This Week In Web: Foot Lettuce, Death by Gaming, and Rich Instagrammers

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Did you waste any more time surfing the internet this week? We did! Check out some of the awesome and random stuff we found while perusing the depths of the web.

Burger King Employee Wants You To Have It His Way

Unfortunately, his way involves standing atop two containers of shredded lettuce. Apparently, a Burger King employee posted the above picture on an anonymous message board on Monday night along with a caption that read:
“This is the lettuce you eat at Burger King.”

Disgusting. I’m not sure what he was trying to do or prove by posting this but he definitely pissed off a lot of people. Many of the users on the message board who saw the picture wrote replies that voiced their disgust, but a few users took the matter into their own hands in order to bring justice to the lettuce stomping employee.

Within 15 minutes of the original post, these few users were able to obtain GPS data that was embedded in the photo to determine the location of the Burger King where it was taken. They then proceeded to notify both Burger King management and local news stations of the act which ultimately led to the firing of three employees who were involved in the act.

Leave it up to the people of the internet to bring swift justice to those who cross them.

Death by Video Games

I’ll admit it. A few of us at the Image Freedom office are pretty nerdy. We like comic books, superheroes, and video games. However, when we read this story about an 18-year-old kid who died after playing “Diablo 3” for 40 hours straight we were pretty blown away.

I find it really hard to believe that video games can kill you. Maybe it’s because I have been playing them myself for many years and have yet to see any adverse effects (other than my gut). Though after reading the rest of the story, it started to make more sense as to what had really happened.

The teen apparently booked a private room at a gaming cafe and played for 40 hours without eating or sleeping. He is presumed to have died from a blood clot that was the result of sitting for an unusually long amount of time.

I know video games are fun, but that doesn’t mean you are allowed to have marathon gaming sessions in which you completely avoid partaking in activities essential to life. What’s even worse is that this is just one of many cases where video games were indirectly related to deaths as shown in a Wikipedia article about game addiction.

Moral of the story: Your real life is more important than the life you live in video games.

The Rich Kids of Instagram

“They have more money than you and this is what they do.”

In school, teachers were always telling us that life in the “real world” is tough and we need to prepare as best we can by educating ourselves in order to properly assimilate into the working world. In most cases, I’m sure they are correct but for “The Rich Kids of Instagram” I think things went a little differently.

A new Tumblr page surfaced this week containing pictures of teens/young adults enjoying a carefree life full of helicopter rides, fancy dinners, and elaborate swimming pools. It made me and the rest of middle class America feel like crap, but I couldn’t stop clicking through the pictures. These are the kids we all love to hate.

What’s even more upsetting is that I didn’t think of this first! The .com domain name has already been purchased and will probably be auctioned off for some insane amount of money when it could’ve been purchased last week for $9.99.

This is our second “This Week In Web” post so if you haven’t read the first one, check it out! Again, feel free to suggest some of your awesome internet findings for next week.