Google Maps: Street view cameras captured a boy doing something dangerous
Google Maps has caught one schoolboy doing something that will shock parents the world over.
The street view cameras were driving through Cartagena, Colombia, when they photographed the surprising sight.
The picture was taken in a residential area, as family homes and cars can be seen on either side of the street.
Google found themselves behind a yellow van, and took the snap while stopped at a crossroads.
No signage can be seen on the side of the van, so it is not clear what was delivering.
Google Maps street view captures schoolboy doing something very risky
But whatever was inside the van, it was carrying a delivery on the outside the driver definitely did not know about.
A schoolboy can be seen hitching a ride on the back of the truck unbeknownst to the driver.
Dressed in a school shirt, black trousers and black shoes, the boy carries a school bag on his back.
He rests his feet precariously on to a ledge on the van, and holds on to a handle on the door at the back.
His body is pressed close to the vehicle as he tries not to fall off – and despite the danger, he obviously preferred doing this than actually walking to school.
Google Maps: The boy rides on the back of a van in a dangerous trip to school
Cheeky behaviour is not the only thing often seen on Google Maps, and sometimes optical illusions are too.
A baffling optical illusion can be spotted on Matosinhos Beach in Porto, Portugal.
An old man with grey hair and a grey outfit is walking along the pedestrian path during the quiet day.
In front of him, he appears again as if he has a twin brother.
Yet in front of him again, the man appears for a third time, with three of the same man in a row.
But the weird image has a very simple explanation that doesn’t involve triplets.
It is all to do with splicing the images together when taking the photographs.
The 360-degree camera takes a number of images to map the region and knits them together to create the seamless effect.
Yet when someone is moving during the photography process, it can then duplicate said person as they appear in multiple images.
This is what happened to this poor man who has been immortalised by Google Maps three times.