Google Earth got us all with the circle game
Just when you thought you’d cracked the circle game, Google Earth is gone and has us all.
But this anonymous legend has definitely won the game. While mapping Italy, an LAD must have pointed to the Google Street View car as it approached.
Instead of trying to immortalize his face forever on the internet, the fast thinker decided to play the circle game with the whole internet. It’s safe to say he definitely won.
If you are somehow unfamiliar with the concept, let me explain it to you.
The rules of the game are quite simple: one person simply forms a ring or circle with their thumb and forefinger, before trying to trick another unsuspecting person into looking at him. If they are successful, the first person (let’s call them “the winner”) hits the other (“the loser”) as hard as possible on the arm with a closed fist.
But this guy isn’t the only person who played us.
Taxi driver Kyle Hesketh, 29, was sitting in the car with his girlfriend when he saw an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.
Kyle, from Ormskirk, West Lancs, told LADbible: “Basically I play ‘Circle Game’ all the time. I was parked one afternoon and saw the car from Google Street Maps came to where I was parked.
“I was like, ‘I wonder if they’ll see this?’ So I did and he picked it up.
“I play the game all the time with my pals, my brother, my girlfriend and my dad, much to their chagrin. I took the chance when I saw him drive.
“I did this in mid October this year and kept checking to see if I would be there then my girlfriend called me and it was put. “
Who knows how many more are lurking in the depths of Google Maps.
If you are wondering where this came from, 18 years ago there was an episode of Malcolm in the middle that aired – it was called “The Circle Game” and the rest seems to be history …
The brotherly play was revealed in the second series of the hit comedy, when the family eats at the table and Malcolm’s brother Reese knocks his fork off the table. When Malcolm bends down to pick it up, his older brother takes advantage and throws a punch.
What these two didn’t take into account, however, is that he has to be below the waist. Better luck next time, LADs.