Good ‘ol Telegraph.co.uk, never lets us down. Jumping on the “Horseboy” bandwagon, The Telegraph News published an online article of a supposed man with two heads and three legs.
“The appendage-gifted man, apparently a window cleaner, has been spotted in Hawes, Yorkshire by the Google Sightseeing blog. He can be seen in all his bicephalic glory in the embedded Street View below.” -Telegraph UK
I know exactly why this is done. The only reason is to create outrageous posts that go viral and attract thousands or millions of new readers or hits. This in turn, generate money. The problem that I have is that almost all major news sites are doing this; and honestly it is the most annoying thing when you want to read up on the latest news.
Take for example the HuffingtonPost.com. It used to be my “go to” spot on the web for well written independent news articles. And now? It’s a joke. Every other article is a shameless attempt at getting posts to go viral.
Posts like “Jewel dons wig, fake nose to dupe karaoke crowd (VIDEO)” and “Chupacabra, mysterious animal allegedly spotted in Texas (VIDEO,PICTURES,POLL)“ are the types of posts you can expect on a daily basis. What’s even worse is that the “Chupacabra video” is one of the oldest hoaxes to hit the internet:
Enjoy your “Two headed, three legged man”…..*mumbles off to a dark corner*
Full article: Telegraph UK
The appendage-gifted man, apparently a window cleaner, has been spotted in Hawes, Yorkshire by the Google Sightseeing blog. He can be seen in all his bicephalic glory in the embedded Street View below.
There are various theories regarding the provenance of the multi-limbed man. But the only sensible one is that he is in fact an ordinary man with the usual number of legs and heads, but that the Google Street View car took two images of that part of the street and he happened to be caught on the edges of both.
Horse Boy, a mysterious horse-headed creature native to Aberdeen, has been spotted twice around the Scottish city, once with a schoolgirl companion. He was briefly removed from Street View before being reinstated, with no explanation.
He has since become an international phenomenon. Stefan Kleen from Germany said he met horse-boy at a festival: “He only spoke English so we didn’t really talk a lot to him.”
Google Street View, which is expected soon to cover more than 99 per cent of the UK’s roads, stretching to 238,000 miles, has been the subject of some controversy. The Australian communications minister described the service as “creepy”, saying it was the “single biggest breach of privacy in history.”