Why that baby birth on Google Streetview is a fake

A child is born on a roadside as a Google Streetview car swishes by. It’s almost good too good to be true. And it is.

The photo, which was apparently taken in the German suburb of Wilmersdorf, exactly outside No. 37 Hubertusallee, Berlin, looks like it was snapped by one of Google’s camera cars. It’s doing the rounds of Twitter and Facebook right now.

A man cradles a newborn baby in his hands beside a car which has been parked hurriedly on the street with its door open. Uh huh…

German website pcgames.de has called it out as a hoax, and it’s not hard to see why.

Here’s where the photo is supposed to have been taken. Notice how close it is to a nearby hospital?

Now, do you think they would have stopped the car 2 minutes form the hospital? I don’t think so.

Another reason it’s a fake?

Here’s the real Streetview picture of No. 37 Hubertusallee, Berlin.

That’s right. It’s blurred out Along with the other 240,000 residents in Germany who opted to have their houses blurred out before the Street View service went live on earlier this month.

Lastly, Google Germany has confirmed its a fake. But it wasn’t really that hard to work out.