Rudest Place names in Britain

June 10, 2009 at 9:05 pm (odds, places) (, )

And while looking up the 10 largest holes for my last post, I rediscovered Google Sightseeing.

Always good for a browse if you have nothing better to do.  Of course, if you are feeling in the mood for childish, purile humour, then you can’t beat the rudest place names in Britain.   Sorry.  Silly I know 🙂


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Driving through buildings …

August 26, 2008 at 7:51 pm (odds) (, , , , )

I’ve mentioned Google Sightseeing before, and its always interesting for a browse every now and again. Well, this article, is one of the weirdest yet – a building in Japan, where the highways people took out a lease on 3 floors so that they could run the road through it!



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Messages from the air

June 13, 2007 at 9:28 pm (interesting, internet, security) (, , , , )

Have you seen Google Sightseeing yet?  Its a fascinating site – its a picture blog of interesting places that have appeared on the satellite pictures of google earth.

What interests me the most though, are the messages viewable from the air, like this or this or this.

Of course, the privacy issues associated with these sites just doesn’t bear thinking about.  Is it so different to CCTV?  Hmm, there’s a debate to be had maybe.  Also these people are out in public anyway, but of course, like many things, the Internet can amplify the situation and things are extrapolated to the extremes.

Anyway, privacy aside (and it is a big aside of course), google sightseeing is good fun.


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