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Posted on Aug 17, 2023   Updated on Aug 18, 2023, 9:48 am CDT

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Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr

Our top stories today are about: A viral video where a woman captured the moment police arrested someone who was living in the crawl space under her house, a look at the 12 tweets that helped Trump get indicted, a viral video of a girl pranking two pizza places at once, and how the internet is obsessed with a photo of actress Selena Gomez and her blanket

After that, our Investigations Reporter Claire has a “Dirty Delete” column for you. 

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

‘I literally would never sleep again’: Woman finds stranger living underneath her house

A woman went viral after she captured the moment police arrested a stranger who had been living in the crawl space underneath her house.


These are the 12 tweets that helped get Trump indicted

Of the 161 overt acts of racketeering listed in the indictment, 12 were tweets posted by Trump.


‘You did call us, the phone was ringing’: Girl pranks Pizza King and Hot Box by calling them at the same time

The video stems from the viral “calling two stores at the same time” trend, where two stores talk to each other, confused. 


‘Unbothered. Moisturized. Happy’: A candid Selena Gomez photo becomes a relatable meme

The internet is obsessed with Selena Gomez and her blanket.


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🗳️ Dirty Delete

By Claire Goforth
Investigative Reporter

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PragerU wants to make your kids conservatives

In each edition of web_crawlr we have exclusive original content. On Thursdays our Politics Reporter Claire Goforth goes deep on the social media history of politicians, political groupsand politically-adjacent figures in her “Dirty Delete” column.  If you want to read columns like this before everyone else, subscribe to web_crawlr to get your daily scoop of internet culture delivered straight to you inbox.

🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🎓 In a viral video, a TikToker shared his journey from finding a person’s college diploma at Goodwill to shipping it out to the person.

🥫 Apparently there is a right way to use a can opener

🧅 One Sonic employee is sounding the alarm about an apparent change in the way the chain is making its onion rings

🥩 A Texas Roadhouse worker had a tip for customers who want to maximize their steak-eating experiences at the chain restaurant.

🎤 Taylor Swift wrapped up her L.A. Eras tour dates recently, and there were countless celebs in attendance. But one stood out: Karlie Kloss.

👑 It’s okay to be by yourself. Feel good flying solo with the best shows and movies about being single.

🍗 With the price of everything going up, many are looking for ways to save a buck. One woman’s Chick-fil-A hack may very well be the cost-savings break many need.

🦸 Not all heroes wear capes. Sometimes, heroes are random strangers willing to go to bat for someone they’ve never met

👶 From the Daily Dot archive: The many lives of the Dancing Baby,cyberspace’s first cringe meme.

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👋 Before you go

Everyone has done ridiculous things after a bad breakup, like stalking their ex on social media or calling them repeatedly while intoxicated.

But one man may have taken things to the extreme when he posted a video of himself allegedly sleeping in his ex’s bed while she was on vacation.

Many commenters on the video were worried about his behavior. Breaking into someone’s house could lead to aggravated misdemeanor penalties or felony penalties. If convicted, both charges could land someone years of jail time and fines. 

Man says he slept in ex's bed while she was on vacation
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🎶 Now Playing: “Thrift Store Cowboy” by Matt Moran 🎶 

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*First Published: Aug 17, 2023, 10:30 am CDT