Gabatron Morning Briefing – 3-27-15: Look To The Cookie

A school in Pennsylvania has decided to teach kids how to understand Plate Tectonics by demonstrating it on Oreo Cookies. Seems like a good idea, especially for students who are visual learners. The school felt the need to send home a permission slip asking if it was OK, specifying that while the kids would be allowed to eat the cookies when they were done, they would not be required to do so.

How to teach plate tectonics using Oreo cookies.

Washington State is considering a bill that would make it illegal to touch your phone while driving. They already require hands-free use.

Walgreens has decided that they will no longer require their cashiers to say “Be well” when you leave. They say the campaign has run its course. Now they want their employees to try to learn their customers names.

A study says that the simple act of crossing your fingers might help reduce pain elsewhere in your body. They say it distracts your brain while it’s trying to process the pain.

ITV has announced that “Downton Abbey” will end after season 6.

Plus, A woman here in Illinois is upset with Wal-Mart because they are selling a black t-shirt with the image of a tie on it.

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