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

I hope your weekend is off to a good start! Our top stories today are about: A new fear unlocked story of a woman getting stuck mid-water slide while on a cruise ship, Elon Musk’s decision to make likes private on X making everyone remember Sen. Ted Cruz’s like-mishap from a few years ago, a series of stories we published to highlight Pride 2024, and an expert going viral for warning people about “toxic” materials cake decorators use

After that, we’ve got another edition of “Meme History” for you. 

P.S. — If you didn’t take our weekly news quiz yesterday, you still can! Just open yesterday’s newsletter and answer the question. If you guess correctly, you might win a “Take Me Out To The Blog Game” shirt. 

See you next week! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today in Internet Culture

‘Nah I would pass out. Claustrophobic watching it’: Woman gets stuck mid-water slide on cruise ship

A woman allegedly got stuck in the middle of a water slide while vacationing on a cruise ship. A mere video of the incident has onlookers feeling claustrophobic.


Elon Musk’s move to make X likes private spurs requiem for Ted Cruz’s infamous 9/11 blunder

An iconic internet moment will never be able to happen again.


🏳️‍🌈 PRIDE
Pride 2024: Queer joy persists

The Daily Dot published a series of stories that remind us that the LGBTQ community is resilient and always will be—with or without the support of companies, lawmakers, or fair-weather allies. 


‘I never trust real flowers on cakes’: Expert issues warning on ‘toxic’ materials cake decorators commonly use

A cake decorator posted a viral video warning viewers of toxic materials that decorators commonly use


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🤓 Meme History

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Video Producer

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Meme History: Poot Lovato

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🕸️ Crawling the Web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🍔 A former In-N-Out Burger worker went viral after she shared how to make the chain’s burgers at home. There’s a secret to the meat

🍨 This woman called out Breyer’s after buying Cookies and Cream ice cream and seeing what was inside

🏠 A homeowner has warned the public against going into business with a housing company in a pretty novel way.

🚿 This skin doctor says you are probably showering wrong

🚗 A mechanic revealed six of what he says are the most reliable used vehicles you can buy for under $10,000.

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🤳 Today’s Viral Video

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