Gabatron Morning Briefing – 9-8-15: Tracking Your Driving Habits

New York City began tracking about 400 people’s driving habits, including how much gas they use, when they drive, where they are, and how fast their cars go. The program is called “Drive Smart” and offers a few shekels if you’ll let them track you. The idea, according to the New York Department of Transportation, is to understand how people drive in the city, in the hopes of solving traffic problems.

Interesting Stat of the Day: 4,500 years old. That’s the age of a monument of about a 100 stones that was found near Stonehenge on Monday.

You have another chance to own a little piece of the Titanic disaster. A letter from Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon is going up for auction and is expected to rake in more than $6,000.

In science news, the New Horizons spacecraft may have a new destination but it turns out it’s not down showing us Pluto quite yet. NASA says it will take a full year to download everything, including the best close-up pictures.

Plus, a candidate for parliament in Canada had to drop his candidacy after footage surfaced of him peeing in a homeowners coffee mug.

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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