He often showed his fish swimming over labeled squares in live streams. One day, the game crashed and the unattended fish did the unbelievable.
We love our pets. They sometimes surprise us with their playful antics, and we enjoy the show. But imagine your pet leaking your credit card details on a public platform?! Sounds unreal, right?
How about a pet fish playing Nintendo Switch? Even more bizarre. But it is a true story from Japan and full of astonishing details.
A YouTuber named Mutekimaru is a gamer. In his absence, his pet fish signed in to Nintendo Switch, changed his avatar in the game, and even paid from his credit card. Since it was all live streaming on the internet, his card details got leaked in the process. The guy has a YouTube channel dedicated to the gaming community and features videos of tetra fish playing video games.
Mutekimaru installed motion detection tracking software in his fish tanks, through which his fish could access Nintendo Switch while swimming. Often in his live streams, he would show his fishes swimming over labeled squares much to his audience's delight. But, during one live stream of the Pokémon game, Mutekimaru left the console, and the game crashed.
However, the fish kept swimming and unintentionally controlled the console from their tank. It led to a series of unexpected events. The unsupervised pet signed in to Nintendo Switch, agreed to the terms and conditions, and set up a PayPal account.
Unbelievable! But the adventure did not end there. From the owner's switched account, the pet added 500 Yen ($4) from his credit card. Since it was live-streaming, it exposed his credit card details to thousands of people.
People on the internet found the whole incident funny, and it went viral in no time. Hundreds of people shared their hilarious reactions to the "fishy" act. The YouTube channel does not disclose why he chose to let them have control. A caption in a recap video read, "Fish eagerly read the terms and conditions. Many humans don't read the terms of service, but they are smarter than we are."
Mutekimaru's fish have won many Pokémon games. They have fascinating names like Maurice, Moo, and Ponyo. The fourth one, named Lala, passed away in September 2022.
If you leave your gadgets unattended, anything can happen. Another time, it was not fish but a 2-year-old who took advantage of his mother's unlocked phone and ordered 31 cheeseburgers. Yes, 31.
Kelsey Golden was transferring photos from her phone to the computer when her toddler yanked at her cell phone.
She said, "He likes to look at his reflection." But he had other intentions this time. "He starts pressing the screen, swinging it around like his arm is a roller coaster," she told CNN. And, bang! He ordered cheeseburgers.
Golden received a notification that her DoorDash order was taking time, and that's when she discovered it. She first thought the package was at the wrong address. "Then it dawned on me that Barrett was playing with my phone," she said. Looking through her phone, she found that an order had been placed at the time when her son was playing with the phone.
"I thought, oh my gosh, he did this?" she exclaimed in surprise.
No one in her family liked cheeseburgers and 31 of them had already been delivered. So, she made a post on Facebook to sell them. How amusing!