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!)

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 Pl…
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.
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&CloseCurlyQ…
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 s…
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, …
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 hap…
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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