Gabatron Morning Briefing – 9-15-15: Hot & Blistery Corporal Punishment

A Texas coach is in trouble after he had students do “bear crawls” on the turf field outside as punishment for being late. The students all ended up with sore hands and knees, some even had actual burns.

Interesting Stat of the Day: 2.8 million. That’s the number of people who have been advised to evacuate their homes in eastern Japan thanks to heavy flooding.

In science news, NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly is officially halfway through his epic year-long stay at the International Space Station.

NBC has announced that Arnold Schwarzenegger will replace Donald Trump as the host of Celebrity Apprentice.

In technology news, the entire online world came to a crashing halt yesterday for 35 long minutes. Twitter’s website was down for a healthy chunk of the afternoon, causing near panic and severe bouts of boredom.

Plus, a group of scientists and professional buzzkills are making it clear that Elon Musk’s plan of nuking Mars to terraform it is not a good idea.

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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