Guy fools Google and Apple Maps into naming a road after him

Guy fools Google and Apple Maps into naming a road after him

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One guy managed to get the government and a group of official mapping apps to list a road named after him. And he got away with it for over four years.

In 2013, Ge Yulu, an artist in Beijing, found a street that didn’t carry a street sign. So he put up an official-looking sign with his own name on it.

Ge Yu Road's street signs, which Ge put up in 2013.

Ge Yu Road’s street signs, which Ge put up in 2013.

Image: VCG via Getty Images

The road, on Baidu Maps' street view.

The road, on Baidu Maps’ street view.

Image: baidu maps

The road, located near the city’s Chaoyang district, is about 460m (1,509 ft) long, and about a 10-minute walk end-to-end. Read more…

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