Quick! You see the Google Street View car making its way down the street. What do you do? A., Dive for cover. It's laundry day and all you're wearing are pajama pants and a giant sweatshirt featuring Bugs Bunny as a chola. The world doesn't need to see this. B., Advertise your business! Grab the nearest piece of paper / stranger's T-shirt and scribble "For a good time, call 1-900-I-M-2-S-E-X-Y." C., Make love.
One couple in Australia went with option "C" in a big way. Of course, the two were likely just SIMULATING dusty roadside coitus, particularly since they had the presence of mind to wave at the Google camera as it went past and had passed the Google car on the same road a bit earlier.
Oh, what's that? You want more Google Street View weirdness? Happy to oblige.
First of all, this street -- Loma Larga in Nuevo Leon, Mexico -- is gorgeous. Look at those mountains. The blooming bougainvillea. The school girl eating pavement as her friends look on
. (Keep moving down the road to watch her in action. Because you're a bad person.)
Over in Western Cape, South Africa, a group of friends decided it would be a good idea to luge down the winding, sloping road
. Good thing cars don't use streets or anything.
Artist Jon Rafman has taken screenshots of several more questionable, bizarre, breathtaking, and eerie Google Street View moments for his "9-eyes
" project, including this house -- evidently the site of a prank.
What, a guy can't take his girlfriend for a stroll without everybody staring? Get over it, puritans.
The Street with a View
project, spearheaded in 2008 by artists Robin Hewlett
and Ben Kinsley
invited the Google Street View team and Pittsburgh residents to join in creating a series of images along Sampsonia Way, including documentation of the street's beloved (?) Raw Chicken Sculpture
"Horse Boy" is a man in a horse mask (or a horse in a man costume) that has been spotted posing for Google Stree View cameras and fans alike across Europe
. This YouTube user
claims to be Horse Boy, but. You know. Who wouldn't?