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!)

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…
Happy Dyngus Day
There are places in this country that observe it, but nobody celebrates it like we do in Buffalo.  It’s an old Polish tradition called Dyngus Day.  It commemorates the baptism of Poland's first Christian prince.  It always falls on the day after Easter with a big celebration of the end of lent with …
Fun With Numbers and Words During Palindrome Week
We’re in a very special time during the calendar year. Yes, it is Holy Week and that’s probably the most important thing to Christians, but it’s also Palindrome Week!
It’s really not all that complicated. It means that the dates of every…
He Gave Up Baseball To Serve His Country
He’s considered one of the greatest baseball pitchers of all time. He made his major league debut with the Cleveland Indians when he was just 17 years old and the following year when he graduated from high school – the ceremony was broadcast nationally on NBC Radio.
Peeps Are More Than Just To Eat
I hate ‘em – but some people can’t get enough of ‘em - especially at Easter time – marshmallow peeps. They’re made by a Pennsylvania company and sell about a billion of these squishy, sugary things in the weeks leading up to Easter.
Celebrating Submarine Day
Today is Submarine Day. Is it a celebration of 12-inch sandwiches or underwater boats? Apparently it’s for the establishment of the U.S. Submarine Force in 1900. There was an experimental submarine that the Confederates built during the Civil War – the H. L. Hunley – it was only 40 feet long and the…
Today is Golf Day
April 10th is considered Golfer’s or Golf Day. Not sure if it honors golfers, the sport, the weather, the beginning of the golf season, but no matter for many it’s an excuse to take a day off from work and play some golf. Problem in this area the day probably falls a …
Here Are Some Of The Stranger Phobias
We all have fears of something.  Common ones are public speaking, heights, germs, flying, spiders and snakes.  No matter how hard we might try, there's not a whole lot we can do about it.  But there are some really unusual ones.  For example:
First Glass Milk Bottles
It was on this date in 1879 that milk was sold in glass bottles for the first time. Before that milk was poured into whatever jugs, pails or other containers that the customers had. The whole process wasn’t very sanitary so some dairies began offering milk in glass fruit jars.
World Health Day
Today and every April 7th is World Health Day sponsored by United Nation's World Health Organization (WHO). It is an international event to emphasize and work on important health issues or problems. Each year it focuses on a different health theme.
An Unmessy Way To Eat Spaghetti
Some people think it’s just gross, but I like that it’s fast and can be ready in five minutes. I have a couple of cans in my pantry. It’s a product of the Campbell Soup Company – Franco American Spaghetti. Just the plain variety is what I prefer.…

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