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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:48 PM

DID Google run over a donkey in Botswana?

bastards! Did they hit this poor donkey on purpose?!


DID Google run over a donkey in Botswana?

That's certainly what its Google Street view cameras seem to suggest.

Twitter user @TheRealSheldonC tweeted a picture yesterday of a donkey - presumably dead - lying on the road in Botswana.

The Google Maps image reveals a puff of dust flying up from the injured donkey, suggesting that the image must have captured the donkey as it was falling rather than just lying on the road.


Further evidence - when you zoom past the donkey, you will find it standing by the road, uninjured.

Commentators claim it is possible that the Google Street View car ran over the donkey and the shot of it lying on the roadside was captured by the rear-facing camera.

Google sent News.com.au internal Street View images but did not give permission for them to be published.

In the photos, the company allege that the Google Street View car approached the donkey which was already lying down, which then gets up and continues walking uninjured.

The problem with this version of events is that - based on the images - it appears as though the donkey is walking backwards.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/technology/did-google-run-over-a-donkey-in-botswana/story-e6frfro0-1226554408336#ixzz2IHsdkzUY

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Reply DID Google run over a donkey in Botswana? (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 OP
Politicalboi Jan 2013 #1
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 #2
ChirpChirp Jan 2013 #7
Robb Jan 2013 #3
pscot Jan 2013 #6
yardwork Jan 2013 #5
randome Jan 2013 #4
green for victory Jan 2013 #8
green for victory Jan 2013 #11
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 #13
Glassunion Jan 2013 #19
NutmegYankee Jan 2013 #9
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 #10
NutmegYankee Jan 2013 #14
snooper2 Jan 2013 #12
greytdemocrat Jan 2013 #15
Incitatus Jan 2013 #16
Glassunion Jan 2013 #17
randome Jan 2013 #18
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 #20

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:57 PM

1. I clicked the link

There are a few pictures there. I think the donkey is just rolling in the dirt. One picture doesn't look like the donkey was injured on the ground. Besides, he would have caused damage to the car taking the photos. But I guess we'll never be sure. He could have only been injured and ran away. Also, couldn't there have been 2 donkeys.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:02 PM

2. you might be right. The donkey might just be rolling in the dust.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:12 PM

7. Now the most famous donkey on DU

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:04 PM

3. I tend to agree. A good dirt roll.

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Response to Robb (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:09 PM

6. No way

That puff of dust halfway between the animal and the camera is the clincher. That was shot out the back of their lorry after they hit the critter. It's having a roll in their tire track with a broken spine.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:08 PM

5. I agree. It looks like the donkey is rolling in the dirt.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:07 PM

4. 'On purpose'? Yeah, I'll go with that.

They deliberately murdered a donkey to, oh, I don't know, send a statement to the world about how powerful an organization they are?

"The Google Streetview van is coming! Quick! Hide your donkeys!"

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:21 PM

8. One morning while exploring the Mexican Coastline...

 



Their software was able to blur the license!

Even though I was driving a mouse, it was creepy getting out of there.

edit-add Lat/Lon now I'm going to see if the poor bloke is still there

21 17 44.85 N 89 36 26.13 W <--cut/paste will take you there, my Goog just crashed though so I don't know if the body is still there (actually there's 2, one in front of the car)

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Response to green for victory (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:39 PM

11. sometimes there's 2- that would have been helpful there

 



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Response to green for victory (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:42 PM

13. I thought they used a special vehicle. That's a Corolla or a Prizm.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:26 PM

19. Actually that is a Chevy Cobalt.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:37 PM

9. Well, we have already established that Google hates deer.

Why not donkey's too?

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:39 PM

10. awww

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:40 PM

12. that's not a donkey it's a big fucking jackrabbit..

when they get that part of the story fixed I'll look at it

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:54 PM

15. DonkeyGate!!!!

Bastids!!!!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:57 PM

16. If only the donkey had a gun.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:16 PM

17. Blame teh google for teh everythings!!!

If the google vehicle hit the donckey. So what? Yes, I do feel bad for the poor animal, but at the end of the day... So what?

Animal are struck every single day, all over the world, by a good sized chunk of us. I personally have hit 2 squirrels, 2 deer (1 died and the other one was fu**ing pissed), one groundhog, and one rabbit. Does this make me out to be an evil sicopath? No... It means I drive in the country a lot and accidents happen.

Think about it. How many roads has google mapped? How many hundreds of thousands of miles have the covered? What are the odds that sooner of later they would hit a deer or mule or whatever? You honestly thing this was done on purpose?

BLAME TEH GOOGEL FOR ALL THAT IS TEH EVILZ!!!!

BLAME TEH GOOGLE FOR TEH SWORD FIGHTING!!!


BLAME TEH GOOGLE FOR THE STREET PEEING!!!


BLAME TEH GOOGLE FOR THE BAD PARENTING!!!


BLAME TEH GOOGLE FOR TEH UNDERAGE SMOKING!!!


BLAME TEH GOOGLE FOR THE AWESOME THAT IS THIS KID!!!


BLAME TEH GOOGLE FOR THE CUTTING OFF TEH MOPED!!!

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:19 PM

18. Heh. Sounds like a new hipster phrase: "Zoom out, mother fucker!"

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:21 PM

20. lol

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