Google Maps Shocks Fat Man Into Diet

by Chris Silver Smith

Ok, this may be a first – Google Maps has now inspired a man in the U.K. to diet and get fit after he saw an image of himself in Google Street View:

Fat Man Captured In Google Maps

Bob Mewse saw himself in Google Maps’ interface, and said he was “stunned” at his side view saying, “I was massive. My belly was sticking out and I looked huge.”

He was inspired to lose the weight, so he started dieting and exercising, eventually losing roughly 98 pounds (7 stone)!

Street View and the Street View photo car have been magnets for criticism and privacy complaints. In this case, it seems that it has been the catalyst for someone to adopt a self-improvement regimen.


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