Peter Kafka

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No, That's Not Really Someone Giving Birth on Google Street View

It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and it could easily be a slow news day (unless you’re interested in armed conflict between North and South Korea). So: Yes, that photo of someone giving birth on a German street, supposedly captured by Google’s roving Street View camera, isn’t real. Just ask Google.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus