'You're not viewing our street, Google' roar crazy Norwegians

10 February 2010

It was probably the first thing that Google’s Street View people told their car-bound camera team before they hit the highways and byways of sunny Norway: “Be alert at all times for the threat of two men dressed as scuba divers who will chase after you with pitchforks.”

The training briefing will have continued: “They’ll be waiting for you by the side of the road, sitting quietly in a couple of deckchairs. It’ll all look innocent but they’re on the hunt for Google Street View cars and it’ll kick off massively as soon as you arrive on the scene.”

And sure enough…

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[Boing Boing]

TOPICS:   Technology

9 comments

  • Spankypants
    That's funny
  • numptyj
    lmao thats good
  • Nobby
    If you move along the road a bit, you can see them sitting on the garden chairs waiting.
  • rs
    haha thats awesome. Makes a change to see a real one, good stuff
  • Brian
    Hi, Brian here. This is silly, there's no water in the vicinity.
  • Maude
    Shouldn't they be expending energy berating their local council about the state of their roads instead?
  • (Dangerous) B.
    Their roads seem no worse than the majority of those in the UK. I'm sure they are able to do both however, I mean 5minutes out of the ~600,000hours they will spend on this earth is nothing.
  • Jack
    Hahah awesome
  • Jack
    Try this if you want to follow them down the street, just click forward on the map! http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&source=hp&q=rugdeveien+39+bergen&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Rugdeveien+39,+5097+Bergen,+Hordaland,+Norway&ei=MZdxS6TcINP3-AaknPWWCw&ved=0CAkQ8gEwAA&ll=60.360887,5.369654&spn=0.001154,0.004123&z=19&layer=c&cbll=60.360884,5.369468&panoid=vIlVwLm8kDoxekaRJ0MwdQ&cbp=12,290.14,,0,13.49

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