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Google's privacy-invading StreetView machines may have captured their most embarassing moment yet, after images of what looks an awful lot like a couple indulging in some horizontal folk dancing on the hood of a car emerged on Reddit. The photograph was taken here, on the Dukes Highway in the Australian State of South …


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  1. HCV
    Paris Hilton

    Most likely explanation: couple driving, notices Google car, races on ahead, creates a Kodak moment.

    Paris, because I don't think I have to explain why Paris.

    1. Shades

      Alternatively they could be friends of the driver of the Google car, and had been given prior warning.

      1. Robert E A Harvey

        Oh? Streetview cars have human drivers?

        1. MrT

          Not for long...

          ...if Google push their robot cars out soon.

    2. LarsG

      The quality of the picture is better here because the Street View driver took his time driving past........

    3. LarsG


      As you can see this is the favourite Aussie position, honed after years of breeding sheep.......

    4. Shagbag
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      Dogging Down Under

      So it's not an exclusively British phenomena.

      1. tirk

        Re: Dogging Down Under

        Oi! Welsh <> British!!

    5. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      I would be tempted myself, and then send a complaint to google for digitally altering my image without my permission :-D

      I wonder if anyone has complained because they were blurred rather than because they were not?

    6. Daniel B.


      if you read the Reddit thread, the guy in the pic actually admits this is exactly what happened. They raced on ahead, then posed on the roadside. He's even got pics of the car in question as proof. Hehe...

  2. Neil Barnes Silver badge

    @ Robert Harvey

    Initially, yes...but resistance is futile.

  3. The Axe
    Paris Hilton

    The woman is waving at the google car, so I suspect a bit of a setup situation, rather than being caught in flagrante delicto.

    <-- Obvious

    1. Vladimir Plouzhnikov

      Also, the participants' positions look a bit misaligned for the presumed process....

    2. Charles Manning

      We're talking about Australia here.......

  4. David 45


    It may be a staged thing just for the street view camera. Has been known to I understand!

  5. Tim Roberts 1
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    Real Aussie style staged or not. Also good for a few free beers at Keith pub (if there is one). Well done shaggers, I say!

    1. BigNose

      Re: Style!

      Went down that road on hols years ago. I didn't see them, but I stopped at Keith. The pub is also the Post Office, Town Hall, main restaurant, lunch-time social, but they don't sell Lamb Pies!!!

      Keith: Pop. 1009

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Got to be a setup, a BMW driver getting some instead of being one...

  7. Mystic Megabyte

    Flies undone

    Meanwhile, shaggers hospitalised due to thousands if insect bites in nether regions.

  8. Erix

    Here's another one, Latvian style:

    1. Jad

      RE: Latvian style

      Looks more like a "break in" to me!

  9. Disco Dance Donkey
    Paris Hilton

    Manchester Style

    All beaten by this, in Ardwick, Manchester. Prozzie tosses someone off while smoking:

    1. LinkOfHyrule
      Paris Hilton

      Re: Manchester Style

      That's the best one! It made an appearance just a few weeks ago on the El Reg user forums in fact.

      I wasn't too sure she was actually smoking or not, either that or she is pointing to the nearby railway viaducts and telling the punter an interesting yarn about Manchester's fine railway and industrial heritage! I guess when you work in an area surrounded by so much history you start to take an interest!

      1. Vladimir Plouzhnikov

        Re: Manchester Style

        *Temperance* Road, eh? Hmmm....

  10. Flakey

    So Obviously

    a fake, the man is with a woman and not a sheep

    1. Andrew Moore

      Re: So Obviously

      hey, what have you got against homosexual Australians?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        homosexual Australians

        nobody minds homosexual Australians, thieving Romanians, drunken Poles, German mustaches and Russian gangsters. We all love them, it's what we call DIVERSITY!

        p.s. on reflection, homosexual Australians?! I thought this was a French thing, the Down-underers are associated with other sports, non?

      2. TeeCee Gold badge

        Re: So Obviously

        If that had been aimed at homosexual Australians, he'd have said "ram" not "sheep".

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        2. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: So Obviously

          Unless "he" is actually trans-gendered.

      3. Magani

        Re: So Obviously

        @Andrew Moore

        Rules 1, 3, 5 and 7 of the University of Woolloomooloo: NO POOFTERS!

        1. Gray Ham

          Re: So Obviously


          Obviously, you haven't been to Sydney recently ....

          1. Steven Roper

            Re: So Obviously

            @Gray Ham

            Obviously, you haven't watched any Monty Python recently ...

  11. JMB

    It does look phoney, I reckon they have seen the Google car, overtaken it and got far enough ahead to park up and set up a pose.

    1. DJV Silver badge

      Yes, it is

      Follow the Reddit link on the original article and they admit it:

      1. Hieronymus Howerd

        Re: Yes, it is

        That could be absolutely anyone claiming to be them. Are you new to the internet by any chance?

        1. Danny 14 Silver badge

          Re: Yes, it is

          whatt? people tell lies on the interwebs? Next you'll be telling me Wikipedia is full of incorrect pages of nonsense.

  12. Crisp

    They are very blurry

    How fast were they doing it?

  13. SuperHoopMango
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    If you read down the reddit thread, the bloke involved has popped up to say that it WAS a set up.

    They saw the car and got ahead to pose. Apparently there's pic to prove the car....

  14. mark 63 Silver badge

    Holy crap look at the solar activity overhead at that location!

  15. rewr
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    Hilarious. I was also surprised by Google Street View when I came upon the same act, except between two Irish lads:

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Three boys posing with pants *on*. Nothing sexual about this photo. You guys are living up expectations.

  16. Keir Snelling
    Big Brother

    Here's a slighty better view of the Manchester incident -

    Google haven't worked out how to blur that one nicely yet, so it just goes black if you get any closer that this -

  17. Fred Flintstone Gold badge

    Behing the bush relief..

    a moment or two of relief behind a bush

    I saw what you did there..

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