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.

How does Mother Earth show her love for Google Earth? With heart-shaped islands (43°58'42.70"N, 15°23'0.14"E) (see it on Google Maps), ponds (52°15'27.48"N, 10°31'17.62"E) (see it on Google Maps), and botanical enigmas (20°56'15.47"S, 164°39'30.56"E) (see it on Google Maps), of course. How do mere mortals show their love for Google Earth? We etch our devotion into Mother Earth via heart-shaped designs (48°53'26.45"N, 12°30'36.01"E) (see it on Google Maps), of which there are plenty.

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