Business Insider revealed the world’s most disturbing Google Street View photos last week. In light of the positive response we got, we’re bringing you the most awkward Street View images.
Google suffered a pretty big blow earlier this month when an appeals court said it has to fight a huge privacy lawsuit over Street View. The people who brought the suit say Google violated the Wiretap Act by accessing data from private Wi-Fi networks.
Aside from allegedly tapping into private data, Google Street View catches a lot of awkward moments on camera. Take a look at some of the best ones.
A Naked Woman in Taiwan
Within a few days, Google had removed the photo, according to the Taipei Times. The company doesn’t warn neighborhoods before sending the Google Street Car to avoid manipulation.
This Epic Battle
Two members of Pittsburgh’s local chapter of Dagorhir Battle Games, Askarus and Twolf, engaged in hand-to-hand combat for the Street With A View Project — usually the type of “manipulation” Google wants to avoid.
This Other Epic Battle
Man vs. bear in Tennessee.
Two Scuba Divers In The Middle Of The Street
The whole situation developed as a joke. Norwegians have excellent senses of humour.
That Time A Bird Pooped On The Google Street View Camera
This Guy Carrying His Lady Around Town
An (Apparently) Naked Guy Getting Out Of His Trunk
Reddit user tinyalley posted this photo on a thread about the strangest sights on Google Street View. Other users speculated he was trying to change his blinker fluid. Note the yellow bottle near the car.
A Driver Picking His Nose
This Helpful Reindeer
A Google Street car caught this true British bromance. One of these guys may have had too much to drink when another man patted his head while wearing reindeer antlers.
A Boy And His Dog — On A Motorcycle
Police charged a New Jersey man with animal cruelty after doing the same.
Some speculate he was purchasing an iPhone.
A Diligent Suitor
Sometimes, residents know when the Google Street Car rolls through town, and they put on a show. This man took the opportunity to ask for his beloved’s hand-in-marriage — a second time.
Cinderella In Her Carriage
Or just a wealthy British woman who wanted a fairytale wedding.
A Google Street Car Looking At Another Google Street Car
One Google Street car caught its doppelganger undergoing repairs in Coventry, England.
Bonus: This Guy Smoking A Cigarette
Kevin Bankston’s family didn’t know he had the occassional cigarette. So when Google Street View outed him near his office, he wasn’t pleased. Coincidentally, Bankston is one of the leading advocates for digital privacy, according to
Businessweek. As an attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, he’s become the poster child for the anti-Street View front.
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