Gabatron Morning Briefing – 5-18-15: Train Dodging

A train engineer says he’s “traumatized” after some kids played chicken with his train, and his wife went on Facebook to appeal to the public to teach their kids not to do that. Isn’t that something that kids will probably do no matter what their parents say?

Dairy Queen is going to take soda off its kid’s meal menu. Just milk and bottled water for the kiddies from now on.

In technology news, a cybersecurity consultant told the FBI he hacked into computer systems aboard airliners up to 20 times and managed to control an aircraft engine during a flight. The guy also claimed that he hacked the entertainment system

Your interesting stat of the day? 42.1%. That’s the number of U.S. bee colonies that died off in the past year, according to a survey of beekeepers.

Plus, it was a weekend of notable leaders proving their sports prowess. Mitt Romney boxed against Evander Holyfield to raise money to fight blindness. Shockingly, he lost. Meanwhile in Russia, Vladimir Putin played hockey against some retired NHL players.

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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