A conservationist tinkering with Google Earth discovered a 27-square-mile forest chock full of new species:
The mountainous area of northern Mozambique in southern Africa had been overlooked by science due to inhospitable terrain and decades of civil war in the country.
However, while scrolling around on Google Earth, an internet map that allows the viewer to look at satellite images of anywhere on the globe, scientists discovered an unexpected patch of green.
A British-led expedition was sent to see what was on the ground and found 7,000 hectares of forest, rich in biodiversity, known as Mount Mabu.
Meanwhile, police in Switzerland recently used Google Earth to harsh the mellow of a couple of local pot farmers. Dude! So not cool.