25 of the Funniest Things Caught on Google Street View

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Browse Through This Entertaining Collection of Street View Imagery

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Have you ever spotted a Google Street View car in your area? Google updates its Street View imagery every few years or so in most urban areas, so depending on where you live, you might have a pretty good chance of seeing one of Google's unmistakable Street View cars take a drive down your street with its branded exterior and wacky looking camera perched on top of its roof.

It just so turns out that Google's Street View team often ends up capturing some pretty strange stuff. And with so much surface area to cover, those strange images that were captured usually end up on on Street View, only later to be spotted by users checking out the area online.

For certain controversial images that do end up on Street View, Google provides instructions for how to go about reporting them if you think an image should be blurred or possibly even removed. The images featured in this slideshow haven't been changed (yet), so for now you'll be able click each link in the description to see the images live on Google Street View.

Click through to the next slide to get started.

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A man riding a Penny Farthing bike as he tows a stuffed penguin behind him.

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Why not grab your stuffed penguin pal and head out for a nice bike ride? That's exactly what this guy did in Perth, Australia.

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Two guys mooning the Street View car as it passes by.

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Believe it or not, there are lot of butts on Street View. Some people (like these guys) who know that the Street View car will come right by them get a little too enthusiastic about making an impression -- dropping their pants at just the right time.

I took the liberty of censoring this screenshot, but you can view the full NSFW image online if you want.

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Someone cleaning the lens on the Street View car camera.

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With all that driving around from place to place, you have to expect that the cameras need to be cleaned every now and then. This guy somehow ended up on Street View while doing it. 

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An unknown object hovering above the ground.

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What is that thing? A tiny UFO? Or just a piece of trash bouncing in the wind?

Perhaps we'll never know. The mystery makes it all the more interesting.

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A guy flipping off the Street View car as it passes.

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Besides all the people with great senses of humor who love to drop their pants and moon the Street View cars as they pass, there are many others who don't seem as happy to see them.

If you look hard enough, you'd probably find just as many people flipping off the Street View car as people showing them their butts.

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Having some fun at the beach.

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The Google Street View team takes images of a lot of places, including popular beach destinations. These people were lucky enough to have one of their very sandy vacation adventures captured and put online for everyone to see.

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Yikes, a real murder investigation?

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I can't confirm if this is real or not, but StreetViewFun.com's description for this image is "witnessed a murder investigation in Huntington WV."

For now, it's still up online. Just so you know, previously captured Street View imagery of a completely different murder-like image taken in 2014 was later confirmed to be a hoax.

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A woman streaking through traffic.

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Nudity on Google Street View is rather common. Here's a woman running through traffic completely nude, which of course I censored for you so that it's much more SFW.

Of course, you can see the full image below.

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A dog just enjoying a nice car ride.

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It's pretty rare to see a face on Street View that's not blurred. This dog's face may be the happiest looking face on all of Google Street View.

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A guy taking a not so secretive bathroom break.

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When you gotta go, you gotta go. This guy's timing couldn't have been any more perfect.

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A guy doing... wait, is this real?

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At first glance this looks pretty insane and impressive, but if you zoom out a bit, you'll notice it's not actually a guy turning himself into a human bridge and another guy walking directly across his body.

It is, in fact, part of the billboard they're attached to. It does look quite real though.

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A guy who's super excited about seeing the Street View car.

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Do you ever feel that intense rush of excitement when you happen to spot one of the Street View cars driving right past you? This guy sure did.

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The Street View car accidentally taking a selfie.

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Can a car take a selfie? If it's Google, it sure can. The Street View car caught itself in the reflection of a mirror near some dumpsters.

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Half of a guy's face.

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Is that a ghost disappearing in mid-air or half of a guy's face? How could this have happened? At least he didn't need to be blurred out like everyone else who shows up on Street View.

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Skinny dippers at the beach.

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Ho 'bout some more Street View nudity? They blurred this skinny dipper's face, but forgot to blur the rest of him.

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The northern lights.

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Google ventures out to some pretty remote places to capture its imagery, including the far north. Check out this awesome view of the northern lights.

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Two very brightly dressed women.

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Is this what some people around the world wear to go jogging? Those reflective suits must be great for warning nearby traffic.

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"I love you" written in the sky.

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The Street View team managed to capture someone's romantic message in the sky somewhere over Los Angeles.

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A silhouette of a Street View camel.

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Some locations Google travels to just aren't accessible by car. In this dessert image, you'll see the silhouette of a camel with the Street View camera perched on top of its hump.

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Some foliage caught on the Street View camera.

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 Looks like a huge branch plus fruit of some sort decided to tag along for the ride. 

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Just a guy and his alpaca.

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So, this is what Tasmania is like! Apparently you can take your alpaca down to Main Street and nobody will question it.

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Penguins and sea lions hanging out on the shores of South Georgia Island.

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An island off the coast of Argentina shows some lazy sea lions lounging around some penguins. One little sea lion pup looks especially confused about what the Street View car is doing there.

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Eight people standing in two lines while wearing pigeon masks.

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What's going on here? This looks as if it was planned and timed a little too perfectly.

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A guy in a horse mask.

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For a few years now, the Internet has been infatuated with a guy in a horse mask who shows up all over the place on Google Street View. Here he is out for a casual stroll in Italy.

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Two dogs getting it on right in front of everybody.

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A couple of very happy dogs in Buenos Aires show no shame doing what they want to do around other people, other dogs and of course the Google Street View team.