Someone At Google Is Funny

by Ed Lau on April 2, 2007

You might be surprised that the internet is not simply for porn, video games, porn, MP3s and let’s not forget pr0n. In fact, there are actual, useful parts to the internet even if at least 97% of it is of or pertaining to pornography. True story.

One of the more useful online applications is online mapping, which puts easy to use directions at your fingertips. However, as with everything technology based, sometimes it doesn’t work or worse, gives you something absolutely ridiculous. I’m sure you’ve all gotten that one set of directions from Google Maps or Mapquest and the such that makes you drive all the way to the other side of the city to get somewhere two block away. Personally, I always wonder if someone at Google is simply screwing with us for our lack of directional sense.

That being said, it isn’t surprising that even Google Maps has some Easter Eggs hidden just in case someone decides to type in something ridiculous. For example, try getting directions from your city (if you live in North America) to, say, London, England. If you don’t happen to live in North America, try going from your city to New York.

Read the instructions. No, it’s real. Try it yourself.

Click for a larger picture.

The only way this could’ve been more useful is if it said “Go East…left a bit…you are now in London, England.”

in Tech and the Net

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Gary Lee April 2, 2007 at 12:50 pm

haha . that’s hilarious . . i never would have thought to try that . . good find!


KellyCho April 2, 2007 at 1:20 pm

OMG this had me rolling in tears! And I’m at work too… not a good thing!


Michael Kwan April 2, 2007 at 1:36 pm

The people at Google have a sense of humor. Did you catch their April Fool’s gags?


msdanielle April 2, 2007 at 10:46 pm

dude, that so funny! I just saw it on Sunday when i was going through my plugins (i was going to post it too!)

i have ADD and there’s a tab called “distractions” on J Tan’s site, so of course i had to click on it. my roommate and i were DYING.


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