If to continue the topic of Google Earth and satellite images, we found this story. A group of Russians decided to say “Hi!” to all other Google Earth lovers around the world in their own, very Russian way. They wrote the word that is most popular in Russia and in the same time it is the most curse word. You won’t hear it from TV or radio, won’t read it in any newspaper or won’t meet it in a movie – it’s always censored out, but all the Russian fences, public bathrooms etc have it. Many Russians use it, it’s almost as popular as “f”-word in USA, maybe even more popular in Russia. You can learn more about it in this Wiki article.
This is the result as seen from Yahoo maps. You can see it yourself at Yahoo.
And this is the shot of the same location from Google Earth. It hasn’t updated yet the recent photos with the handwork on them.