Dale's Daily Data

The Man Who Saved Christmas – Dale’s Daily Data
The United States had just entered World War One and to save on raw materials, manpower and industry the government considered banning production of toys. In response, a man by the name of Alfred Gilbert went to the White House to meet with the Secretaries of War, Commerce and the Interior. He broug…
Dale’s Daily Data: Christmas Wrapping Paper
It might be easier to just hand somebody their Christmas gift in a bag, but that would spoil the fun of opening up a nicely wrapped package.  The tradition of wrapping gifts extends back centuries to the invention of paper by the Chinese in 105 AD  and how they made paper was kept a secret…
Dale’s Daily Data: Apples
New York State is one of the biggest apple growing states in the country with depending on the variety, harvesting stretches from August to November.  There are more than 7500 varieties of apples in the world.
Dale’s Daily Data: Halloween
Halloween celebrations extend back hundreds of years.  What has changed over the centuries are the reasons for dressing up in scary costumes and the mischief.  These days are usually done by children for fun.  In the past it was done by adults and taken seriously...
Dale’s Daily Data: Human Heart
It’s an incredible machine and nothing we can manufacture comes close to how efficient it is. It’s your heart and every minute it beats 70 to 80 times - 100-thousand times a day and over a lifetime it’ll beat 3 billion times and pump 800 million pin…
Dale’s Daily Data: Hamburger
We call it hamburger, but it doesn’t have any ham. How come? One version says a merchant from Hamburg, Germany on a trip to Asia noticed that nomads would store salt-cured meat under their saddles to soften it and often it would be ground to bits...
Dale’s Daily Data: Nightmares
Can you remember the last time you had a nightmare?  For adults they’re pretty rare, but for those who do a study shows women have far more frightening nightmares than men do.  Their dreams are more intense and more likely to be remembered when they wake up...
Dale’s Daily Data: Airline Attendants
What’s the number one complaint by airline passengers?  Food?  Cabin noise?  The plane is too cold or hot?  The number one complaint of airline passengers is flight delay.  24% of airline flights are late.  Really not bad when you consider that 76% of fl…