Google blurs woman's Street View pratfall

As a Google Street View car goes by in Brazil, a woman faceplants. The world is amused. Naturally, therefore, the faceplant is suddenly blurred out.

Google Street View has a long history of capturing life as it happens. Coincidentally, of course.

The nice Street View cars roll by and don't stop for naked ladies, nor indeed, for naked gentlemen in the trunks of their Mercedes.

Recently, though, a Reddit forum was most amused by the misfortunes of a Brazilian lady who was walking along a street in Belo Horizonte, tripped and fell face first.


There is no evidence that she was suddenly startled by the approaching Google Street View vehicle. There is, equally, no evidence that she wasn't.

Once the online merriment began, Google seems to have decided that the woman's public fall is too much for neutral eyes. The image has now been blurred.

But not before a Redditor with the handle Spanser committed the entire proceedings to posterity.

We all fall down at inopportune times. Some of us physically, some merely mentally. One can only hope that the lady suffered no injury-- neither physically, nor mentally.

Featured Video
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Roku 4: Our favorite TV streaming system gets 4K video and a remote locator

Ever lose your remote in the couch cushions? Ever wish you could stream 4K Netflix without having to use your TV's built-in app? Roku's new high-end player, the $129 Roku 4, brings these new extras to its best-in-class streaming ecosystem.

by David Katzmaier