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!)

Get Your Vision Checked During Eye Exam Monthi
August is National Eye Exam Month, a reminder of how important eye health and safety are. Even if you think you have healthy eyes and you don’t have any vision problems, if you’re between the ages of 40 and 65, you should have your vision checked every 2 to 4 years. I…
Ever Think About Driving The Longest Road In The World?
It’s considered the longest road in the world. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it extends from Prudhoe Bay in Northern Alaska down through Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central America and into South America. It ends at Cape Horn in Argentina. It&CloseCurlyQuote…
Once Again, A Call To Use Dollar Coins
This seems to pop up every once in a while. It’s back again.
It’s called the Currency Optimization, Innovation, and National Savings Act -- COINS for short. It’s being sponsored in Congress by both Republicans and Democrats – one of the few things…
Is Coffee A Miracle Drink?
If you like drinking coffee, you’re gonna love hearing this. A study by Harvard School of Public Health concludes a coffee just might be a miracle drink.
At What Age Are We The Happiest?
A pretty interesting study done by the Center for Economic Performance in London studied more than 23,000 people between the ages of 17 and 85 to find out at what age people are the happiest. Turns out there are two points in life when most people are the happiest. The first one is 23, and then appa…
Crickets? Let’s Eat!
We were talking yesterday about a huge beetle that’s 7 inches long, and it has jaws so strong it can snap a wooden pencil in two. Someday that may be food for us.
Today Is National Hot Dog Day
The English language has more words than any other language in the world and more are being added all the time. It’s interesting to find out how common words were created. Hot dogs and baseball go hand in hand.  Here's how the term hot dog was created.
A Yacht Bigger Than A Destroyer?
It’s almost as long as two football fields and it’s larger than some U-S Navy destroyers. It took a year to design and three years to build. It’s named the Azzam and it’s the world’s largest yacht. It was launched out of…
Keeping Track Of You As You Shop
I never stop shaking my head in amazement at technology – what it can do and how it’s used. You’re being tracked all the time – where you go, how much time you spend there. Security and surveillance cameras are everywhere. You could walk a short distance down a city street and be seen by a dozen cam…

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