Weekly Roundup: Other People's Poop And Who Satoshi Nakamoto Is
Five things that happened this week that everyone should read about.
BY WAYNE CHEONG | May 6, 2016 | Culture
1 | If you think your life is shit, consider Josiah Zayner’s situation: he suffered from gastrointestinal pain, which can cripple and inconvenience him. Doctors didn’t provide adequate answers so Zayner turned to self-experimentation and discovered… fecal matter transplant. Which is exactly how it sounds. In laypeople speak, it’s putting poop from other people into your body so that the introduction of intestinal bacteria can aid in a failing digestive system. We suggest not eating while you read Arielle Duhaime-Ross’ coverage on The Verge.
2 | After Wired’s report on evidence that strongly suggested that Australian Craig Wright is the founder of Bitcoin. Wright did not confirm or deny that he was the Satoshi Nakamoto and refused to be interviewed leaving the door of possibility left open. But just this week, Wright penned a blog post admitting to being Satoshi Nakamoto. But is he? The Economist delves deeper into this rabbit hole.
3 | Swatting is an act of tricking an emergency services dispatcher to send a SWAT team to a person’s house. It’s a malicious act that endangers the victim and it often leaves the hoaxer scot-free to cause havoc another day. Simon Parkin writes a report for The New Statesman on this stupid shit that bored idiots do.
4 | What is driving spurring the suicides of Canadian Cree people? As Buzzfeed's contributor, Zehra Rehman investigates the crisis, her discovery unveils a history of injustices.
5 | Reality shows are such an oxymoron with smoke and mirrors (manipulative editing and camera angles; acting stooges) thrown in to simulate “drama” in “real” situations. The duration of a programme can only reveal so much; it’s the aftermath that we should be concern with so our focus is now on The Biggest Loser. The New York Times’ Gina Kolata traces contestants who have lost hundreds of kilograms only to have their own bodies fight against the weight loss.