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The World Is A Weird Place, According To Google Earth. These 18 Images Are Awesome And Wrong.

The World Is A Weird Place, According To Google Earth. These 18 Images Are Awesome And Wrong.

Entertainment
Google Earth changed the way humans explore the world. However, technology doesn't always work as advertised. Google Earth will sometimes warp landscapes into interesting works of modern art. This type of glitching happens because of how Google Earth creates its images. The process is called texture mapping. It entails overlaying a flat satellite image with a 3D terrain map. It's a lot like putting a label on a soda bottle. This works pretty well most of the time, but every so often, Google's algorithms mess up trying to stretch a 2D image over a 3D landscape. The result is a pretty crazy distortion of the landscape. Brooklyn artist Clement Valla spends his time scouring Google for these kind of screw-ups and documents them on his website. Check out a few we thought were notable.&n...
She Loved To Travel So When She Came Home, She Did This With Her Old Maps!

She Loved To Travel So When She Came Home, She Did This With Her Old Maps!

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As a tourist, I hate carrying around big maps as I explore a new city. I can almost feel the locals judging me for my incompetence. But after seeing what this Redditor did with the maps they collected after studying abroad for a semester, I may actually get a map at each new place I go from now on...This is too cool not to do! First, GoldenBaby traced out the portions of the maps that they wanted to use for the coasters. Reddit / GoldenBaby To adhere the cutouts to the tiles, a little Mod Podge was all that was needed. Reddit / GoldenBaby Tape on the bottom would protect the underside from what came next... Reddit /...
21 Places With Terribly Unfortunate Names Found On Google Maps

21 Places With Terribly Unfortunate Names Found On Google Maps

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There are some really depressing places to live in the world, and people should probably avoid building homes there. People most likely try to flee from these locations, and rightfully so.If you lived in any of these places, you'd want to get out, too. Their names say it all. 1. Charlie Brown might live here. 2. This sounds like the name of a reality show. 3. No rich people here, folks. 4. A 2-for-1 special. 5. What's the point? 6. I wonder if the Heartbreak Hotel is here. 7. At least it's not "No Hope Island." 8. Pacifier Island might be nearby. 9. You can't deny it. 10. This is just too insane. 11. Avoid this place at all costs. 12. I bet at least one person has returned. 13. Yeesh. Don't be so down on yourself, Failure Canyon. 14. You're not ...
These 40 Maps Tell You (Mostly) Everything You’ll Ever Need To Know. And Very Quickly.

These 40 Maps Tell You (Mostly) Everything You’ll Ever Need To Know. And Very Quickly.

Science
Ever wonder which side of the road different parts of the world drive on? How about what Pangea would look like with today’s international borders? What about where the TV remote is located? Well, this post has the answer to the first two questions and more--and they’re all in map form. For the remote, just check under the couch again. Check out these maps and see if things make more sense to you! 1.) Where Google Street View is Available 2.) Countries That Do Not Use the Metric System 3.) The Only 22 Countries in the World Britain Has Not Invaded (not shown: Sao Tome and Principe) 4.) Map of ‘Pangea’ with Current Int...