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Experience the Majesty of South Africa With Google Street View

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Google Street View does more than help you locate the exterior of that destination pizza place. The tool also provides a digital window into places and events like the Iditarod in Alaska, the Grand Canyon, and even NASA’s Kennedy Space Station. The platform has now launched a new collection of exploratory maps that introduce users to various locations in South Africa—from Kruger National Park and the Cape of Good Hope, to Camp Bay Beach and Lion’s Head. The more than 40 entry points include a face-to-face with elephants, a rocky hike around a mountain, and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean that you don’t need a passport to see and appreciate.

Called the “Mzansi Experience,” the collection provides a virtual tour of some of the wildlife and landscapes one might hope to see on a trip to the African country. The range of exploration for each location is limited to the path that the photographers were able to take, but that is still more than enough to keep you occupied for a few visits.

Check out a few screenshots from the site below, and head to the South Africa: The Mzansi Experience landing page to look around for yourself.

Images via Google Street View

[h/t PC Mag]

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You Can Now Order Food Through Facebook
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After a bit of controversy over its way of aggregating news feeds and some questionable content censoring policies, it’s nice to have Facebook roll out a feature everyone can agree on: allowing you to order food without leaving the social media site.

According to a press release, Facebook says that the company decided to begin offering food delivery options after realizing that many of its users come to the social media hub to rate and discuss local eateries. Rather than hop from Facebook to the restaurant or a delivery service, you’ll be able to stay within the app and select from a menu of food choices. Just click “Order Food” from the Explore menu on a desktop interface or under the “More” option on Android or iOS devices. There, you’ll be presented with options that will accept takeout or delivery orders, as well as businesses participating with services like Delivery.com or EatStreet.

If you need to sign up and create an account with Delivery.com or Jimmy John’s, for example, you can do that without leaving Facebook. The feature is expected to be available nationally, effective immediately.

[h/t Forbes]

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The Seemingly Simple ‘Math’ Problem That Stumped the Internet
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If you’re a regular Mental Floss reader, you know that we love a good brain teaser. And the one below, which originated on Facebook and has been shared more than 150,000 times, is a great one to test just how sharp you are on a Friday evening at the end of a long workweek.

It’s a seemingly simple enough task: spot the error. Your time starts now…

We’ll give you a minute …

And a little space for you to scroll down to find the answer …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you figure it out?

The “mistake” is that the word “mistake” is misspelled on the instruction sheet on the left. If you missed that completely, you’re not alone: the grid of numbers is what immediately grabs your attention.

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