Humps: Google Hires Camel To Street View A Desert

October 10, 2014

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Google recently hired a camel named Raffia to carry one of its 360-degree Trekker cameras to capture a street view of Abu Dhabi's Liwa Oasis. Not a bad idea, Google, but I would have hired a flying carpet and captured the images while simultaneously making love to a beautiful princess (I've seen Aladdin).

The beast has become the first animal to carry Google's Trekker camera, which is typically hoisted by humans to capture 360-degree images of destinations inaccessible to its Street View cars.


The Liwa Oasis is a 100 kilometer-wide (62-mile) scenic desert, southeast of the city of Abu Dhabi that includes some of the world's biggest sand dunes.

I just took a virtual tour of the oasis at Google's site, and I've got to admit, I would be terrified to be out there roaming the desert in real life. That would be like, certain death for me. I give myself an hour before I see an ice cream mirage and eat sand until I die.

Keep going for two more shots, including a camel toe shadow.

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Thanks to E V I L A R E S, who is so evil he found a magic lamp but refused to rub it because he wanted the genie to stay trapped in there.

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