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

Our top stories today are about: Five wild times cheaters were exposed on the internet and went viral, a rapper launching a conspiracy theory-tinged streetwear line, the origins of the “Bugs Bunny ‘No’ Meme,” and the internet uniting in thirst over Manny Jacinto in The Acolyte

After that, our Senior Reporter Tricia has a “Digital Democracy” column for you. 

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today in Internet Culture

‘I would be so feral’: 5 of the wildest cheaters who got exposed on TikTok

Here’s a look at five of the most jaw-dropping cheating stories, revealing just how far some people will go to hide their secrets, and how dramatic it can be when they get caught.


M.I.A. drops conspiracy-tinged streetwear line, including a 5G-blocking tin foil bucket hat

Rapper M.I.A. is launching a streetwear line to help protect against “Wi-Fi, 4G & 5G from reaching your brain.” 


The origins of the Bugs Bunny ‘no’ meme

The Bugs Bunny “no” meme is a popular reaction image or gif that shows the Looney Toons character leaning over with his tongue touching the roof of his mouth.


The internet unites in thirst over Manny Jacinto in ‘The Acolyte,’ and his former co-star D’Arcy Carden understands why

The Good Place co-star was well ahead of the curve on the Acolyte standout.


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👩‍💻 Digital Democracy

By Tricia Crimmins
Senior Reporter

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‘Dystopian nightmare’: Water budget deemed ‘woke’ by the far-right

In each edition of web_crawlr we have exclusive original content every day. On Tuesdays our Senior Reporter Tricia Crimmins explains the legislation that is captivating the internet in her “Digital Democracy” 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 your inbox.

🕸️ Crawling the Web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

✈️ Asking to change seats on an airplane is always a weird experience—like when this passenger offered a man a window seat to sit next to her friend and he refused

👁️ If you’ve ever experienced an eye twitch, you know just how irritating it can be. Luckily, a doctor shared the best way to prevent it from happening

💇 A customer claims she went to a curl specialist who botched her haircut and left her in tears a week before she was supposed to go on vacation to Europe. 

🥤 This DoorDash customer says a driver stole Dr. Pepper Creamy Coconut soda from her Fiesta order.

💸 Calculating the amount of money you really make in a day of work after things like taxeslunch breaks, and transportation can be a harsh reality check—something one TikToker recently drew attention to after realizing just how much having to Uber to her job was setting her back.

🎂 A former Domino’s employee believes she knows how to bake a cake that tastes just like the pizza restaurant’s iconic Chocolate Lava Crunch Cake.

🔍 From the Daily Dot archive: How Trump mainstreamed QAnon before anyone ever noticed. 

📝 Question of the Day

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🤳 Today’s Viral Video

Only good things happen when pizza is on hand. 🍕✨

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