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Over the past couple of months, a few readers have sent us in photos of the Sensis WhereIs trucks, driving around the country with five cameras mounted to their roof and a computer rack sitting in the boot, leading them to think that WhereIs is on the verge of launching an Australian StreetView competitor. Sadly, that's not the case.

Apparently there's not any pavement left to conquer, so the expeditioners at Google Street View have ventured to the frosty South Pole to let you stroll around online. My question is why are there so many people just hanging out?

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If you drive a Pepsi truck to 3800 Rue Ontario, Montreal, it davidcopperfieldly morphs into a Coca-Cola truck. At least, that's what happens if you do it in Google Street View.

There's absolutely no practical benefit for this whatsoever, but if you happen to have a pair of those old cyan/magenta 3D glasses lying around, Google maps now offers a "3D" mode for Streetview.

Memory is a fickle thing. As far as my brain is concerned, I didn't exist before age three. Remembering four or five is easier, but there are holes. Thankfully, all it takes are some voyeuristic navigation tools to fill them.

Ever wanted to check out Taronga Zoo, but without the hassle of having to actually get there? Well, after Google's announcement this morning, you'll be able to, with the Big G launching their Streetview Trikes to take the mapping service off-road at popular scenic Aussie locations.

I always knew there was something a little weird about Canberra. Now I know for certain - It's actually a portal to some other weird dimension, as evidenced by a stroll down Commonwealth Avenue in Streetview.

See that building in the pic above? The brown building covered in prestigious European automotive logos? It's a freakish ghost building. At least, it is according to Google's Streetview.