March 18, 2010

Routine Maintenance from On High

Okay, the variations on Google Maps are now officially blowing my mind. Take this image from West Bromwich, England, that shows colossal pliers descending from the heavens to do some... routine maintenance?


ADDITION: The mystery is solved! According to this Telegraph story:


“There appears to be a giant pair of pliers about to strike a chimney of one of the homes in the terraced street. The oddity appears to be down to a mistake by a Google technician who was making adjustments to the car-mounted camera at the junction of Whitehall Road and Compton Road.


The image has since been removed from Google Maps. RATS!

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