Gabatron Morning Briefing – 10-15-15: I For One Welcome Our New Alien Overlords

Astronomers observing a star between the constellations of Cygnus and Lyra have noticed something strange. The light coming from the star seems to indicate that it may have a swarm of something orbiting it.

Interesting Stat of the Day: 6 percent. That’s the divorce rate in “The Sims 4,” according to the game’s publisher, EA, with 27.5 million marriages resulting in 1.7 million divorces.

According to a new study, a fifth of small-business owners say they would allow an employee with a medical marijuana prescription to use the drug while at work.

The gambling world has officially taken notice of the Cubs after their victory against the Cardinals. They are now favored to win the World Series by sports books in Las Vegas and offshore gambling sites.

In technology news, Netflix has announced that they will soon be getting into the TV news game.

Plus, you might be wondering how the livestreaming of Rand Paul’s day went. At one point his staffers had him answer the top Google searches about him, and one was “Is Rand Paul still in the race?” His answer: I wouldn’t be doing this dumbass live stream if I weren’t.”

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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