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The internet can be a creepy place.

Since it is an inherently anonymous user platform, anything can really happen on the internet. Coupled with the fact that the internet has changed a lot since 2010, and the Cambridge Analytica scandal noted the ways in which the deep and dark web could influence daily lives, we have a whole host of events that transpired because of the internet that are deeply disturbing.


u/TMCD167 asked:

[Serious] What are the creepiest/scariest Internet events to have occurred this decade?

Here were some of those answers.


Slender

The Slender Man stabbing, where two girls attempted to stab their friend to death in order to please a viral fictional character. The creepiest part is watching the police interviews of the two girls, just a couple hours after the stabbing.

prepaidpanic

Missiles

One I can still remember is that false missile/attack alert that went out in Hawaii. People rightly freaked out thinking the islands were getting attacked until it was all sorted as a false alarm. I can't imagine how much that probably messed people up, even if it was only for a short time.

pmw1981

True Sadism

"Couple Drowns In Front Of Camera"
A youtube video showing a newly wed couple accidentally drowning in a pond in Yemen, Caught on camera. Discovered later by a passerby. Just uploaded to youtube on 2013.
Thinking about it still distresses me a little bit. How it happened so suddenly and how someone could just upload it to youtube like it was any other video.

_TerraTerraCotta_

Not Safe

Snowden's exposure of NSA's and CIA's control of information we thought was private. Though probably not the the first person, certainly most popular.

doodleR6

The End Of The Road

McKamey manor is on YouTube and somehow allowed so I'd say it counts. It's also odd that it's all over the internet and it hasn't been shut down. Someone almost died after being dragged through gravel behind a truck with nothing to protect his skin. The goal is to scare you out of winning the prize. No one has won because they will kill you to prove they don't lose.

The_Paradigm_Shift

Monsters

A Norwegian hacker uncovering that the largest child sexual abuse website on the dark web was being run by Australian police in order to bait and then arrest pedophiles. The forum had over one million registered users who made accounts, and was one of many like it. They made an amazing podcast about it called "Hunting Warhead". I have listened to and read a huge amount of disturbing content and I almost threw up even though there is almost nothing graphic or violent.

Persimmon_Leaves

What's Up New Tech Company

All your information is being stolen by tech companies to make millions off of your browsing habits and conversations you have with friends. Sold to countless unknown entities that you don't have the privilege of knowing.

boyblue182

Deep Dark Web

The Silk Road. There was so much crazy stuff going on there, feds were moving in, Ulbricht was hiring hits, scams for thousands of dollars were being run just before the site went down. I mean Jesus even the founder was scammed out of his money. Those chat logs between Ulbricht and the people he was hiring/"killing"...chilling.

morgaey

Your Device Listens To You

I would say the emergence in stories about receiving ads that are related to conversations you've had. For example, I got called into the counselor once and we talked about therapy options, then a few hours later I opened Instagram and got an ad for online therapy sessions. I've had this happen several times but this was the most memorable because it was right after I had heard about this occurrence but I didn't believe it. By now I'm sure most people wouldn't be surprised that this happens but still creepy to think about.

axikaye

Massive Political Complications

The ISIS execution videos online, and even scarier the fact that they learned all that from the execution videos of Mexican cartels, especially the "Zetas" witch are still active a drive away from Texas.

BTW, the Zetas got trained by the US government, they where part of an elite group of the Mexican military, trained alongside US elites, and one day they all departed at once, taking with them lots of heavy weapons and starting a cartel.

King_Of_Da_Bongos

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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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