Gabatron Morning Briefing – 8-10-15: Gender-Free Is The Way To Be

Target has decided to remove all reference to gender from their stores. So no “Boys” and “Girls” sections, along with presumably “Men” and Women” for adults, and also no use of the colors pink or blue for some sections or suggestions that any particular clothing is for girls or boys.

Interesting Stat of the Day: 10 percent. That’s the current rating for the Fantastic Four reboot on Rotten Tomatoes.

More numbers in the news: A new online survey suggests that 88% of adults have “sexted” once in the past year.

In science news, tomorrow Astronauts on the International Space Station will have some red romaine lettuce added to their lunch menu. It’s the first time astronauts have ever eaten food that was grown in space.

NFL Hall of Famer Frank Gifford died over the weekend.

Plus, North Korea has declared its own time zone. They say it’s to throw off vestiges of “colonial occupation.”

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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