SLIDESHOW: The strangest sights in Google Earth

Mapping software Google Earth turns the planet into a massive scavenger hunt for weird, wacky, and the unexplained. Here are a few of the things that keep us scratching our heads.

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This satellite view of what CBS news called "hell on earth" in a [[xref:http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/11/03/60minutes/main2149023.shtml|60 Minutes exposé]] is as close as you might want to get to the beach of Bhatiari, Bangladesh ( 22°26'4.44"N, 91°43'46.32"E) ([[xref:http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=22%C2%B026%274.44%22N,+91%C2%B043%2746.32%22E&sll=43.978528,15.383372&sspn=0.017356,0.038581&gl=us&g=43%C2%B058%2742.70%22N,+15%C2%B023%270.14%22E&ie=UTF8&ll=22.432877,91.728598&spn=0.005573,0.009645&t=h&|see it on Google Maps]]), where hundreds of cashiered luxury liners and no-longer-useful cargo ships come to die and be dismembered.What you can't see in this satellite snapshot are the thousands of workers who get paid a dollar a day to toil in the heat and toxic boat waste salvaging steel, copper, and ship parts. The inset image on the right of the slide is from [[xref:http://www.flickr.com/photos/30088500@N00/2316285684/|Flickr user naquib]]. And speaking of maritime graveyards, here is where U.S. Navy mothballs some of its fleet near Benicia, California (38° 3'55.21"N 122° 6'15.96"W) ([[xref:http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=&sll=38.064691,-122.104878&sspn=0.002374,0.004823&ie=UTF8&ll=38.064691,-122.104878&spn=0.002374,0.004823&t=h&z=18|see it in Google Maps]]).

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