The new Pokémon Go mobile app game hasn't even been out for a full week, and it has already reached a level of buzz that rivals Kim Kardashian's multi-million-dollar-grossing mobile app.
The game allows you to wander out in the real world while picking up Pokémon at various real-life checkpoints and landmarks. It was only released on July 6, but has already added a mind-boggling $7.5 billion to Nintendo's market value (Nintendo is an investor both the Pokémon Company the company that created the app).
While a lot of people have praised Pokémon Go for the way it forces users to both get outside and exercise (even if it's from behind a screen) and meet other players around town, the game has also caused a variety of bizarre accidents and even inspired some criminal behavior.
Here are six wacky things that have happened because of Pokémon Go this weekend:
And finally, the competitive game is leading to some reckless behavior.
The game includes a message in the loading screen warning players about the potential dangers of playing a video game out in the real world: “Pay attention to your surroundings; you never know what beautiful or interesting things you'll see while playing the game."
Maybe they should also add, "ALSO JUST CHILL OUT PEOPLE OMG PLEASE."