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Gabatron Morning Briefing – 1-7-16: Would You Pay $100,000 To Clone Your Dead Dog?

A British couple sent some DNA from their dead dog and a certified check for $100,000 to a South Korean company and got two clones of the little rascal. Everyone loves their pets and are devastated when they lose them, but would you spend $100,000 to bring them back?

Interesting Stat of the Day: 99 percent. That’s the amount of the vote Ken Griffey Jr got when he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

A science fiction author says that the war with the machines will happen by 2040-2055.

Star Wars The Force Awakens has officially passed Avatar as the highest grossing movie in domestic US history.

In science news, NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has found 100 more exoplanets. It’s up to about 1,000 in all.

Plus, Someone decided to build an igloo around a street light on Upper Wacker here in Chicago.

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Gabatron Morning Briefing – 12-8-15: We’ll Always Have Paris

A school district in Lake Zurich here in the Chicago area is going to survey parents about whether or not they think it’s safe to let their kids go on a band trip to Paris.

Interesting Stat of the Day: 78 percent. That’s the probability that a straight woman’s first marriage will last at least 20 years.

Donald Trump is calling for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” He also by the way said that ban would apply to Muslim citizens re-entering the country.

A flight in Seattle was delayed because a passenger named their personal WI-FI network “I have three bombs.”

In science news, the Kepler telescope has been trawling the skies for planets that exist outside our own solar system, but a new survey of the data found that about 52 percent of the identified planets may have been false positives.

Plus, a Cincinnati couple has run afowl of their local government for putting a nativity scene in their front yard. Now, before you get all excited, this isn’t a War on Christmas story from Fox News. The couple decided it was a good idea to put up a zombie-themed nativity scene in their front yard.

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