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Posted on Nov 20, 2023   Updated on Nov 21, 2023, 7:36 am CST

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Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Kira here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr

Todays top stories are about: An upside-down bathroom that’s nauseating viewers, a TikToker exposing how messy his celebrity Airbnb guests are, a deep dive into the ‘stonks’ meme, and Tomi Lahren’s amusing misunderstanding about a White House ‘leak.’

After that, dig into Mikael’s “One Dumb Conspiracy” column. 

Until next time,

— K.D.

⚡ Today’s top stories

‘Immediate panic attack’: Bathroom bar has upside-down toilet, sink

A woman walked into a bar bathroom and discovered a toilet and sink on the ceiling. And no, she wasn’t drunk.


‘I’d be charging them extra for the cleaning fee’: Airbnb host exposes how ‘celebrity’ guests left his luxury rental

‘Rich People really live in complete different worlds than us,’ one user commented on TikTok.


In the ‘stonks’ meme, the numbers always go up

The inherently surreal nature of the meme makes it a good fit for all sorts of absurd situations.


Tomi Lahren demands investigation into ‘leak’ of White House cocaine photos—which were made public by the Secret Service

“It was a FOIA, not a leak,” one X user noted.


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🔍 One Dumb Conspiracy

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Staff Reporter

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🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🏠 A college student was in tears after finding out from a realtor that her landlord is selling the home she lives in and would need to kick her out. The reason? It’s going to be turned into an Airbnb

🍴 It is notoriously hard to work in the service industry. However, one TikTok user is apparently making lemonade out of lemons by sharing some of the most annoying things his customers do and going viral for it.

🏨 A Marriott guest discovered that her room’s door wouldn’t lock, but when she alerted the hotel about the problem they told her she couldn’t move rooms because they were overbooked. 

💄 Walmart shoppers discovered that the entire makeup section was locked behind glass doors, as more and more stores seem to be adding extra security for items. 

🔌 This is what happened when one of our editors unplugged and escaped to a no-tech cabin in the middle of nature with Getaway.

💼 As more workers are looking to switch careers or get a new job, applicants are facing an issue that’s become pervasive in the job market: deceptive listings.

🪑 A woman says that after she told Wayfair that her purchase was dysfunctional and needed to exchange it, the company asked her to prove that the item didn’t work with a video.

🎯 Target is known to price match with their competitors. However, do they price match their different locations? A woman revealed how she used the Target app to price match one location with another one, ultimately saving money.

🌐 From the Daily Dot archive: Is there a First Amendment right to assemble in the metaverse?

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👋 Before you go

Phone scammers are once again upping their game. You may be confident that you’re able to detect and avoid them but it’s always the best practice to be suspicious of anyone who calls and tells you they represent your financial institution.

Pro Poker player and TikToker Johnnine Vibes (@johnnievibes) was rightfully suspicious of a recent call he received allegedly from his bank. Luckily, he detected a scam but he admits that the scheme was very slick and may have fooled most people.

So, he took to TikTok to issue a warning.

Wells Fargo customer warns of new Samsung Pay scam after almost falling for it himself
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*First Published: Nov 20, 2023, 10:30 am CST