How to Find Nessie on Google Maps

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Google Maps is an extensive application, which billions of people use all around the globe. That being said, despite the important role that Google Maps plays in our day-to-day lives, Google does not fail to occasionally humor us. Recently, they have added an incredibly sneaky and quite well-placed hidden Easter Egg. This one is featured over Loch Ness, the famous lake situated in Scotland. Popular legends about the Loch Ness monster have rocked the world for the past century, is one of the very first examples of pop culture. The many miracles of technology have made us realize that the legend of the Loch Ness monster is nothing more than a legend. Google, as a tech giant and perhaps one of the most public tech companies, though it would be proper to feature a cute little tartan hat on its application.

The Loch Ness monster is definitely one of the most mysterious mythical creatures in modern history, with hundreds upon hundreds of sightings by various amateurs and pseudoscientists over the years. Google has decided that it is time for its users to see the Loch Ness monster, also known as Nessie, for themselves. Well, a cartoon monster, that is. This sneaky hidden Easter Egg over the Loch Ness features a cute little cartoon of Nessie wearing a tartan hat. The cartoon clearly portrays Nessie to be a lot less intimidating than the supposed pictures of it. Apparently, this little Easter Egg has been available on the application since 2015, but very few Google Maps users know about it.

Here is how you can see the monster yourself on Google Maps. All it takes is five easy steps:

  1. Open Google Maps.
  2. Notice the Street View cartoon icon in the bottom right corner.
  3. Search for Loch Ness.
  4. The Street View cartoon will turn into the monster.
  5. Drag the cartoon to different sections to explore it from a Street View level.

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