It all started with Google employees driving around in cars with a 360-degree view camera. Cool, huh? The coolest part about this, though, was that they managed to catch unforgettable moments on camera. Check out these incredibly timed photos.
Halloween Decorations Or Massive Party Morning-After?
We're not sure what the first thing that comes to mind is when looking at this photo. Our first thought is that some people went crazy with the toilet paper Halloween decorations, but it could also be that they decided to have a massive party the day before and, it was so banging, that the toilet paper art survived the morning after.
On the other hand, maybe this is a modern version of egg throwing, and some neighbors just wanted to play a prank on the lovely neighbors.
A Live Proposal
It's always great to catch someone mid-proposal. Assuming the bride or groom says yes, of course. If not, the situation could tend to turn a bit awkward. We don't know if this guy is going for his second round, since he wrote 'Proposal 2.0'.
If so, we really hope it goes better for him the second time around. And if not, at least the nice women on the right got to say hi to their mom.
A Horse Eating A Banana, Amongst His Flamingo Buddies
This is just priceless. Imagine you are looking for a specific address on Google Streets and this pops up. Wouldn't you be even a little curious to go there and see what the heck is going on? It appears this man woke up with a mission: Dress up like a horse, eat a banana, and say hi to his flamingo buddies.
Is that a phone on the table? Are there more animals coming to the picnic? We're not sure what is actually going on here, but we're certainly curious to meet this man. Oh, and, why in the world are his calves blurred out?
Where did he go?
This guy definitely can't catch a break. In what looks like a prison uniform, this guy appears to be running (most likely away from something or somewhere), and Google Streets isn't doing him any favors. Just when you thought you could quietly escape prison. Jeez...
At least his face is covered. Otherwise, this guy wouldn't know what hit him when they stop him further down the road and ask where he was going. Which, most likely, is what happened anyways.
A Humble Santa
It looks like Santa had a bad year. Either that or we just stumbled upon Amish Santa. This picture is open to all kinds of speculations. Could be that Google just caught a mall Santa next to his squat spot, or, this old man simply felt like going out for a walk in his red pajamas.
Regardless, this is a priceless moment. If this is a Santa of some kind, we certainly hope his Holiday spirit improves for Christmas. Those crossed arms ain't giving us cheery vibes, man. We promise we were good this year!
An everyday occurrence (for third-world country residents, at least). This Google camera certainly caught these guys in the act. We wonder what was going on here.
And we certainly hope never to be hit with an image like this if we ever decide to look up our neighborhood on Google Streets.
A Man On A High Wheel... Towing A Penguin
This is definitely one of our favorite pics. Just look at this - it's fantastic. What you are seeing is a man, on a high wheel, towing what looks like a stuffed penguin around. We don't find it that weird. Haven't you ever just felt like a ride with your favorite stuffed animal?
Seriously, we don't know what this guy is up to or where he's going, but we're sure happy Google caught this one-of-a-kind moment.
Is That BigFoot?
OK. What actually IS that? Seems Google has proved that big foot exists once and for all. Maybe it was a strangely dressed hunter, or a bear, or just a weird angle of a tree, but whatever this is, we hope it was friendly.
We're sure the guys at Google had a laugh when they caught this one. In fact, if this were the 50s, and by some weird time loop the 360-view cameras existed and were used by Google, they could send this photo to a newspaper and come up with a story of how there's scientific proof that Bigfoot exists. Ha! Tabloids in the making.
Old Man With Wooden Paddle vs. Bear
First of all, we have to give credit where credit is due. Our respects to this old man for his fearlessness and courage - he's actually chasing off a big brown bear with what looks like a wooden paddle.
We wouldn't consider this the best of ideas when faced with a bear, but this Russian is going for it, and we're impressed.
Wow, we feel for this guy. Or girl. Looks like they'll be fine but it was definitely a hard hit against the pavement. This is any biker's biggest fear, we only hope another car wasn't coming too fast behind on that lane.
It was a good move to put her hands first, but it still looks like it was a painful recovery from some serious scrapes. At least maybe they'll have this photo to look back on and show their friends. How many people can say they have a photo of the exact moment they were in an accident?
Did these people just miss trick or treat? Or are they just a bunch of homeless people that thought they'd have better chances of getting some food dressed as pigeons? It seems they're just standing there, trying to make a point.
Maybe it's Pigeon Conservation month and we just missed it? Whatever this is, it certainly is worth catching on camera.
A Psychedelic Big Bird?
People certainly know how to party it up in Pittsburgh. This guy is either coming from an interesting rave or getting ready to play a character somewhere. Is it some kind of bird costume? Where is this man going?
Maybe they were just trying variations of the Big Bird costume and the camera just happened to catch this staff member wearing the psychedelic version of the beloved character.
