Fictitious Characters Come to Life on Google Street View

When Google were recording their recently launched UK and Netherlands Street View imagery, a small team of crack-commandos cosplayers were tasked with leaving behind some highly recognisable British icons for the public to find. The most famous of these was…

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Friday, 17th April 2009

New Concept Car out for a spin

This is the Quaranta, probably one of the least likely cars you’d ever expect to find on Street View – as it’s the only one of its kind in existence! The “Quaranta” (Italian for “Forty”), is the latest concept from…

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Thursday, 2nd April 2009

Street View Car Dreams of the Laguna Seca Raceway

As one of Google Street View cars drove past the Laguna Seca Raceway, it happened to capture a photograph of a race in action. Aware of its own existence as a fuel-efficient-but-not-exactly-a-racecar Toyota Prius, the anthropomorphized car obviously dreamed of…

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Friday, 27th March 2009

Where’s Wally?

Here’s Wally! When Google announced the recent UK Street View launch they also hinted at the presence of the popular children’s book character “Wally” (Or “Waldo” as he’s known in the North America), hidden somewhere in the Street View images.…

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Friday, 20th March 2009

Street View Car Chase

Driving around the city of Bradford, the Google driver spots a shortcut through a road clearly marked as Buses, Taxis and Cycles only. But hey, no one will notice right? After nipping down the road, the driver is stopped at…

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Thursday, 19th March 2009

Frozen Plane Wreckage

These buildings are what make up Molodyozhnaya, one of the original Soviet research stations in Antarctica, and the site of an unusually large number of plane crashes. The research station was established way back in 1962 to study meteorology, and…

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Wednesday, 4th March 2009
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On this day: The Main Branch of the NY Public Library Opened

On May 23, 1911, the imposing Main Branch of the New York Public Library was opened to the public, with…

Undiscovered Hawaii: Lanai, Kahoolawe, and Niihau

Hawaii is one of the world’s great tourist destinations, with millions of people from around the world streaming into the islands each year. While most tourists lounge their time away on the beaches of Maui, Oahu, Molokai, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii, many forget that there are eight major islands in the archipelago. Being Island Week, now is the perfect time to take a look at the other three major islands of the 50th state of the United States.

On this day: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was Born

On May 22, 1859, the author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh. 221B Baker Street is, of course,…

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