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Why Google Earth when you can ogle the moon?

Fiona Ellis

Published 02/10/2010 | 05:00

The two pranksters first dropped their trousers on Ballinteer Drive before following the Google car to nearby Ballintyre Hall in south Dublin
The two pranksters first dropped their trousers on Ballinteer Drive before following the Google car to nearby Ballintyre Hall in south Dublin

THEIR bare-faced cheek has made them an instant internet sensation.

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Two men dropped their trousers to the world yesterday as photos of them appeared on the Irish version of Google's new Street View service.

The cheeky pair were photographed by Google's cameras on Ballinteer Drive in Ballinteer in Dublin with their pants pulled down.

The two men pulled the pose when the Google Street View car passed by the neighbourhood earlier this year, recording 360-degree views of Ireland's streets.

Incredibly, it seems that one of the men chased the van and mooned it again.

An eagle-eyed boards.ie user posted a picture online of a similarly dressed figure with the same penchant for public display who was captured mooning the van again in Ballintyre Hall in Ballinteer.

"The imagery in Street View represents a snapshot in time of Ireland's streets and is no different to what anyone might expect to see for themselves around the country," a Google spokesman said.

"Sometimes that means our cars inadvertently capture odd or inappropriate moments as they drive past, like the cheeky scene spotted today," he added.

"This is why we have put in place tools so that if people see what they believe to be inappropriate, they can report them to us using the simple reporting tool and the images will be quickly removed or further blurring applied," the spokesman said.

The Street View images went live on Thursday and Google's specially adapted car travelled the country since March 2009.

Irish Independent

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