Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr.
Our top stories today are about: A Popeyes customer getting so mad over biscuits that she crashed her car into the building, a conspiracy theory about a VHS tape that “reveals every secret that the USA is hiding,” a look at all of the biggest lawsuits Facebook is facing, and a Little Caesars worker exposing a free pizza “hack” for employees.
After that, our Senior Reporter Tricia has a “Problematic on TikTok” column for you.
See you tomorrow!
⚡ Today’s top stories
A Georgia woman upset about a biscuits order at Popeyes misunderstood the concept of “drive-thru.”
‘No way Trump had a 4-hour attention span’: Viral conspiracy theory about secret 4-hour VHS tape shown to top U.S. leaders emerges
The conspiracy theory concerns a 4-hour VHS tape that “reveals every secret that the USA is hiding” and is shown only to government employees at the highest level of security clearance, including the president.
Facebook’s entire existence has been plagued by lawsuits, dating back to the very first one filed by the Winklevoss Twins less than a week after the site launched in 2004.
‘Now I have dinner’: Little Caesars worker exposes free pizza ‘hack’ for employees. But does it work?
There’s one thing in life that makes everything better: free food. In a TikTok that’s been viewed 640,600 times, a Little Caesars worker shared how one customer’s loss is another employee’s dinner.
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😬 Problematic on TikTok
By Tricia Crimmins
The wives of blue collar men are revealing too much
In each edition of web_crawlr we have exclusive original content every day. On Tuesdays our IRL Reporter Tricia Crimmins breaks down the trends on the popular app that will make you cringe in her “Problematic on TikTok” 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.
🎮 A man recently discovered that he should be more careful when purchasing products from Facebook Marketplace after trying to buy a PS5 and instead getting a PS4.
🥐 If you’re picking up your baked goods and they’re pre-packaged in a plastic wrapper, you might want to check the fine print on the bag.
🚑 This patient is going viral for sharing how they walked out of hospital after nurses ignored his call button.
✈️ A video showing how Delta offered 13 passengers up to $4,000 to get off overbooked flight is getting a ton of attention online.
🛒 Stay smart in the grocery store with these shopping hacks for saving money.*
💊 In a trending video, a Portland man shows what happens when you submit a complaint via the CVS shopper survey. It’s quite effective.
🎃 A woman’s dog tore into her Hobby Lobby papier-mâché pumpkin. What she found inside the decorative item surprised and concerned her.
☕ A user on TikTok has sparked discussion after calling out the quality control of Dunkin’ coffee.
🌐 From the Daily Dot archive: Is there a First Amendment right to assemble in the metaverse?
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👋 Before you go
If you’re looking for a new apartment to rent or a home to buy and filter your results by budget, only to be disheartened by what pops up on your preferred search engine, you’re not alone.
A TikToker by the name of Grace uploaded a video delineating just how discouraged she was while looking for a place to live that fit within her financial means.
According to the results she received while on the hunt for an abode, Grace discovered she could only afford a parking space.
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