Gabatron Morning Briefing – 1-7-16: Would You Pay $100,000 To Clone Your Dead Dog?

A British couple sent some DNA from their dead dog and a certified check for $100,000 to a South Korean company and got two clones of the little rascal. Everyone loves their pets and are devastated when they lose them, but would you spend $100,000 to bring them back?

Interesting Stat of the Day: 99 percent. That’s the amount of the vote Ken Griffey Jr got when he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

A science fiction author says that the war with the machines will happen by 2040-2055.

Star Wars The Force Awakens has officially passed Avatar as the highest grossing movie in domestic US history.

In science news, NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has found 100 more exoplanets. It’s up to about 1,000 in all.

Plus, Someone decided to build an igloo around a street light on Upper Wacker here in Chicago.

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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