Google Street View's Greatest, Weirdest Hits

By Ashley Feinberg on at

Google Street View has something of a history for catching us in our more—uh, delicate states. And our more defecatory states. And our more dead states. While the latter is mostly just depressing, the rest are almost always delightful. And luckily for us, Captain-Obviouss has kindly prompted his fellow Redditors to compile "the most WTF things" that Google's version of Earth has to offer. Here are our favourites so far.

Google Street View's Greatest, Weirdest Hits

As you can see in the above image of Staten Island both pre- and post-Hurricane Sandy, some of the images captured by Google's notorious cars can actually be incredibly illuminating and emotionally jarring. But then you'll also get something like this naked man sitting in his boot and heading into what will presumably be Downward Dog.

Google Street View's Greatest, Weirdest Hits

Reality, it seems, ain't always pretty. Making the fanciful, glitchy world all the more beautiful.

Google Street View's Greatest, Weirdest Hits

But while the Google Street View scenery can be breathtaking, it really is people that make for the most interesting abnormalities. Because we are wildly abnormal creatures. Who like to leave our babies alone in front of Gucci for safekeeping, apparently.

Google Street View's Greatest, Weirdest Hits

Google Street View's Greatest, Weirdest Hits

Google Street View's Greatest, Weirdest Hits

Head on over to the Reddit thread to check out the rest of Street View's hidden treasures—there are hundreds. We highly encourage you to share your greatest finds with the world down below. And finally, at some point today, please take a moment of silence in remembrance of all the donkeys lost in the making of this post.

Google Street View's Greatest, Weirdest Hits

[Reddit]