Return Of The Rubber Duckies
This looks like a scene out of a weird sci-fi movie - The Return of The Rubber Duckies. Maybe they're not even rubber duckies, but yellow peeps (the marshmallow candy). Whatever they are, it looks like this teenager is selling them. If so, he did a great job exhibiting them.
It looks like there are a couple of white ones there next to him. Maybe he was saving those for special customers. Or maybe he just figured they would mess up the color scheme.
There Were No Casualties
Whoa! This is definitely one for the books! What an insane moment to catch on camera. This Northwestern bus driver must have been insanely terrified. Luckily it doesn't seem like the bus was too full at the time.
We'll never know what exactly happened here, but we're happy to report that no one was hurt. By the looks of it, there was ice on the floor, and most likely, the bus started to spin out of control until it finally hit the railing (and thank god for that!)
A Rebel At Heart — or an Unfortunate Accident
This guy decided he was too cool to drive on the road, so he just decided to go for the grass instead. Is the guy standing a few feet away the owner of the car? Or just a lucky passerby that happened to be in the right place at the right time?
The people in the car probably had a scare, but we're sure everyone was fine since it doesn't look like a serious crash. In fact, it seems as if the car simply slipped off the side of the road.
Well, we're certainly hoping this was (an intentional) art installation on top of a restaurant, a car shop, or a used car garage. If not, then, there are too many loose ends in this photo - how did those cars get there?!
Regardless, what a treat for Google to catch this on camera. It's one of those photos you can show your grandkids and say, this is how we parked back in the day. Ha!
Inception? Or Bad Parking?
We really don't even know what to say about this one. It appears to be photoshopped, because just how in the heck? It could just be a very well-done graffiti or art installation.
Or maybe the camera is just playing with our minds by shooting from a weird angle. Anyways, our best parking award of the year goes to the red car on the side of the building!
This poor car either had the gate malfunction and fall down on the hood, or he pressed the button way too soon! What a ridiculous way to scratch your car - damn automatic gates.
Wherever they are, we hope the owners of this car come soon, otherwise, they're looking at a very expensive repair bill. And probably a tow car.
God Bless America, Indeed
What happened, man? You just decided to decorate your car with a crime scene tape and some U.S. flags so we would all know this brilliant idea came from a proud North American? We have to admit though, we're loving the orange cone on top.
What's funny is the car actually looks like a prop from "Back to The Future". The photo was probably taken some years ago - remember Google still had vehicles going around with cameras back then.
A Cat Hat
Bravo. We're loving this guy's taste in fashion. He just decided he'd wear a cat on his head today, and why not? He is wearing a baseball cap underneath.
The cat, on the other hand, has fantastic balance. Can you imagine how hard it would be to sit on someone's head without falling? It certainly is a moment for the camera - a guy and his cat decided to go for a walk.
Woodcutting Taken Way Too Lightly
This guy is way too breezy to be cutting wood with a chainsaw. Come on, man! You're holding a chainsaw and standing in your underwear WAY too close. Even though it looks like it was very hot, you still need at least a pair of pants.
It makes you nervous just looking at this photo. Plus, he's not even looking at what he's cutting! We can understand the heat, but this is just taking wood chopping way too lightly.
A Traffic Light In A Car
What would be even more amazing than this photo would be a 'right before' photo, so we could hopefully understand how in the world did this happen.
The traffic light is literally inside the car. That's one big accident. We certainly hope no one got hurt, because it looks like that light almost went all the way through.
Thus Guy Knows How To Party
You know you had a good night when you look like this in the morning. Surrounded by beer cans, lying on the ground, next to a park, wearing a crown - this guy had his fun.
Gladly, Google's cameras caught this glorious morning-after moment, right before he wakes up and the hangover kicks in. We would've loved to have a photo of this guy an hour later.
The Mutt Cuts Van
That policeman in the motorbike to the right is looking about as baffled as we are right now. This giant doggie looks exactly like the Mutt Cuts Van, the famous van from the Dumb and Dumber movie franchise.
Did someone steal the van from the prop closet of the film set? Or are there actually people out there that drive in this? We're really hoping it's a mobile pet grooming business or something of the sort. That is one cute-looking pup, though!
Mannequins Go Bye-Bye
Obviously, this is the back part of a clothing store. But to be honest, who knows? This is one of the great things about these captured photos - you can imagine a lot of different scenarios and dream up any backstory you like.
That's a funny way of getting rid of your mannequins, though. Look at how they're all placed as if they alone decided it was time to climb into the trash.
Easter Bunny Vendor
Definitely one of the creepier ones. Clearly, we're looking at a store of some kind, and either, one of the vendors decided it would be a good idea to go out and greet customers like this, or a man wearing an Easter bunny costume just needed a pair of shoes. What do you think?
The thing is, we're not sure if the kid is actually with him, or just got caught in the frame by accident. Another funny detail is that the Easter bunny actually looks like he's wearing a onesie costume and a purple, Harry-Potter-type vest. This whole scene is a little weird.
