Gabatron Morning Briefing – 6-16-15: Give Me A Viking Funeral

Americans are starting to think outside the box when it comes to what happens to them after they die. It’s not just folks having their ashes sprinkled in various place, either. People are doing everything from having ashes shot into space, having them compressed into jewels and even becoming compost to help nurture a future tree.

Interesting Stat of the Day: 14 million people. That’s the number of people the Office of Personnel Management estimates were hit by the hacking incident.

A new study suggests that teenagers are losing confidence in the American Dream.

In technology news, SpaceX has announced that they will be holding a competition to design pods for Elon Musk’s proposed Hyperloop transportation system.

In sports, the Chicago Blackhawks are once again Stanley Cup Champions in the NHL. They beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 in game six to take the series 4 games to 2.

Plus, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that people have a right to be drunk on their front porch.

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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