

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He Wore Hockey’s First Goaltender Mask

Hard to believe, but there was a time when NHL goaltenders didn’t wear masks or helmets. Incredible when you think of the speed of the game and how badly you can get hurt if you get hit by a puck. But that’s the way it was until Montreal Canadien goaltender Jacques Plante became the first to wear a full facemask.

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Bet You Didn’t Know These Candy Facts

You might be interested to know the history of some of the things you might find in your kids' candy bags tonight or you might be giving out to the kids who come to your door.

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They Make How Many Hershey Kisses Every Day?

He was born into a family of Mennonite farmers in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1857. He left school in the fourth grade to work as an apprentice to a printer for a while but found his calling when he began work as an apprentice to a candymaker.

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Those Amazing Cranes Building A New Buffalo

I was walking into the Sabres game last night, and you can’t help but notice those two large cranes at the site of the new Harbor Center building going up next to the arena. Every morning, those two crane operators climb all the way to the top of the crane, and because it’s such a long climb straight up, they usually stay there for the whole day.

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It Gets Cold Here, But Nothing Like These Places!

With the wind and the rain and the cold temperatures, it was pretty nasty over the weekend. Some areas saw some snow. It’s a reminder that winter is close.

We’re known nationally for some pretty nasty winters, but our weather doesn't come close to what people in some other parts of the world experience.

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Make A Difference Day

It’s always on the fourth Saturday in October – it’s Make A Difference Day.

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The First Known Person To Survive A Trip Over The Falls Was…

It happened on this date in 1901 – schoolteacher Annie Edson Taylor became the first person to take the plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

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Paying Tribute To Johnny Carson On TV Talk Show Host Day

This is considered TV Talk Show Host Day – recognizing the work and talents of TV talk show hosts -- and it’s always celebrated on October 23rd, the birthday of the guy who's considered the King of late night TV, Johnny Carson.

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Stores Use Banana Gas? What’s That?

The older you get, the more you realize there’s so much you don’t know. We had a neighborhood get-together the other day, and one of my neighbors was talking about fresh produce and mentioned she bought bananas one time and they stayed green for a couple of weeks. They went out of town on vacation, and the bananas were still green so she took them back to the store, which gave her a new bunch of bananas with an explanation.

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Some Things You Didn’t Know About The Moon

Did you see the lunar eclipse the other night? A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon and Earth’s shadow moves across the surface of the Moon. It can only happen when the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned in nearly a straight line, and it can only happen on the night of a full Moon.

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Saturday Is Sweetest Day

We mentioned earlier this week October is National Dessert Month, National Cookie Month and National Caramel Month. This Saturday is Sweetest Day – it’s always the third Saturday in October.

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