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!)

Saying Thanks To Nurses
Today is National Nurses Day during National Nurses Week, in honor and recognition of their work and dedication. It goes back to 1953 when Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare proposed to President Eisenhower to proclaim a "Nurse Day".
What A View From On Top
The tallest building and tallest man-made structure in the world is the Burj Kalifa tower in Dubai. It’s 26-hundred-84 feet tall with 162 floors. It took the title on January 4, 2010. For a man-made structure to be considered a building, at least 50 percent of its height must be able…
40 Hour Week For A Living
It was pretty much standard in almost every American industry back in the early 1900’s – you’d work six days a week and often it was 10 hours a day. But it was the Ford Motor Company that changed all of that on this date in 1926. Ford became the first American c…
No Kidding – It’s National Honesty Day
Today is known as National Honesty Day – a day when you’re encouraged to be honest for 24 hours. You know the story about the boy who cried wolf so many times that when a wolf actually showed up, nobody believed him.
World War Two Memorial Turns 10 Years Old
It was inspired by a veteran who had served under General George Patton when he asked his local Congresswoman in 1987 why Washington, DC didn’t have a World War Two memorial. There was one for Vietnam. There was one for Korea. Why not World War Two.
The Amazing Telescope That Needed Glasses To See
Conceived in the 1940’s, designed in the 1970’s, built in the 1980’s, it was in April of 1990 that the Hubble telescope was placed into orbit by the crew of the space shuttle Discovery. But a huge problem when they tried to get it to work – its main mirror had a flaw – 1/50th of an inch off, so the …
Volunteer Fire Departments Need You
Volunteer fire departments across New York State are recruiting new firefighters and many fire halls will open their doors and fire truck bays this weekend. They’ll be doing tours, showing how fire equipment works, answer your questions and even let you try on fire gear for yourself.…
Amazing Uses For Salt Other Than On Your Food
We probably eat too much of it. It's on potato chips and pretzels. Many people like it fresh tomatoes and corn on the cob. Buffalo's famous beef on weck features a roll with caroway seeds and salt. Some people pick up the salt shaker and sprinkle salt all over their food without even tasti…
45 Years Later Earth Day Was Worth It
Today is the 45th annual Earth Day. The first one was April 22nd, 1970 at a time when cities were buried under their own smog and polluted rivers caught fire.
In 1963, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson began to worry about our planet – the water and air was being polluted. Plants and animals were dyin…

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