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Google adds Loch Ness Monster Easter Egg


Posted on Sunday, 15 June, 2014 | Comment icon 3 comments

Google has outlined a rather unconventional mode of transport. Image Credit: CC 2.0 Dave Conner
The search giant has taken advantage of the legendary lake monster in its latest map update.
In tribute to the world's best known cryptozoological creature, Google has updated its maps application with new routing information that includes a trip up the enigmatic Scottish lake while riding on the Loch Ness Monster's back.

Part of the search giant's celebration of new public transport routes, the ability to travel by Nessie between Fort Augustus and Urquhart Castle has been given an estimated travel time of 28 minutes - just 6 minutes faster than traveling the route by bus.

The most recent potential sighting of the real Loch Ness Monster took place back at the beginning of May when the Jacobite Queen cruise vessel picked up a strange object on its underwater scanning equipment.

A couple of weeks earlier a mysterious shape was also spotted in the loch on satellite photographs from Apple's rival mapping application.

Source: Scotland Now | Comments (3)

Tags: Loch Ness Monster, Google, Easter Egg


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Silent Trinity on 15 June, 2014, 14:29
Nice little addition to make people go 'ooooh' at the end of what is actually just Google doing its but for the Scottish Tourist Board. It is true that there is an enduring mystery surrounding the Loch, which once you get past the locals floating cardboard cutouts etc, the evidence, or lack thereof, shows 'Nessie' is nothing more than a folklore style myth that has persisted into modern times. Perhaps there is an evolutionary throwback, a Plesiosaur or other creature living in there, if that is the case, I don't think I have seen anything compelling enough to indicate this is anything more tha... [More]
Comment icon #2 Posted by Still Waters on 15 June, 2014, 15:51
I think what they've done is quite funny. a trip up the enigmatic Scottish lake while riding on the Loch Ness Monster's back. Here's a couple of pics of Urquhart Castle taken from a different viewpoint -
Comment icon #3 Posted by John Wesley Boyd on 1 July, 2014, 6:56
The wake of a boat has labeled the monster on google earth. Saw it right off.


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