5 Strange Places That Are Blacked Out By Google Maps

It’s probably safe to say that Google Maps is one of the greatest technological innovations of the last 10 years. With just a few clicks, you can view any place on the face of the Earth. Well, almost any place. There are some areas of Google Maps that, for one reason or another, are concealed or obscured in some very obvious ways. Here are the five most suspicious-looking ones… 1….

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To Capture Thailand’s Vast Countryside, Google Did Something Truly Amazing

Much of Thailand’s greatest sites are off the beaten path, that is, not accessible via roads and cars. So, when Google Street View wanted to add more points of interest to their coverage of the country, there were very few options. Measuring in at nearly 200 square miles, it’s almost impossible to imagine seeing it all, but Google was determined to capture it. They enlisted people to visit these harder-to-reach…

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You Probably Don’t Know The Origins Of Your Favorite Cocktails. P.S., They’re Cool.

For some, a cocktail at the end of the day is the perfect way to celebrate a job well done. For others, a cocktail–cocktails, really–is a way to escape something that they’d rather not be going through at the moment. Whatever that thing is, there’s a good chance it’s not anywhere near as bad as what the people who invented these famous cocktails were going through at the time they…

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Miracle Baby Survives Being Shot While Still In His Mother’s Womb

Future mothers worry all the time about what will happen to their babies. Excluding pregnancy complications, however, it’s usually pretty safe for an unborn child inside the womb. When one woman went out shopping for diapers in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, she got caught in a gunfight that would change her life forever. Claudineia dos Santos Melo was nine months pregnant when she was shot in the stomach, and what…

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This Couple Said

When Mike and Anne Howard tied the knot two years ago, they wanted a more adventurous honeymoon. So they quit their jobs, rented out their apartment and started their marriage with an epic round the world trip. 6 continents, 33 countries, 302 places…and more memories than they can count. The “honeytrek” took them just under two years, 675 days to be exact. Their travel philosophy: “Go places too far to…

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You Won’t Believe The Natural Defenses That Some Of These Animals Have.

If you think self-deprecation was a strange defense mechanism, then you’ll be blown away by what these animals do when threatened. Some of these natural defenses seem like they’re straight out of a horror movie. Some are so bizarre that they’re probably “too much” for a horror movie and would be left on the cutting room floor. I’m looking at you, lizard that shoots blood from its eyes. Not all…

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You’ll Never Believe The Insane Things People Tried To Take On An Airplane.

After 9/11, air travel has been largely controlled by the TSA (Transportation Security Administration). They are responsible for strengthening the security of the nation’s transportation systems. Most people know how to move through the TSA security checkpoints without problems. Bringing weapons, liquids and certain potentially dangerous items through security isn’t allowed. Obviously. But then, you find those people who think it’s perfectly acceptable to put a gun in their checked baggage. The TSA posts some…

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This 72 Year Old Hunter Went Missing For 3 Weeks. Wait Til You See Where He Was.

A 72 year-old going hunting may sound outlandish, but what this San Francisco man did after going missing while hunting is unbelievable. Gene Penaflor was hunting with his friends. They separated and planned to meet back up for lunch, but Gene never showed. While he was out in the woods, he slipped and fell into a canyon. He was stuck where he landed and he wasn’t sure where to go….

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