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Andrew Wyrich


Posted on Apr 26, 2024   Updated on Apr 26, 2024, 3:56 pm CDT

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Hello fellow web crawlers! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr

Our top stories this Friday are about: A woman’s disturbingly shaped piece of chicken nugget from Chick-fil-A, a lawyer breaking down how the TikTok ban will play out, a video showing Texas state troopers slamming a cameraman to the ground amid a pro-Palestine protest at the University of Texas at Austin, and the internet being abuzz with calls for a nationwide strike on the second anniversary of Roe v. Wade being overturned. 

After that, the trending team shares with you who they picked as the “Main Character of the Week.” 

And since it’s Friday, it’s time for our weekly news quiz! Scroll down to answer the question, and if you answer correctly you’ll be entered to win our new “Take Me Out To The Blog Game” shirt. 

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

‘Nahh that’s a lil tooooo specific’: Woman questions strangely-shaped piece of nugget in Chick-fil-A meal

A customer had questions about a strangely-shaped chicken nugget that she received in her Chick-fil-A meal


Lawyer breaks down how TikTok ban will play out. Here’s what you can expect

This lawyer recently went viral on TikTok after explaining how a recent sell-or-ban bill is likely to play out in the court system.


‘I didn’t hit an officer’: Video shows Texas officers slamming cameraman to the ground during campus protest. The cameraman gets arrested

Bystander video shows Texas state troopers slamming a cameraman to the ground during a pro-Palestine protest at the University of Texas at Austin on Wednesday. The cameraman was then detained.


Women nationwide will strike on second anniversary of Roe v. Wade falling

Although women across the country share the same despair and outrage over losing their rights, thus far much of the resistance has been piecemeal and isolated to large urban centers—until now. The internet is abuzz with calls for a nationwide strike on June 24, the second anniversary of Roe being overturned.


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👑 Main Character of the Week

By Ramon Ramirez
Managing Editor

A person in sunglasses looking at the camera next to a Cybertruck. There is text that says 'Main Character of the Week' in a Daily Dot newsletter web_crawlr font in the bottom right corner.
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Main Character of the Week: Cybertruck car wash guy

Main Character of the Week is a weekly column that tells you the most prominent “main character” online (good or bad). It runs on Fridays in the Daily Dot’s web_crawlr newsletter. If you want to get this column a day before we publish it, subscribe to web_crawlr, where you’ll get the daily scoop of internet culture delivered straight to your inbox.

🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🍌 One customer was sick and tired of her local Dairy Queen running out of bananas, so she brought her own to the store so that workers could make her and her acquaintance banana splits.

🚙 In an effort to market themselves, a lot of salespeople take to TikTok to offer advice or give a glimpse into their daily lives

🍰 Even for a decisive person, the Cheesecake Factory can be a tricky placeif not the trickiest place—to figure out what to order, with a whopping 250 items on its menu.

🍋 This server says customers got mad when they ordered lemons, sugar, and water that she charged as lemonade

💳 One TikToker is documenting her journey to become debt-free, sharing advice and tips with her followers along the way. In a recently uploaded video, she warned viewers against the Target RedCard, a credit card from Target

☕ A former Starbucks worker explained why he thinks you should never work at Starbucks in a viral video.

🔍 From the Daily Dot archive: How this obscure, blockchain-based site built a playground for QAnon to run rampant on.

👋 Before you go

There is nothing like returning to your vehicle to find it has been towed. You immediately know you’re going to be into the tow company for a pricey fee, and you also know that until you take care of it, you’re stuck without your ride.

But it could be worse.

A video posted by San Francisco native Gia_pc (@gia_pc7) seems to show a truck seriously messing up a car in an attempted tow. The TikTok, posted Saturday, has picked up over 1.5 million views and has viewers asking just who is responsible for the damage.

The screen text of the video claims that Gia “saw the tow truck trying to hook the car but was doing it so fast and started to cause traffic and then this!

Tow truck with car(l+r), Woman talking(c)
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*First Published: Apr 26, 2024, 10:30 am CDT