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dgstorm
08-15-2013, 10:20 AM
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Although this isn't exactly Android related news, it is Google related geek entertainment that we thought some of you would appreciate. Apparently, some crafty Googlers got a chance to "sneak into the TARDIS" and create a Google Maps easter egg of its main control room and a bit more.

There is a specific spot within Google Maps in the UK where you can find a nondescript Police Call Box. If you click on the "double-arrows" it will take you inside the multi-dimensional space within where the Time Lord himself pilots the TARDIS.

Thanks to the folks at TechCrunch (http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/13/google-maps-doctor-who-tardis-easter-egg/) for sharing this excellent find!

Here's the link to the Google Maps spot to check it out: Google Maps - Nondescript Call Box (https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=51.492159,-0.19092&spn=0.005291,0.013937&sll=51.492140,-0.193028&layer=c&cid=12502927659667388442&panoid=c9UMhWP_MWm9U0L48xEjYw&cbp=13,291.8,,0,18.86&gl=US&t=m&cbll=51.492132,-0.192862&z=17)

Here's a quick word from the source regarding the easter egg,


(Note: Word is that this easter egg doesn’t always work in the new Google Maps interface, which many of you have likely opted into by now. No problem — just open the link in Chrome’s incognito mode [or whatever your browser's private browsing mode might be called] and you should be back at the old Google Maps interface without requiring you to tweak any settings or log out of Google.)

And, for those non-super-nerds out there who don't know what the TARDIS is, we have this link: TARDIS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TARDIS)