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!)

Tip Your Hat To National Hat Day
They come in all sizes, shapes, colors and styles. Some people use them to make a statement or promote a product or a cause. And when you’re wearing one, everybody can see it because it’s right on top of your head. It’s a hat, and today for some reason…
Broadway Joe’s Finest Hour
To put it into perspective, ask any teenager. They don’t have any recollection of the Buffalo Bills in the NFL playoffs. I doubt any 18 or 19 year old would remember back to when they were a toddler when the Bills lost that famous game in Nashville on what became known as the “…
New Year’s Traditions Around The World
We mentioned eating pickled herring as a New Year’s tradition that brings good luck. If you’re not big on fish, there are many other foods that are symbolic of good things to come in the coming year.
The Incredible Uses For Baking Soda
We use a monthly calendar that tells us of certain holidays and observances throughout the month and it tells us today is Baking Soda Day. Pretty sure you can’t use it as an excuse for taking the day off from work. It’s in recognition of the many benefits and uses of …
Happy Anniversary To Radio City Music Hall
It was at the height of the Great Depression when what is still the largest indoor theater in the world opened its doors for the first time and it’s the cornerstone of the Rockefeller Complex in New York City. Radio City Music Hall was the brainchild of billionaire John D. Rockefelle…
Ever Heard Of Boxing Day?
Today is known as Boxing Day, a legal holiday in England, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and other former British Commonwealth countries. It always comes the day after Christmas or on Monday if Christmas falls on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
National Egg Nog Day
Today is considered national Egg Nog Day. With or without rum – it’s a traditional Christmas drink. Vanilla is a common flavoring, often with nutmeg sprinkled on top. Some other toppings include whipped cream, meringue, cinnamon, ice cream or chocolate shavings.
Ever Heard Of These Christmas Superstitions?
In Italy, instead of Christmas trees, they decorate small wooden pyramids with fruit.
Ukranians decorate their trees with an artificial spider and matching web. A spider web found on Christmas morning is believed to bring good luck.
All Those Tree Ornaments Have A Meaning
So many of the Christmas traditions we observe in this country were brought to this country by European immigrants – the idea of the Christmas tree itself even, and originally they were decorated with candles.

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