Gabatron Morning Briefing – 9-17-15: A Clockwork, Stupid

On Wednesday, America learned about Ahmed Mohamed, a 14 year old in Texas who thought it would be cool to build a homemade clock. His teachers thought it was a bomb, called the police and he was arrested. After that though, he may have had the best day ever. Not only were people outraged on social media, but people actually stepped up to help him out, big time. The White House invited him to come and demonstrate his homemade clock, and he also got invitations from Facebook, NASA and MIT.

Interesting Stat of the Day: 85 percent. That’s the percentage of parents of high-school aged kids who said that computer science courses were just as, or more, important than classes like math, science, history and English

Actor and comedian Stephen Rannazzisi is coming clean about a lie he told about being in one of the World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001. He was in Manhattan, but nowhere near the twin towers.

The Republican Presidential candidates faced off in a debate last night at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

In science news, NASA said the first manned flight of its Orion capsule, a deep-space vehicle intended to eventually allow human exploration of Mars, is likely to be delayed by two years to 2023.

Plus, Waterton Canyon in Colorado has been warning people repeatedly that taking selfies with the bears in the park isn’t a good idea, but people keep on doing it. So now they are debating whether or not they will have to close the park.

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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