The meanness of childhood
This photo captures a very true reality of pre-teen childhood. The girl on the ground clearly fell, and her friends (or what we would assume were her friends) appear to be laughing!
This is one of the amazing things about these cameras, they captured totally spontaneous moments that show us a tiny glimpse into the other day life of other people and societies. Hopefully, they helped her get up afterward.
Tin Man Family: Party of Three
These guys just decided to dress up like the tin man family and go for a walk. Either that or they leaving some sort of Comic-Con event. Maybe they were going to a theme futuristic theme party.
Regardless, we're loving this rare sighting of gold, metallic people walking around the streets. Bravo, Google. This is definitely a good one.
The Guys That Went Golfing In Hazmat Suits
Such a lovely day to go out golfing with your pal. Only these guys decided to go in Hazmat suits, because why not?
What's even more interesting is that one of the guys is in a full boxing pose, while the other is about to smack him with the golf club. What's going on here?!
The Mother Load
Behold the authors of our wonderful photos! Google themselves show us a parking lot of other Google Street vehicles.
Imagine a bunch of these driving around every corner of the country. The footage is just endless - we can't even begin to imagine what these people have caught on camera.
This guy was either done mowing the lawn for the day or just felt like taking a breather and saying "@**& it!" And we say, why not? He decided to flash the Google cameras and give them all something to see.
This photo brings us back to the days when mowing the lawn was a part-time job, and you could do it in shorts, in the summer, while listening to music. Beats an office, we'll tell you that.
Can’t Hide From The Law
Busted! These guys couldn't run fast enough, it seems. Sad thing is, they all look like young teenagers, and we sincerely hope this body search doesn't land them a night in jail.
The other police officer seems to have caught the Google camera, or maybe he's just staring very intensely at something. Regardless, not a pretty situation to be in.
Pennies For Our Cheerleading Routine
Is there a reason why these people decided to do their pirouette in the middle of a transited street? Are they looking for practice in difficult spaces? Or are they simply looking to recollect money for their next adventure?
But nonetheless, the girl is pretty impressive to be able to pull this off in the middle of the street, during a traffic light stop.
Google Street Tricycle
Google was so on it that it even had tricycles with 360-degree view cameras. And here, a vehicle camera captures one on the job. Imagine having that job. The guy that drives the Google Street tricycle.
You'd literally ride around all day and then get to see what you filmed. What a fun way to spend your days. Plus, a tricycle is much less noticeable than a vehicle, so the things they catch are different.
Mr. Funky Minotaur
There are a lot of theories about this one. The guy might have just decided it was purple sweater, horse head day, and went for a walk. Or, maybe these two cars know each other and they're playing a prank.
It's definitely a strange thing to capture on camera, but it's kind of nice to know people still do this - simply decide to do whatever they feel like and go outside.
Ready for Space Travel
Google spotted the missing power ranger. This person is either missing a motorbike or ready for a trip to space. That's a serious helmet. And those are some serious shoes!
Is he waiting for something at the edge of the road? Whatever the kind, this guy is definitely ready for travel. Not your typical bike rider.
Where's The Water, Pops?
They probably got stranded on the road, while carrying their kayaks, because we're having a hard time thinking about what other situations might explain this picture. What are they doing there?
We know they say to practice some movements on dry land first, but you don't need to stay out there in the sun, dad. You're kayaking on a piece of grass in the middle of the street!
Gumby Under Attack
This is a hilarious one. These kids are actually throwing a shoe at Gumby. What did the quirky clay animation ever do to you guys? Gumby was a cultural icon from the 50s to the late 80s.
Even today, you can catch the Gumby show reruns on some channels. We don't know if this is actually intended to be Gumby, maybe it's just a guy in a costume promoting some kind of green soft drink. We prefer to think the kids got into a fight with Gumby.
These guys look like members of The Sopranos family, only instead of pork, they sell lawnmowers as a storefront. Maybe these two decided it was time to get rid of all the old lawnmowers one collects through the years.
Or maybe this is just a thing about this particular place - everyone leaves their lawnmowers out at dusk so they can prove they did their day's work.
San Francisco Legs
It looks like Google cameras stumbled upon a giant, 50s-fashioned woman coming out of a house window in San Fransisco. Well, this is just marvelous. It had to be in a city as quirky as this one.
We're loving this original art installation of a pair of legs coming out a house window! Did the tenant put it there? Or was this originally a psychedelic homage to Alice In Wonderland?
Toddlers Pulling Off an Armed Robbery
These toddlers had enough of the grown-ups controlling the meals, bedtime, and their time to leave the park. So they decided to assault their dads.
I think that's definitely a cue your kid is watching way too much television, dude. Give him a ball to bring to the park next time. Do it for the terrified kids in the back, too!
A Date With a Doll
Kudos to this guy, he couldn't find a real date so he decided to take out his plastic doll for an afternoon stroll instead. You got to give him some points for courage. We just hope he doesn't bring her to the in-laws anytime soon.
