Around Britain And Ireland In 22 Surprising Google Street View Photos

The things you see driving around with a camera stuck to your car.

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6. Body issues in Bristol.


This man, Bob Mewse, was so appalled when he discovered himself looking portly on Street View, he vowed to get in shape. The 56-year-old lost seven stones and ended up telling his story to a national newspaper.

9. Horse Boy in Aberdeen.


The mystery of Horse Boy, who became a minor internet phenomenon after he was spotted in several locations across Street View, began with this shot in Scotland. Google took it down in 2010 then put it back up again without explanation.

12. Censorship in Westminster...


The only explanation Google gives for blurring its Street View images is to protect people's privacy. Which makes the decision to censor this anti-Iraq war demonstrator's placards all the more confusing.

14. Underage smoking in Bristol.


In the past, youngsters having a crafty cigarette only had to keep an eye out for their parents. Today there's the risk of a passing car taking your picture and transmitting it to the entire world.