With these smartphone 'swinging cradles,' people are cheating to get to 10K steps

Apparently in China people can get discounts on their health insurance (and avoid punishment) if their phone hits 10K steps a day. That's nearly five miles of exercise they're expected to get every day.

Well, if there's a way to cheat something, someone will figure it out. And someone did.

Canadian-born Mark Rowswell, aka Chinese comedian Dashan, tweeted that a restaurant in China is offering a "swinging cradle" for its patrons to hit their daily steps quota while dining, drinking, and smoking.

I dug around a bit. It seems these clever devices (called "摇步器") have been around since at least 2016, as evidenced by this video:

Previously: Is China's social credit system becoming a Black Mirror episode?

(Super Punch)