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Buffalo – did you know….

Did you know Buffalo is home to the
inventor of air conditioning? (William Carrier, 1902). Ironic isn’t it.
creator of Kraft mac and cheese? (James Kraft, 1902).
creator of Jell-O (Carpenter LeRoy Waite, 1897).
creator of the coffee break which was also the creator of the Barcalounger.

Did you know Buffalo is
the 11th snowiest city in the United States.
the 37th windiest city in the United States.
not on the top 10 of the coldest cities.

Did you know that every Christmas since 1985 Santa Claus goes windsurfing on Niagara River?

During the blizzard of 1985 the mayor’s advice was, “Stay inside, grab a six-pack, and watch a football game.” It’s been standard advice ever since. Most Buffalonians do not believe a storm is a reason to panic, it’s a reason to party. During the day, shovel, then nap, then during the night, party. Repeat.

When Buffalonian Luann Harley met President Barack Obama she said, “You’re a hottie with a smokin’ little body.”

Reference: Meyer. B. and Ciemcioch, M. (2013) Buffalo B: Weird Wild, and Wacky Tales from Western New York. Buffalo: Western New York Wares, Inc.



Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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