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36 Strange and Funny Google Street View Photos

36 Strange and Funny Google Street View Photos
We wanted to post these awesome Google Street View photos a long time ago, but somehow they got lost along the way. Luckily, I found them while reading Twisted Sifter. We tried our best to find more cool examples of Google Street View images, however almost every source was pointing to Jon Rafman. Montreal based artist Jon Rafman isn’t the original photographer but instead he explores Google Street Views and takes screenshots of the most unusual and funny sights. The original images were taken by an army of Google’s hybrid electric automobiles, each one equipped with nine cameras on a single pole trying to photograph every highway and byway in the world. “The world captured by Google appears to be more truthful and more transparent because of the weight accorded to external reality, the perception of a neutral, unbiased recording, and even the vastness of the project,” said Jon in his interview to Art Fag City. Website: 9-eyes.com

The Pacific island that never was For more than a decade it has featured on the world's maps. Viewed from Google Earth, Sandy Island appears as a dark, tantalising sliver, set amid the shimmering vastness of the Pacific Ocean. But when marine scientists arrived at the island in the Coral Sea off Australia they were in for something of a shock: it didn't exist. Where there was supposed to be a sandy outcrop complete with palm trees, a few coconuts and maybe a turtle there was merely blue undulating water. The Australian scientists, led by Maria Seaton, a geologist at Sydney University, had embarked on a voyage to study plate tectonics. But there were several puzzling discrepancies: though the island appeared on the Google Earth map, there were no images of it. It had also featured for the past 12 years on the usually reliable world coastline database. "And so at that point we thought: Well, who do we trust? The scientist added: "This was one of those intriguing questions. "It's unlikely someone made this island up. Laputa

Marvel at the Magnificent Marble Caves Can you imagine something happening that would endanger these exquisite azure caverns? It might if Chile continues with plans to build five hydro-power dams in Patagonia. Photo #7 by © Jorge Leon Cabello The water has eroded the marble to create cavities and marble caves. Amazing geological formations on Chilean side of Lake Carrera. It would be a real shame if the hydro-power dams damage the lake and the marble caves on top of the surrounding natural habitats for wildlife. View of the lake and where to find the marble caverns in the Aysen region of Chile.

Real Weddings I love the rich jewel-toned colors of this wedding! Captured by Jen Stewart Photography , Emilie and Anthony were married this past June in a gorgeous ceremony in a rose garden in Sacramento, California. The couple met during medical school and their ceremony was performed by a doctor friend/instructor. The ceremony aisle was decorated with trails of big blooms, leading to a bamboo chuppah draped in airy, white fabric. Rich, jewel tones and peacock feathers were used throughout the wedding party attire and decor. At the reception, lush floral arrangements decorated each table in the penthouse room. A few words from the bride: Anthony and I met during our first year of medical school at UC Davis.

The Land of Tulips Tulip fields, wind turbines and canal, Holland. Photo by: Anna Paulowna There are reportedly 3,000 varieties of tulips. There is a Dutch organization that maintains the list of registered tulip varieties. Photo by: unknown Traditional Dutch windmill in middle of heavenly beautiful tulips field. When it comes to the usage of windmill technology, Holland is considered the leader. Katwijk Aan Zee beach, Holland. Laser show in Utrecht, the fourth largest city of Holland. Aerial view of Utrecht center. Amsterdam has more canals than Venice, while Venice is the most well-known canalled city in the world, this isn’t because of quantity., Amsterdam boasts over 165 canals. Winter in Amsterdam. Amsterdam may soon disappear. Infrared photo of blossom, Amsterdam. Fort Bourtange is a star fort located in the village of Bourtange, Groningen, it was built in 1593 under the orders of William the Silent.

Photos That Will Make Your Stomach Drop Posted by admin on May 1, 2013 in Nature | 39 comments If you love to do something that is uncommon, and what people do just few times in whole year, than you must try to do something like this on photos below. Maybe you will feel strange while you looking at this photos, you will see, who knows. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. The Three Phases of Life One of life's great fascinations is watching people evolve over time. Some people grow and develop, while others seem to be stuck in patterns that limit their happiness and well-being. Others excel in certain areas of their lives while failing miserably in others. A small few are spectacularly successful by conventional measures yet are perpetually dissatisfied. Is there a simple model we can use to make sense of these observations? Many years of watching and thinking have led me to believe that we can further our understanding by simplifying the problem. I want to be a little precise with words here. Why is this important? Schlepper Let us begin with the first state. This term comes from the Yiddish verb "schlep," which means "to drag." Literally, a schlepper is a carrier. First of all, just because you are schlepping does not mean you are forbidden to think. In general, we all need to schlep. Schleppers quickly perceive the great injustice of life. So, we all start out as schleppers.

North Sentinel Island Outline map of the Andaman Islands, with the location of North Sentinel Island highlighted (in red). Bay of Bengal, with Andaman Islands south of Myanmar North Sentinel Island is one of the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. It lies to the west of the southern part of South Andaman Island.[1] Most of the island is forested.[4] It is small, located away from the main settlements on Great Andaman, surrounded by coral reefs, and lacks natural harbors. A group of indigenous people, the Sentinelese, live on North Sentinel Island. Their population is estimated to be between 50 and 400 individuals.[1] The Sentinelese reject any contact with other people, and are among the last people to remain virtually untouched by modern civilization.[5] History[edit] Early history[edit] British exploration[edit] WikiMiniAtlas 11°35′36.46″N 92°12′44.08″E / 11.5934611°N 92.2122444°E / 11.5934611; 92.2122444. Indian expeditions[edit] Recent history[edit] Geography[edit] Map of the island Political status[edit]

Amazing Collection of Beautiful Places and Spaces Our planet is far more impressive than we could imagine. It has the power to build landscapes that amaze us even after seeing them a few times. In this article I have gathered pictures of places and spaces in our beautiful world that are simply amazing and must be seen. Enjoy. 1. Located about 100 miles north of Reno, Nevada, is the tiny town of Gerlach. The most striking aspect of the Fly Geyser is its vibrant colors, which are caused by thermophilic algae. 2. The Ice Castles in Silverthorne are man-made ice formations created by Utah’s Brent Christensen. 3. This waterfall is very famous in Tuscany because is an open-air free hot spring. The waters of Saturnia Therme are sulphureous-carbonic-sulphate-bicarbonate-alkaline. 4. Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. 5. The Sagano Bamboo Forest is one of Japan’s national treasures. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

The Egg Author's Note: The Egg is also available in the following languages: The Egg By: Andy Weir You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. And that’s when you met me. “What… what happened?” “You died,” I said, matter-of-factly. “There was a… a truck and it was skidding…” “Yup,” I said. “I… I died?” “Yup. You looked around. “More or less,” I said. “Are you god?” “Yup,” I replied. “My kids… my wife,” you said. “What about them?” “Will they be all right?” “That’s what I like to see,” I said. You looked at me with fascination. “Don’t worry,” I said. “Oh,” you said. “Neither,” I said. “Ah,” you said. “All religions are right in their own way,” I said. You followed along as we strode through the void. “Nowhere in particular,” I said. “So what’s the point, then?” “Not so!” I stopped walking and took you by the shoulders. “You’ve been in a human for the last 48 years, so you haven’t stretched out yet and felt the rest of your immense consciousness. “Oh lots. “Wait, what?” “Sure. “Just me?

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