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Something Rather Unfortunate Happens When You Google The Village Of Skellow In South Yorkshire

A little NSFW. h/t David Firth

1. Skellow is an unassuming former coal-mining village just north of Doncaster.

2. Skellow never really had a claim to fame – until today, when Twitterer David Firth discovered that, if you Google “Skellow”, you get, uh, this:

3. In case you weren’t sure what you were looking at, here’s a close-up.

Yes, that’s exactly what you think it is.

4. This discovery has amused and delighted David’s Twitter followers in equal measure.

6. Some have wondered if these images are descriptive, in some oblique way, of Skellow itself.

@koachouli Maybe Google thinks it accurately portrays the citizens of Skellow

— Zachary (@WashingMachineO)

7. Others have even started pointing the finger at public figures.

@Herring1967 was that you in Skellow ?

— mags (@magsy44)

8. However, it turns out that the slightly questionable image is from a blog called Housequake, and, moreover, purports to be of a gentleman who may not even be from Skellow.

9. According to the blog, the photo was sent in by someone in Wigan. Is the man from Wigan? Is the tea towel from Wigan? If so, how is it fair that if you Google “Wigan”, you get this?

Curiouser and curiouser. Jo from Wigan, we’d like to hear from you.

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Robyn Wilder is a staff writer for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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