To be fair, this guy was probably transporting goods to or from a sex shop, or maybe he just purchased it, but he was certainly caught red-handed!
This Dog Is Ecstatic
We would give anything to be able to ride like this doggy. Just look at its face, it looks ecstatic. And why wouldn't it be? It's being driven around in a snugly little carriage.
Maybe the dog's just a bit older and the owner decided it was the perfect day for a long bike ride, so he decided to bring the carriage along just in case. Anyways, we love that these two cute pals were caught on camera.
The Neighborhood Watchman
The days of feeling unsafe around the neighborhood are long gone, folks! This skeleton man has decided to drive around in, what looks like, a cheap golf cart, and make sure all the neighbors are safe and sound.
Talk about irony. If we ever saw a guy dressed in a skeleton costume we'd freak out and call the neighborhood watchmen! The ones that look like regular humans...
In Today's Headlines
Simply hilarious. This man just decided to walk out in his underwear and barefoot and sit in the plaza to read the newspaper. His feet do look sandy, so it very well may be that he's close to the beach and just wanted to catch some shade in the gazebo.
Maybe it's a homeless man, but regardless, catching the news headlines seems to be very important to him. Perhaps he's reading about how Google Street vehicles are taking over society like Big Brother. Go figure.
Feeling Like Garbage
Poor guy. We're not sure if he's ready to get out and he just got stuck, but it's safe to say he got in there voluntarily in the first place. Maybe he and his friends were filming a comedy bit, or maybe he was just sending a sad video to his ex-girlfriend, asking her to take him back.
Even though, we have to say he actually looks quite comfortable sleeping there, with the sun on his face. We'd say this is the result of a crazy night and a funny prank from friends.
Caught in the Act
This guy is going to town with the nose-picking! Yikes! He probably thought no one would notice, as one usually thinks when stuck in traffic.
You're in the privacy of your own car, which should mean you're able to do anything without anyone watching or judging. Little did he know, a Google vehicle was filming the entire moment.
Going for Coffee With Your Alpaca Friend
Here we have a lovely shot of a man and his alpaca sitting down to enjoy some morning coffee and pastries at the local town bakery. Is this the man's pet? Was he randomly having his coffee and getting a visit from an alpaca that escaped from a zoo nearby?
Whatever the situation, this guy certainly seems comfortable with his furry friend. The man walking away seems to be as confused by the situation as we are, though.
Top Secret Mission Caught on a Not-So-Secret Google Camera
You can quickly tell something serious is about to go down here. These five men look like they're going on or coming from a secret mission. Too bad they were caught on Google's not-so-secret cameras.
They don't look particularly happy to have been caught on camera either. Armed and uniformed, we think if it were us driving that Google vehicle, we would quickly continue the journey and leave these guys to whatever it is that they're doing.
A Naked Man in a Car Trunk, and an Indifferent Dog
We're not sure what happened here, but it definitely doesn't look legal. Let's start with the man in the trunk. At least if he were laying naked outside on the pavement we could say he probably just had a rough night. But, how did he get in the trunk of the car?
And even more disturbing, is the fact that his dog (if it's even his) seems completely indifferent to the whole situation. Maybe it always knew the guy was OK and it was just some friends playing a prank. We'd hate to think of another reason why the dog is lying so still there.
Any Chance You Guys Have Some Snacks?
Don't mind if I do...pop inside your car suddenly and scare the living daylights out of everyone. What we have here is a lovely, huge ostrich popping its long neck through the open window of a car.
The driver is probably hitting himself for not having closed the window. And the car next to it seems to have driven off the road to avoid hitting the poor animal. Maybe it was just looking for a snack or some new friends.
The Best Post-it Note Prank
This is just genius. Seems the person that left this beautifully decorated car just got tired of having to remind the woman of the same thing day after day, so he decided to make things easier and just leave a thousand post-it notes on her car!
How annoying though, we hope this woman wasn't running to work or anything, because whoever did this managed to cover her entire front windshield.
Party in a Hot Tub
And why not celebrate the end of a workday with a nice hot tub? We say good for them that they decided to go all out. You have your comfy beach chair, some supplies, and a background view of a hard-working tractor, in case they needed to be reminded of what awaits after a 12-hour shift in the sun.
These guys definitely know how to chill out and enjoy some downtime. Plus, what more could you want? We can bet the hot tubs in any fancy house don't have this view, and certainly not the fresh air.
Santa Had A Rough Christmas
Ladies and gentlemen, this is a gem. Poor old Santa freshly released from jail after, what we can only assume, was a rough Christmas eve. At least they kept his bag of toys for him.
We just hope this guy could go straight home after this and didn't have to rush to a job at the mall. This should be a photo parents show their kids, as proof that even Santa gets punished when he does something bad!
Scuba Street Fight
Full scuba gear or not, these guys are going at it. We can't exactly see what one of them is about to throw the other one, but we realize there's a sort of attack situation going on here. And the one in red seems to be holding some kind of rake...
