Google: it’s cool, guys, we didn’t run over a donkey

Before you go hurling insults like “donkey killer” at a multinational software giant, it’s probably best to get the other side of the story. In spite of visual evidence to the contrary, Google insists that it did not, in fact, run over a burro while gathering shots for Street View. In fact, the company has laid the whole thing out Zapruder-style over on its Maps blog, highlighting how the donkey, which appears to be dead, gets up and walks away, after lying down in the road, “perhaps enjoying a dust bath.” So, rest assured, Botswana’s equidae are safe from Google’s reach — for now.


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