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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The artist Ando doesn't just think big--he thinks humongous. Using 1 square mile of Australian Outback as his canvas, Ando "painted" a picture of a cowboy into the landscape. Called [[xref:http://www.andoart.com/eldee.htm|Mundi Man or Eldee Man]], it is located on the Mundi Plains in Australia (31°40'37.11"S, 141°14'23.68"E) ([[xref:http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=&sll=-31.67758,141.239419&sspn=0.010263,0.01929&ie=UTF8&ll=-31.67758,141.239419&spn=0.010263,0.01929&t=h&z=16|see it in Google Maps]]) and is meant to represent the people who pioneered in the region. The image here has been color-adjusted for clarity. (The additional image here is from AndoArt.com.) And could this be the cowboy's footprint (51.294076,-1.534722) ([[xref:http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=&sll=51.293894,-1.534191&sspn=0.00377,0.009645&ie=UTF8&ll=51.294141,-1.53483&spn=0.000943,0.002411&t=h&z=19|see it in Google Maps]]), or his thumbprint (50.844,-0.172043) ([[xref:http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=&sll=50.845128,-0.172465&sspn=0.007614,0.01929&g=50.844,-0.172043&ie=UTF8&ll=50.844087,-0.172166&spn=0.000476,0.001206&t=h&z=20|see it in Google Maps]])?

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