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June 25, 2010

Aberdeen man horses around on Google Street View

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by Darren Allan

We’ve seen some weird and amusing sights on Street View, not that they’ll have caused privacy activists to have cracked much of a smile.

The farm nursery worker flashing her bra out of a window at the passing Street View car, for example. Or the Brighton seagull flying right up behind the Google camera with a chip in its mouth (makes a change from most seagulls, who seem to have chips on their shoulders, in our seaside town anyway).

However, the latest odd occurrence on Street View in Aberdeen is much stranger than these.

It’s a snap of a street-side man with a horse’s head. Not a real one – he’s not part of the Aberdeen mafia – but a pantomime horse mask that he has donned for the camera.

The effect, as he stands there with his hands by his sides, dressed in a purple top and black jeans, is quite a surreal one.

And the Internet has rather been set alight by speculation about who this mysterious horsey man really is. Perhaps he really is an escapee from a pantomime, or a local stable hand. Or maybe a big fan of Mister Ed.

One thing’s for sure – the nickname “Horse-boy” probably won’t do his standing with the opposite sex any harm.

The man was first spotted by a Twitter user from Aberdeen, Russell Moffat.

Here’s a link to the picture on Street View: “Horse-boy“.

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  1. Why even bother writing this piece if your not going to post any pictures, it makes it entirely pointless

    Comment by Andrew Collins — June 25, 2010 @ 9:33 am

  2. Where the link to it on street view then? The article seems incredibly pointless without a link.

    My first thought is to click the link at the bottom, which links me to here.


    Comment by David — June 25, 2010 @ 11:58 am

  3. Apologies for not posting the link up before, my bad. (And for messing the link up initially, not having a good day…)

    Comment by Darren Allan — June 25, 2010 @ 12:16 pm

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