Snake Stroller Joins Google Earth Wonders

"Bathymetric [or sea floor terrain] data is often collected from boats using sonar to take measurements of the sea floor," the statement added. "The lines reflect the path of the boat as it gathers the data."

Maxim Goes Mega for its 100th Issue

To celebrate its 100th issue, Maxim magazine constructed an 8,250-square-foot replica of its cover featuring "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria.

The 110-foot-long image took 15 hours to install in the Nevada desert outside Las Vegas.

Rather than wait for Google Earth's satellites to capture the image, Maxim photographed the gigantic cover from an airplane. Using the aerial photo, Google digitally overlaid the image onto the exact spot in the desert.

Click on to the next page to see a few other Google Earth sites that caught our attention:

Arizona's Oprah Maze

She's one of the biggest stars on the planet, so it only makes sense that she has a special place in Google Earth too. Arizona's Schnepf Farms carves a maze with the outline of a famous person into its 10-acre cornfield each year around Halloween. Larry King, Jay Leno and Steve Nash are among the celebrities who have been recognized in this way. In 2004, Oprah Winfrey was the farm's celebrity of choice.

Heart-Shaped Lake

Google Earth Blog's Frank Taylor and Google Sightseeing's James Turnbull said that there's a lot of love on Google Earth. They've compiled whole collections of heart-shaped things seen from space, as well as a handful of visible marriage proposals. This heart-shaped lake in Ohio is just one of several like it found by members of the Google Earth community.

Pool Dipping

In the summer, Google Earth helped British teenagers start a new craze: pool dipping. The cunning teens used Google Earth to find homes with pools and then organized pool parties using social networking sites. This led a police representative to tell the U.K. Telegraph, "We are advising owners of swimming pools to be on their guard and extra vigilant. We would also warn prospective swimmers that using someone else's pool is trespassing and therefore illegal."

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