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!)

Today Is Dictionary Day
Today is considered Dictionary Day in honor of Noah Webster, known as the Father of the American Dictionary. He was born on October 16, 1758. The whole idea of Dictionary Day is to emphasize the importance of dictionary skills and improving our vocabulary.
October Is National Dessert Month
Over and above National Breast Cancer Awareness month, October also recognizes some other things – some of them a little more pleasant like National Dessert Month, National Cookie Month and National Caramel Month.
Christopher Columbus Never Realized How Big A Discovery He Made
If you were having a party, you had to invite him. If you were having a social event, he had to be there. He was the most famous explorer and sailor of his day, and he was in demand everywhere. The parties, the balls, the masquerades -- if you could get him to attend, your event was made.
Testing For Alzheimer’s With Peanut Butter?
It’s one of those crazy things that researchers at the University of Florida say is a pretty dependable and low-tech way of determining whether someone is a likely candidate for Alzheimer's: whether you’re able to sniff peanut butter. And it gets even more strang…
October is National Pizza Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lupus Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, National Diabetes Awareness Month, National Popcorn Popping Month, National Vegetarian Month, Seafood Month and National Pizza Month.
Why Does The Sun Seem So Bright?
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the sun seems so bright lately, especially late in the day. I keep thinking I’m having some issues with my vision, or maybe it’s just that I’m getting a little older and can&CloseCurly…
New $100 Bills Out Today
Starting today, you’ll begin to see new $100 bills as the Federal Reserve continues to find ways to undermine counterfeiters. This one will be really hard to duplicate. It adds color and other features.
The Story Behind Mount Rushmore
It was the idea of a South Dakota historian who wanted to attract tourists to the state. His plan was to sculpt the images of four of the country’s favorite presidents into the side of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills National Forest.
Work began in 1927, and it took 12 years before t…
Ready To Pay Some New Airline Fees?
With most of my family living out on the West Coast, I have to get on an airplane every once in a while to pay a visit, and boy, things have changed from when I first went out there.
Once what was a fun way to travel has become torture for me. I hate it. If I could drive there in a reasonable amount …

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