The question is, why do they look like they're seconds from diving off a boat? Did they just decide to get ready at home and a fight broke out all of a sudden? Did they walk off the boat and onto the street?
The Segway Bunch
Think about it. What could be better for a group of old people than jumping on a segway and being driven all over the city to do some sightseeing? Segways have, even nowadays, become a prime tool for tour organizers around the world.
f Poultry Bus Stop We're not sure if this one is actually a tour or Google's cameras just caught three very active old friends zooming by. They've even dressed alike. Imagine seeing this photo back in the 70s or 80s, you'd think it was sent from a futuristic time, far, far away.
Oh boy. These sheep aren't going anywhere. And one of them looks like it's even ready to pick a fight with the angry driver. He already looks furious that he can't be on his way because a massive herd of sheep is blocking the road!
"Sorry I was late for work again, boss. This time, it was the sheep, they were blocking the road and I couldn't pass!" Good luck with that excuse if you work anywhere other than a farm.
Chilling Out In Our Scuba Gear
We can't make out what part of the world this was caught in, but wherever it was, we're digging the locals. These guys decided to park it right here, in the middle of traffic, in the middle of the day, fully dressed in their scuba gear.
Maybe they were on their way to the boat and the traffic got so bad they decided to make a day of it, put on their scuba gear, and sit and enjoy the sun.
Clearly, this guy just felt it was time to interrupt his walk with some more elaborate gymnastics. That's definitely an interesting alternative use for a street post. And we have to hand it to him, he is quite flexible. That's not as easy as it looks!
On a closer look, it seems he even put down his coffee cup on the floor next to him, and the other passersby (who is obviously laughing like crazy) is about to hit — making this an even better scene, 5 seconds from now!
Run, Kids, Run!
Looks like these kids had to make a run for it after, what was probably the police, scared them off. By looking at the kid with the black and white baseball cap, we could maybe think the other three kids stole something from him and that's their reason for high-speed running.
However, if you notice the one with the red shirt, you can see he's cautiously peeping behind him, so it just has to be a police chase.
Samurais Spotted In American Suburb
Just your typical day in the suburbs - green lawns, quiet streets, local stores, and medieval samurais. Yeah, you read that right. These two guys felt like an old-fashion sword duo in the middle of their neighborhood.
They really went all out with the costumes, though. If we didn't know any better, we'd think Google's cameras just caught two Game of Thrones actors mid-scene!
So This Is Where Superheros Meet After Work
Google Streets' camera seems to have stumbled upon a casual superhero meeting in a restaurant by the side of the road. We don't know if they just popped by after a Comics convention and decided to grab a drink before heading back home, but it sure looks like a fun group to be in.
Maybe, we finally found the top-secret meeting point where all our favorite superheroes meet for a drink after a hard day's work. There seem to be some guys in suits, too. It certainly looks like an interesting scene.
By the looks of it, this man wasn't in the mood to be disturbed, and certainly not caught on camera! He appears to be throwing a full bottle of coke toward the camera!
At least we hope that's a coke bottle and not a homemade Molotov bomb. This doesn't exactly look like your white picket fence, family neighborhood, now does it?
For Those Times You Just Can't Hold It in Anymore
How many times have you actually wished for there to be a toilet in the middle of the street? Well, there you go. We don't know if it was placed there momentarily until the guys in the white car got their stuff properly organized or what, but it certainly makes for an interesting pic.
The actual functioning might be a bit problematic, but in a perfect world, one of these would be around every time you really needed it.
Here We Go!
These two look like they're ready to go to the races. The driver is so concentrated he looks like a cartoon next to his trusty sidekick! Apparently, they were going quite fast. Ha!
The funny thing is they both look scared to death. Probably not a great combination when you're driving around in a car like that. Wherever these two are headed, they are sure to make a grand entrance.
Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wife!
Well, this definitely classifies as a "hide your kids, hide your wife" situation! There's a big van going up in flames in front of a house in Canada, and no one seems to be bothered by it! It looks like the fire has been going on for a few minutes, how has nobody come out yet?!
The most ironic part is, the red truck next to it seems to belong to a handyman of some sort, who's probably inside fixing something in the house. People, run outside, NOW. Otherwise, there's not going to be a house left to fix.
This teenager went out for a ride and decided to do some acrobatics! We're loving his wheelie, and his casual, laid-back style. Whoever said you had to be a hardcore, bad-ass motorcycle driver to be able to do a cool wheelie?
We hope he didn't notice the Google camera and lost his focus, because that could have been a very hard and painful fall. Especially since he's not wearing any protective gear. Or even a shirt!
Google Found Waldo!
After all these years of searching, Google finally found him: the legendary Waldo! Whatever this guy was doing dressed like this -whether it was a costume party, a personal prank, or just simply waking up and feeling like Waldo - we have to thank him for giving us this great pic.
