Google spots Horseboy stalking streets of Aberdeen

24 June 2010

184128-mysterious-horseboy-proves-internet-sensation-410x230 Google’s Street View is a funny old thing isn’t it. All their funny little cars tootling around everywhere, innocently taking pictures and sweeping data from our wireless networks. It cracks us up.

Well, it doesn’t really, but this street-dwelling oddity did. It’s Horseboy – someone or something in Aberdeen who was ready and waiting for a bit of a giggle when the Street View cars rolled into his/its part of town. On went the horse head and snappity-snap went the Google cameras. Job done.

Unless he was wearing the head as a everyday kind of thing. Or unless he really is half-man half-horse… we await further developments.

[Thanks to avid Bitterwallet reader Colin]

TOPICS:   Technology


  • Simmyyy
    Yeah its a setup, ride up the street a bit and you can see him spot the car and quickly put it on. No real horse boy afterall.
  • Amanda H.
    I too have horse like features. Yeah baby.
  • Nobby
    Actually it is a horse that puts on a man suit.
  • Spark
    I saw one of these in Tokyo last year, I think it's part of some strange internet cult.
  • Junkyard
    That's quite clearly a fox's head.
  • The B.
    That's quite clearly not a boy, whilst I'm not going to deny that the Scots are the most unhealthy nation in the UK, that boy has a good sized beer gut on him which would put most middle aged men to shame making me think he may be a tad older than he's being portrayed.
  • Peter G.
  • Jobby
    link -,+Aberdeen&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=6.307609,16.479492&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Riverside+Terrace,+Aberdeen+AB10+7JD,+United+Kingdom&ll=57.129485,-2.11504&spn=0,0.054846&z=14&layer=c&cbll=57.129415,-2.115094&panoid=QggzteTMpstCiTEM6t2QzA&cbp=12,159.6,,0,13.58
  • Al
    If you go back down the street to,+Aberdeen&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=6.307609,16.479492&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Riverside+Terrace,+Aberdeen+AB10+7JD,+United+Kingdom&layer=c&cbll=57.129698,-2.114839&panoid=MNiJHX5YFmXsousaDJ7-UQ&cbp=12,202.28,,0,0.25&ll=57.129578,-2.114954&spn=0.037314,0.077162&t=h&z=14 Then work you back up you can see the old bugger putting his head on.
  • Nobby
    I reckon he's a peado and this is how he gets the kids interested. And google go and spoil his fun.
  • Nobby
    oops paedo.
  • James D.
    @Amanda Do you have unusually big teeth?
  • Daedalus
    @The Real Bob Good sized beer gut? That doesn't make him old automatically. My belly puts this guy to shame, and I'm 24!
  • gr
    hello streetviewers! now the famous and mysterious horseboy has been found near venice italy.. enjoy it :) gr

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