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The 16 strangest sights in Google Earth

Google Earth shows us some unexpected pictures

Mapping software Google Earth turns the planet into a massive scavenger hunt for weird, wacky, and the unexplained. Here are a few of the things that keep us scratching our heads.

Parched lips

Eat your heart out, Angelina Jolie. These lips may not be as famous as Jolie's but they're bigger. This geological find (12°22'13.32"N, 23°19'20.18"E) is located in Gharb, Darfur, in Sudan. To earthbound locals, the landmass is just another nondescript hill that's 0.5 mile long.

When things go wrong

With Google's unblinking satellite eye trained on us, it's bound to capture things as they happen. Here in Frankfurt, Germany, you can spot a house fire (50° 2'16.46"N, 8°14'29.01"E). Here is another of a car accident and massive traffic snarl (51° 4'47.89"N, 6°59'17.70"E ) in Germany. Off the coast of Sudan, you get a good view of a Bolivian cargo ferry, the SS Jassim, that ran aground and capsized (19°38'46.58"N, 37°17'42.19"E).

See also: 23 strange sights Google Street View

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