He definitely had all the Waldo books, because his costume is perfect, up until the last detail. The hat, the glasses, the shirt, and even the cane!
All's Good, The Skateboard Is Fine
This skater fell so bad it looks like he's doing a break-dance move. This actually looks like a pretty bad fall; we hope it didn't end so badly. On the bright side, though, the skateboard doesn't seem to have a single scratch!
It's quite surprising to see the guy still firmly holding on to his skateboard. It's as if his first instinct wasn't to make sure he didn't decapitate himself, but to keep the skateboard safe!
The Worm Dance
This woman decided to practice her 'worm dance' right there on the street. Maybe she was trying to crawl into a house through the bushes? Or sneakily take a peek inside someone else's garden? Whatever she's doing, she seems to be very focused.
If she'd at least worn a grey sweatshirt she could somehow camouflage into the street, but she went for a bright orange color. Good going, girl.
How Would You Even Caption This?
If we had to caption this, we'd say "I knew I shouldn't have listened to my mother and gone out for a run". In all fairness, it looks like she slipped, since she is wearing flip-flops.
What a harsh landing. But at least she managed to put out her arm quickly and land on it first. And it looks like she was ready to put the hand, too. How did she manage to fall this way?
It's Like That One Spider-Man Meme
Of course, it had to happen. There are millions of roads out there, and while Google hasn't mapped all of them, it's getting pretty close.
They probably just wave to each other and get on with their work, but are we sure that's all they do? Maybe when they come across each other, they square off, clearing the main street like the big showdown at the end of a Western film—their engines rumble. Hands grip wheels so hard knuckles turn white. Eyes narrow. And then? Nobody ever knows. Nobody is there to see it.
There are tons of pictures like this guy all over Google Street View and for a good reason. Cameras work in a specific way to capture the clearest image, and sometimes people, other cars, or other things around the Google car will be caught between two images, resulting in shots like this one.
It looks like a guy is appearing out of the time stream to go about his business, saving the future, or making sure that nobody changes the recipe for Toblerone or something like that. Or maybe he's already done his work preserving the timestream, and he's headed back to 654,980 A.D.
Getting Some Work Done
This picture comes to us from Slovakia, in Central Europe, and while we can't really see much, it looks like a charming place. That shed has seen better times, but it's still standing. The guy is working in a small trailer, collecting lumber or pulling his tools out after a long day of work.
What's in the shed? Well, we don't know. But if it's like more sheds, it's full of all sorts of stuff that, strictly speaking, isn't all that useful. But every once in a while, he has exactly the right part for a project you're working on.
Uh Oh, Here Come the Rabbits
From Arequipa, Peru, we see a young man who is just trying to get his carrots where they need to and having a difficult time doing it. We don't know if Peru has a lot of rabbits, but it's about to have an influx.
However, we do know that Peru is flush with carrots, which explains why this guy can't even hold all the veggies he's supposed to be transporting – the country produces hundreds of tons a year, and carrots aren't very heavy at all. That's a lot of orange. Arequipa is the biggest producer in Peru, growing almost half of them.
Snacking on Something
All three of these guys look like they're pulling off the exact same pose, and we wonder what the meaning could be. Are they all chewing their fingernails as they take a peek at the Google car? Did they just pick something up from the ice cream truck and finish it at the same time?
Maybe they're listening back to insults from Shakespeare's time and biting their thumb at the Capulets across the street. Whatever the answer is, it looks like three generations of men are all made the same way.
If you went through and counted, you'd probably find billions of instances of something like this on Google Street View. A person or object that has been chopped into a strange shape or put together in a way that is just strange.
It's all thanks to cameras, but this one is a little funnier than most of the examples. It looks like a neck with a hat on top of it. Or some little pinhead decided to finally see what that beautiful wide world outside his door had to offer him.
Hey, This Doesn't Look Like a Street
It kind of looks like this is taking place during a sporting event, but at least we get to see a funny moment between a man and his daughter. Granddaughter? Niece? Impossible to tell.
Whether he's explaining that she can't have any of his drinks, giving her an expert's explanation of what's happening on the pitch, or just telling her a funny story during their day out, it looks like both of them are having a good time. They don't even care that they're being photographed.
I'm Trying to Sleep, Lady
We all know that person – that person that brings his or her guitar everywhere. To the beach, to a party, on a walk, to the store. Everywhere. Despite what we see in this picture, it's usually a guy. Look, they spent a lot of time learning how to play.
They aren't just going to let that fall away! On this occasion, however, it was a gal that was strumming away the hours, even if one of the people who was listening didn't seem to be all that interested in it. Even the gal on her other side doesn't look super enthused.
We wonder what this unfortunate lady is taking a picture or video of. It must be interesting if she's making sure she gets the best shot. It's just too bad that the pose she's put herself in makes it look like she's trying to produce more than a cool snapshot.
