Monday, November 4, 2013

Google Earth Finds


Caution: risqué images in the following item

Google Earth is a map and geographical information program from satellite images that was created by Keyhole Inc, a CIA funded company. It was acquired by Google in 2004 and has become a popular pastime with computer geeks to search Google Earth sites and locations, to find items of interest and to post them online. The same activity is popular with Google Maps. The programs allow zooming, which thereby enable close ups.

In the months to come I will occasionally post Google Earth finds.

Here is the first batch . . .

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A blood-red lake outside Sadr City in Iraq. There is no official explanation for the colour of this body of water.

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In Canada, in one of the finger lakes, there is an island. On that island is a lake. Inside that lake is another island. That island has a lake which in turn has an island. It has been referred to as a sub-sub-sub-island. 

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Although the Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona is closed to the public, Google Earth enables viewing. It is where U.S. military planes go to die. Dubbed "the boneyard", it contains virtually every plane the military has flown since World War II, from the B-52 StratoFortress to the F-14 Tomcat, in various stages of decay.

Another view: 


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Google Earth has located various mysterious structures and patterns in the Gobi Desert in China. The above is believed to be a secret military base and that the pattern shown is a Yagi antenna array, a device used for weather tracking and other atmospheric research.

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Companies have become increasingly aware of the possibilities inherent in large displays that are visible from the air, known as “mapvertising”.  It consists of 65,000 one foot square painted tiles in Nevada.

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The S.S. Jassim, a Bolivian cargo ferry, ran aground and sank on the Wingate Reef off the coast of Sudan in 2003. It is one of the largest shipwrecks visible on Google Earth.

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The above sexy lips are a hill formation located in Gharb, Darfur, in Sudan.

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From news.com:

A CHRISTIAN Science society in the US has exposed itself to ridicule by building a church that looks suspiciously like a penis.

The church, which is appropriately located in a city called Dixon, looks innocent enough at ground level. But fire up Google Maps and the terrible, unholy truth becomes clear. Today the church responded to these unwelcome Revelations, assuring the world there would be a "giant fig leaf coming soon" on its Facebook page*. Sadly, the unfortunate slogan "Rising Up" is also plastered across that page.



*The Facebook page now does have a figleaf, as below. It also explains that the building is the shape that it is because it went around an oak tree rather than remove it.



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