Google Street View Gets Rear View in Nova Scotia
Two schoolboys moon the Google Street View camera in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in June 2012.
CREDIT: Google Maps
Few things are more frustrating than trying to get a good look at a building in Google Maps Street View, only to find that your destination is hidden behind a tree, a truck or a crowd of people. Residents of Halifax, Nova Scotia, found a new obstacle in their way while looking up locations on Harvard Street: two teenage boys, showing the camera just what Canadian rears are made of.
As pranks go, mooning people is right up there with throwing banana peels on the ground or unscrewing salt
Unfortunately, while the two teens deserve some commendation for their cheekiness, they hardly get points for originality. Pranksters have been mooning Google Street View since its inception, not to mention the copious amounts of accidental nudity, violence and illegal activity that have shown up. [See also: Top 10 Tech Buzzwords of 2012]
If you're dying to see how Canadian kids do their part to keep Google Maps interesting, the image is still up in all of its unpixelated glory. Expect Google to censor it pretty soon. Until then, enjoy the old Nova Scotian salute, and perhaps plan to return the favor the next time the Street View camera comes to your town.