Gabatron Morning Briefing – 4-8-15: Cherished Belief System Under Attack

According to new data, the five second rule is a myth. In reality, the second food hits the floor it is immediately swarmed by bacteria.

A police officer in South Carolina has been charged with shooting an unarmed man eight times. He was running after a scuffle over a traffic stop, and there may have been a fight and he may have taken the officers taser, but the video indicates that the man was in fact unarmed.

NASA scientists say that we will find life beyond Earth within the next 10-20 years. In this particular case we are talking about microbes. There are plenty of places that could harbor microscopic life in the Solar System: Mars, Europa, even Ganymede emerged as a possibility recently.

Rand Paul announced he’s running for President yesterday, but he hasn’t the only person to announce their plans for 2016. John McCain is running for re-election. John McCain is 78; he’ll be 80 before election day 2016.

A Bringham Young University student altered his transcript so he’d be eligible for a scholarship. Now he has been sentenced to 180 days in jail and five years of supervised probation.

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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