Google Street View Car Destroyed By Tomato Mayhem At Annual La Tomatina Festival
Google Street View tried to film the world's largest tomato festival on Wednesday, and the results were predictable. Not only was the car plastered by thrown tomatoes, but it was dented, the wiodows were broken and the windshield wipers ripped away.
In case you didn't know, it's the 70th Anniversary of the Tomatina Festival in Buñol, Valencia, Spain, where thousands of tourists and locals gather to pelt each other with tomatoes. The entire town really becomes tomato paste, as you can see below.
Google decided it would drive through the crowds, even after the car had already obtained the footage it needed on empty streets hours before. Because Google Street View suddenly thought it was CNN, and had to cover the event? Google Street View has a Lifestyle section? They deserved what they got.
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Spanish news site El Pais:
It came under attack when it tried to follow a cleaning truck on a second run after the event had finished.
The exact cost of the damage is not yet known, although no Google staff were injured in the attack.
A spokesman for the firm, which has launched an investigation, said: "The loss of filming is secondary for us. We are sorry our intention to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Tomatina has been lost because of the high spirits of a group of people."
What was it about these scenes made you think that would be a good idea?
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