Recently, the search engine got in trouble for accidentally collecting Wi-Fi data with the special Street View cars that trawl the streets capturing the images.
However, prior to that the service also raised concerns about privacy after web users were caught unawares in the pictures and subsequently requested their faces be blurred. A number of 'inappropriate' images were also removed after Google received complaints. Among the images removed were a man wearing antlers being sick outside a pub and people being arrested.
But not all of the weird images on Google Street View are offensive. We trawled Google Street View to find some of the funniest images captured in the UK. From Brits totally disregarding signs, to little sisters beating up their brothers, we're sure this collection of 11 images is sure to make you chuckle.
The Aliens have landed
You'd be forgive for thinking that in true 'War of the Worlds' style Martians are attempting to take over Earth, beginning with Tottenham Court Road in London. However, a closer look reveals it's just some promotions girls dressed in rather snazzy tight gold lycra outfit. Goldmember himself would be proud.
Chish and Fips
We're not sure whether the sign writer on this takeaway establishment got a little confused on whether the shop's owners are trying out a new name for the great British dish. Either way, we're not sure it'll catch on.
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