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Posted on Jan 9, 2023   Updated on Jan 10, 2023, 6:58 am CST

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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! 

— A.W. 


⚡ Today’s top stories

🥒 WTF
‘My PICKLE got flagged’: TSA makes traveler open up pickle from Jimmy John’s

In a viral video, a person shared the unusual experience she had with TSA thanks to her Jimmy John’s pickle

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📽️ CULTURE
Jake Sully from ‘Avatar’ is officially a TikTok thirst trap DILF

TikTok is full of horny Na’vi edits. In retrospect, this feels inevitable.

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💰 LABOR
‘Thank you, $1 tipper’: Driver eats DoorDash customer’s Arby’s order after they tip $1

In a viral video, a DoorDash driver eats a customer’s Arby’s order—because they tipped just $1.

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🍕 VIRAL
Customer says Domino’s gave her ranch instead of icing for cinnamon knots

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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🔍 One Dumb Conspiracy

By Mikael Thalen

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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

hand with phone on Uber app settings caption 'This is what happens when you don't tip your delivery drivers. You get auto-declined.' (l) Uber sticker in car window (c) hand with phone on Uber app settings caption 'Set up your $ per mile limit and let smart tech do its job' (r)
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*First Published: Jan 9, 2023, 10:30 am CST