Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr.
We’re kicking off the week with top stories about: a pickle being flagged by TSA, TikTokers being thirsty for an Avatar character, a delivery driver saying they ate a customer’s order because they tipped only one dollar, and a truly gross order mistake by Domino’s.
After that, we’ve got a “One Dumb Conspiracy” column from our Tech Reporter Mikael.
See you tomorrow!
⚡ Today’s top stories
In a viral video, a person shared the unusual experience she had with TSA thanks to her Jimmy John’s pickle.
TikTok is full of horny Na’vi edits. In retrospect, this feels inevitable.
In a viral video, a DoorDash driver eats a customer’s Arby’s order—because they tipped just $1.
Everyone who orders delivery food has been there at one point or another. You order your meal and wait for it to arrive—but when it finally does, the restaurant has made a mistake.
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🕸️ Crawling the web
Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.
🍋 A man ordered the infamous Charged Lemonade from Panera Bread, and something unexpected happened.
🍤 A former Red Lobster employee is going viral for slamming customers who order the all-you-can-eat shrimp.
🍗 Raising Cane’s is known for one thing and one thing only: chicken fingers. But what happens when you order off the secret menu?
🌮 A Taco Bell customer has gone viral after claiming that one of the company’s workers “stole” from her by rounding up her order total without consent.
🤖 This video showing a McDonald’s drive-thru being run without any employees is getting a lot of attention online.
🐕 A TikToker says she was seated on a flight next to a dog identified as a service animal—but its behavior led her to question the legitimacy of the dog’s training.
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👋 Before you go
Since the beginning of the pandemic, tipping culture and food delivery service have been at the center of debate in the United States. Consumers are worried whether they’re tipping enough, too much, or if a tip is necessary at all.
TikTok user Zhu (@themillennialdasher) often shares his experiences as an Uber Eats and DoorDash driver on the platform. In a recent video, Zhu exposed a way to weed out customers whose tips don’t meet his standards.