Web Wednesday: January 21st, 2014

By: Sean Sporman
By: Sean Sporman
Every Wednesday, News 4 This Morning takes a look at an assortment of the stories from our show that viewers and readers are talking about on our webchannel and related social media.

WTVY Web Wednesday

Every Wednesday, News 4 This Morning takes a look at an assortment of the stories from our show that viewers and readers are talking about on our webchannel and related social media.

Some children in various parts of the country are crushing up the popular candy known as Smarties and inhaling it through their nose. They do this after crushing the candies into a powder. Experts say this could cause damage and infection. On Facebook, dozens commented on this story. Shannon Cooper said, “I remember kids snorting Smarties when I was in school. I thought they were stupid then, I still think its stupid today.” Christina DeStefano added, “Wow I heard about this yesterday. My 11 yr. old niece was telling me that the kids in her class do this...snorting them and also pretend they are smoking them...this is crazy. But obviously these kids are seeing stuff being done and think its ok.” Kathryn Kirkland asked, “Why would anyone want to snort Smarties? They TASTE GOOD !” And, Sharon Short replied, “They probably snorting Smarties hoping it will make then smart if they named it dummies they probably wouldn't do it”

It was recently announced that a private equity group purchased the parent company of Chuck E. Cheese. The franchise, which has existed for decades, is known for children’s entertainment and has many arcade and skill games, pizza, ball pits and large animatronic and anthropomorphic animals. On Facebook, several responded to the story. Jeni Marshall shared her experience with the franchise, saying, “It needs to go away and make room for something someone will actually keep up. The last time we were there, SO many games were taking tokens and not even working! My kids were so frustrated! We repeatedly talked to the staff who said "We aren't even allowed to put a note saying the machine isn't working." TELL me what kind of company does that???” Leah Dragovich added, “Lack of game choices for all ages. Service awful, food greasy, and half the games were broke or took too many coins. No wonder!” And, Lynnecia Johnson commented, “I love this place but i do believe changes and to happen. There should be more games; more food choices and the parties are too high.”

In one community in Japan, there’s a custom that literally involves throwing husbands that involves newly-married couples. On Facebook, Fredda Brown had a simple response to the story. Brown said, “I'd like to participate in this.”

On January 21st, 1999, a game that would be known as Super Smash Brothers launched in Japan. This was a fighting game that pitted the most iconic characters from Nintendo's past and present against each other. On Twitter, we asked our followers which character from the first installment of this now-smash-hit franchise was. You can see the picks in the video above!

January 15th’s unofficial Holiday was National Hat Day. On Facebook and Twitter, we had viewers share their favorite pictures of them and their hats. And, we’re sharing even more for this edition of Web Wednesday. You can see these new ones in the video above!

The views of commenters, readers, and viewers do not necessarily reflect the views of WTVY News 4.

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