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Here's something interesting for all you Google Earth aficionados, courtesy of hard-drinking student layabout Matthew Wilkes:

This is a bit random, but think this might be a first. I've found myself on a google earth satellite photo. How you might ask! Well, I'm a student in Bristol, UK, and was living here over the summer with one of my other housemate (the other 5 were living with their parents).

We were both working full time, but as it was summer we had hours of sunlight after work, so we wired up a stereo to the garden, and sat around, shirts off, sunbathing. The good life. For detail, we usually listened to Lemon Jelly, and drank either Gin and Tonic, or beer (usually Grolsch, but not always - the gin was always Plymouth standard strength, not the Naval strength stuff)

Those sunbathing lads in full

Hmmm. There are a few obvious questions here: just how long do you have to lie in a garden to guarantee an appearance on Google Earth?; just what evidence do we really have that this is not in fact Osama bin Laden and Mohammed "Laughing Boy" al-Zarqawi sharing a couple of G&Ts?; and what on God's green earth has happened to students? Plymouth Standard Strength and Grolsch? Now when I was a lad... ®

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