Obviously, we can all tell that she and the trash can at the front of the shot aren't lined up in that way, but it certainly looks like it. The worst part is that this lady will likely never even know she was caught in such a compromising position.
Trying to Adjust
The thing about going to the beach in a bikini – or any kind of revealing clothing – is that you're usually seen by other people. If there were no people, you wouldn't have gone there. You'd stay home in your PJs.
Swimsuits can sometimes be a little uncomfortable, so if you're stretched out on the sand, there's no reason not to make sure you're at your best so you adjust like this lady. You might want to take a quick peek around for people with cameras or a big Google Street View car before digging too deep.
Why Isn't Anybody Turning Here?
A little bit of uncertainty gives us this humorous image. First up, we have a pair of ladies that are dressed far past the nines in their best red jumpsuits for what might be a special event and what we hope is just their everyday errands.
Then there's the sign on the pole. Of course, No Turn on Red is a fairly standard rule in some places. Still, the coincidental nature of these fashionable ladies turns this picture into a one-of-a-kind moment that everybody who passes by will remember.
Under a Watchful Eye
We're not super sure what the situation is here, but we are fans of the interesting architecture nonetheless. The horse looks on at the new neighbors and wonders if there will be any more horses for him to be friends with one of these days.
Meanwhile, an immense chicken and a towering bunny rabbit rise far above his height. Even the little carrot house in front of the rabbit is bigger than it is, and carrots don't really need that much space. We'd love to know why these buildings are here. It can't be easy making farm structures into the shape of huge animals.
Baring It All
Ah, yes. Another classic of Google Street View. Accidental nudity. We can't be sure if this little guy is showing off his backside to the Google car or his front side to the world at large. Well, one way or another, we compliment his bravado.
Of course, he might have to learn that doing such a thing is really illegal in many places, but we guess if nobody is around, there's nothing wrong with it. One other thing to keep in mind, though: bugs. Lotta bugs out there in the wilderness.
Some Fun in the Dirt
What's this little man doing in the dirt? Beats us, but there are plenty of options we can come up with. Maybe he had lost his ball and was taking a big breath and jumping into the hole where it had fallen.
Maybe he had just tunneled his way out from under a maximum-security prison for evil toddlers, and this was his break to freedom. Maybe that's where he and his friends hang out during the hot day, to plan pranks, solve mysteries, or eat lots of candy. All options are equally likely.
Part of a Play? Hopefully?
The Google Street View cars catch a lot of strange things, but we bet this sight is one in a million. Two dudes, dressed up as if they live in 15th or 16th-century Venice, doing what appears to be some amateur dentistry right there on the street.
In reality, this is probably something like Shakespeare in the park, where anybody walking by can watch a little bit of culture from talented performers. You can even take pictures of it if you don't use flash. That would be pretty gauche. Imagine having to perform Shakespeare with flashes all around you all the time.
Taking a Peek
A couple of statues are posed on the water's edge to make it look like a bunch of kids are frolicking in the water, no matter the temperature. As you can tell, this angle makes it look like one of them is a little too interested in what one of the other statues is getting up to.
The romance between statues? Well, there have been stranger things. Maybe. We're trying to figure out what these statues are and where they're from, but we're coming up empty. Maybe it was only a momentary thing, and now these statues are gone.
You Weren't Invited
Oh, I'm sorry, but are you a cow? Do you have four hooves, big, dangling udders, and four stomachs that let you digest fibrous plants like thick grasses? No? Then you're going to have to leave. This is clearly a cows-only space. No, don't worry about that boulder.
That's always been there. We just like to hang out at the boulder. Look, do you want six angry cows to be running after you, or do you want to continue on your merry way without being trampled? Yeah, that's what we thought. And don't tell anybody you saw us.
Looking Off Into the Horizon
We couldn't tell you what these two are all about, but there's a pretty good chance that they're the ones responsible for the picture – the guy in the red jacket is holding something, and it could certainly be one of those selfie sticks that let people smile at the camera.
On the other hand, they could be aboard a whaling vessel, taking a trip to Iceland, or just hitting the high seas for a little bit of adventure. Cue the "Pirates of the Caribbean" theme song and take a pic for Google. But, hey, wait a minute! That isn't a street!
Is This Going to Be on the Test?
We're not sure what we're supposed to learn, but we feel it will be wrong. That guy on the left looks like the kind of creation that will feed you the wrong answers on a test just to get a bad grade. So maybe you shouldn't have been cheating, you punk.
We think this is for a zoo – that's what the sign says, though it's a little hard to make out – but other than that, we're in the dark as to why these poor interns had to get dressed up just to be mocked.
We Didn't Know They Came in Pieces
It seems that having a bathtub with seams – pieces – wouldn't work out, but what do we know? We aren't plumbers. We'd assume that this was something being removed from a home to be discarded, but it looks like this guy is headed inside, and it's not like the area he's in is a junkyard.
