ICYMI — 3/8/14 / by Michael Epstein

The Wiggle Jiggle

As a news-blogger/digital journalist, I spend most of my day reading stories online. "In Case You Missed" (ICYMI) It is a round-up of the best stories and posts published this week that are worth reading. That way I can say that all that reading was good for something.

The Face Behind Bitcoin (Newsweek)

Someone has (probably) found the impossibly secretive creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamura. Guess what? He's a paranoid recluse that doesn't want to talk to you.

How Weed Became The Hippest Term for Marijuana (Slate)

I'm a sucker for etymology stories, and this one's an interesting, albeit shallow dive into what I've always thought of as an ubiquitous term.

Alan Thicke, The Most Interesting Man in The World (Grantland)

You may know him as the dad from Growing Pains, but there was a time when Alan Thicke was the coolest guy ever and we had no idea. He was either involved with or at least hanging out behind the scenes at a bunch of major sports-related happenings in the 90s. He helped get Wayne Gretzsky to leave Canada.

Big Score (The New Yorker)

In honor of the SATs reverting to the old 1600-point format (or not) New Yorker Staff Writer Elizabeth Kolbert took the SATs again as an adult. Her experience, along with others' who did the same, serves as more evidence that standardized testing does more harm than good.

The End of The Hunt (The Verge)

Forget about all those stupid reality shows about ghost hunters. This is a real story about some of the crazy people who spend their time trying to show the world that ghosts are real.

And if you have too much time... 

Is The Wiggle Jiggle The New Harlem Shake? (The Daily Dot)

Somebody made a dance called the Wiggle Jiggle. Apparently it may be the next endlessly repeatable YouTube meme, even though it's a line dance and it's called the Wiggle Jiggle.