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French Girls Find ‘Appiness On Google Maps

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That it’s near the corner of Cedar and Shaft doesn’t help, and that Google Maps picked it up makes it a legendary prank. And if aliens happened to be flying over Hazelton, Pennsylvania around the same time the aerial photograph was taken, this is what they saw.

A one hundred and fifty foot penis.

And you wonder why the aliens rarely stop.

Google reportedly grabbed the image from Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, who took the aerial photograph in 2005. And apparently it will stay that way until the Department updates, sometime in 2009.

Here’s what happened:

Pranksters in 2004 used weed killer to etch the giant phallus into the turf of Harman-Geist Memorial Field, located in northeastern Pennsylvania. Short of sod, it would seem, the Hazelton Area School District used green paint to cover up the prank. But by the time the DCNR rolled around to survey the area, the paint had washed away.

Frank Victor, superintendent of the Hazleton Area School, upon hearing the prank is now visible from Google Maps, had no comment. "Really, what’s there to say?" he tells Hazelton’s Standard-Speaker.

The news is making the rounds in the forums, with the simple command: Go to Google Maps and enter N Cedar St & Shaft Rd Hazleton, PA 18201.  

French Girls Find ‘Appiness On Google Maps
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  • Aurelie

    What do French girls have to do with any of this? As a French girl myself I resent the stereotyping that you are doing with the title of your article.

    Other than that, funny prank =)

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