It looks like your everyday residential area (though it has a certain British feeling). We guess that caulk can do enough to keep water out if need be.
Big Ants or a Tiny Human?
Ants are a big problem in a lot of places in the world. They get into every building, steal food, get in the way, and burrow through the ground. We don't think that any ants are that titanic.
Not unless you're watching a B-movie from the fifties, of course. But the special effects from the movies were far larger than these – they look like they are big enough to ride or carve up into some delicious food. Is it possible to eat ants? Probably. We shouldn't be eating ants, though. Gross.
We have no idea where this is. We have no idea what's going on. We don't know what we're looking at, and we aren't even sure if we want to know. A long line of sheds is in a neat little row, and an immense, huge blue bear balloon floats above them.
Does it protect them? Is it tethered to them? There's a little person sitting at the entrance to one of the sheds, which helps us get a sense of how gigantic that bear is, as long as they're at the same distance away, and it's titanic.
Millions, perhaps billions of people, are pictured doing one thing or another on Google Street View, but we wonder if any other people have this kind of look. We don't even know why this lady would have such a bad hair day.
A restless night in bed doesn't even create that bad hair. Maybe there's a vent under her somewhere, or there's some kind of fan in front of her that is going at max. Other than that, we don't know. Actually, she could be on some kind of ride like a Ferris wheel.
Out for a Stroll
Maybe they're out for a training session, maybe they're testing out some new equipment, or maybe they've just come off a job, but it's best not to get in the way of these guys.
We're a little surprised that a peacekeeping force like this would allow Google to put their images online, but we guess we can't think of why they can't. No weapons, big padded mats in their hands – this is likely just a training run, prepping for the real deal so they know how to act against a riot.
Look Out, Boys!
A pair of well-dressed dudes are completely unaware that they have a little bit of a rodent problem. We'd love to know what in the heck is going on at the "Green Gables Heritage Place" that results in this sort of trio, but we only have so much time in the day.
One lad has an efficient outfit with pants and a polo, the other is dressed like he's just stepped out of the eighteen hundreds with some crops, and finally, there's the big hamster. We're sure there's a good explanation. But, good grief, we bet the hamster costume is very hot on the inside.
Say Hi to Rudolph
Yes, it's that time of year again – or it's always that time of year at Santa's Village. You can visit the workshop, talk with some elves, and even say hi to some friendly reindeer who would love some snacks, as the sign says.
Here's an interesting bit of trivia for you: male reindeer have antlers during the spring and summer, while female reindeer have them during the fall and winter. That means that, realistically, all of Santa's reindeer are ladies. Sure, you could make the point that there's lots of magic, but it's nice being able to ground things in science sometimes.
File This One Under Bird Mishaps
There are plenty of birds captured on Google Maps, and a lot of them are pretty funny, but it looks like this one has flown right into the camera. Unfortunately, it lost its grip on its yummy pizza crust, but we doubt that it let that meal get away for good.
Birds move so fast, and we're shocked that the camera got such a good pic of this one. While it's difficult for us to tell what kind of bird it is, you can see clear details, feathers, and even the bird's feet. It's probably helped by the light coming from the right angle.
Most of the time, when you come upon a cat, it'll show you its rear end and then walk away – unless you have the can opener, of course.
However, this cat was far more outgoing and either came up right next to the camera to present its good side or didn't care even a little bit that a camera was coming right up next to it. We can't say it's giving the best smile, but it's a little better than the grumpy scowl most cats are pulling twenty-four-seven. It looks tired or stoned, but we bet it's friendly.
Brought Together by Science
We're rolling through Pittsburgh on the way to something else, and we came across this couple who are cuddling up in white lab coats after doing some laser studies or something like that. This whole picture is strange.
They have big red hearts over their eyes, their assistant has a hairnet or a big white wig on, and they're doing their life-changing work in a small, unlit garage. Could they have known that the Google Street View car was coming around and decided to put on a little show? Or is this just what they do every day of the week?
Be On Your Way
There is a lot of uncanny stuff in France. Have you ever really thought about the Eiffel Tower? It simply shouldn't exist. But the stuff that is in this picture is even worse.
An old bike and either an alien-demon hybrid that appears to stick to the shadows or a statue that has come to life and will haunt the person who was driving the Google Street View car on this occasion. Our suggestion to that person – keep driving, do your job, don't tell anybody about this, and maybe get the phone numbers of a couple of priests.
We've Seen Everything We Need to See
"Oh, uh, excuse us, sorry, didn't mean to take a picture of you and put it on the internet for all to see." But now we've gone and done that, so sorry. Honestly, we don't think there's anything too blue going on right here – the anatomy doesn't really line up – but we still have no idea what actually is happening.
Maybe that lady just wanted to keep her identity safe from the Google Street Car. Maybe she was embarrassed about the state of her lawn. It is pretty messy. Her makeup isn't camera-ready, or she has a bad zit. It could be anything.