He traveled for 6 months to propose to his girlfriend and in the process also earned himself a Guinness World Record.
In 2008, Yasushi 'Yassan' Takahashi wanted to find an original way to propose to his girlfriend. So he decided to go on a journey of 4000 miles that took him over a period of six months, per a video posted on Google in 2019. He did this to create the world's biggest GPS art! Yes, that's a thing! This act earned him a Guinness World Record as well. The art spelled out the words "MARRY ME" and a heart with an arrow in it. In order to write the message, Takahashi traveled from the island of Hokkaido in the northern part of Japan to the shores of Kagoshima in the southern tip of the country, per Head Topics.
According to Google, he quit his job and began his six-month journey on his 31st birthday. Before his GPS trip, Takahashi had never been to Tokyo. This idea of his gave him the opportunity to explore all kinds of new domains while sleeping in his car at night for shelter. The real question is did he get a positive response to his question, well of course he did! His success then gave him the courage to produce more than 1,000 GPS art pieces stretching over 1000,000 kilometers in 24 countries. His website states, "He is a professional GPS artist with more than 1400 artworks. Drawn more than 100000 kilometers in 24 countries."
In less than 5 hours of uploading the larger-than-life tale of the proposal online, the story has been viewed over 17,000 times and has amassed tons of impressive comments.
In another story about Google Maps, a dog named Watermelon is a local landmark on Google Maps. The mongrel lives on a street called Amagleba in Tbilisi, Georgia, and even has positive reviews on Google and her fans love to feed her, per Bored Panda. The dog got her name because of her round shape and also rocks a blue tag on her ear that signifies that she is stray and is harmless to others.
This dog from Tbilisi, Georgia is featured on Google Maps where she has several five star reviews. (h/t and image: Egor Mikhailov). pic.twitter.com/rzgaszAhdZ— Quite Interesting (@qikipedia) November 28, 2022
Watermelon is pretty popular on social media and there are many people who regularly take to the internet to post about her. According to a Twitter user @Sve_tt the dog is a girl and was fed by the grandmother who lives above the vegetable shop during the lockdown. "It's a girl! She was fed by her grandmother who lives above the vegetable soup shop during the lockdown. The lady has built her a house out of boxes where the dog currently lives." Another user was surprised to know that the "spherical dog" she meets every day is a local attraction.
There are almost 60 reviews about the dog on Google with most people calling her a "sweet bun".
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