Gabatron Morning Briefing – 7-24-15: Nation Mourns Loss Of Alien/Human Hybrid Protector

A California man’s body was found decomposing with $230,000, 1,200 firearms and 6 tons of ammunition. Apparently his fiancée and a woman who worked for her thought the dead guy was an alien/human hybrid sent to save Earth and working with the U.S. government.

Interesting Stat of the Day: 9. That’s the number of people in Florida who are infected with leprosy.

A woman visiting Yellowstone decided it was a good idea to take a selfie with a bison. The bison apparently disagreed, because it ran into her and flipped her into the air with its head.

In science news, NASA’s exoplanet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has spotted another Earth-like world. It’s called Kepler-452b, the smallest planet we’ve found yet orbiting inside a star’s habitable zone.

Plus, Republican Senator and Presidential candidate Ted Cruz talked in an interview about his love for sci-fi, including Star Trek. He said that Captain Kirk would probably be a Republican.

Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.

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