The Google Treasure Hunt Sounds Like an April Fool's Day Prank

By: Kyle Towers - Published: Apr 1, 2013 • References: google & laughingsquid
I don't want to spoil the surprise, but the Google treasure hunt available on Google Maps sounds like an elaborate April Fool's joke. I guess we won't know for sure until later today.

The map is a digitalized version of Captain Kidd's 315-year-old treasure map, which was found last year. With the help from online users on the map, Google hopes to locate the treasure.

Personally I think this sounds too badass to be a real life expedition; a Google treasure hunt that has everyday people deciphering an ancient treasure map? I'm not saying that you shouldn't participate and be part of the magic -- I'm just saying you should be as suspicious as you would over a pirate's validity if he didn't have an eye patch and wooden leg. Stats for Search Engine Treasure Maps Trending: Older & Warm
Research: 1,978 clicks in 165 w
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