While there’s no denying the fact that technology has made our lives easier, it has also become so pervasive that there’s no hiding from it. From our online searches (Google Search) to the places we visit (Google Maps), everything is constantly tracked. And sometimes, these all-seeing digital services reveal information that one could’ve possibly never found out, in the most peculiar of ways.
In one such recent incident, a Peruvian man caught his wife cheating on him with another man on Google Street View, leading him to divorce her. In case you don’t know, Google Street View provides panoramic 3D views of hundreds of streets from across the world, which can be navigated using the mouse and touch gestures.
According to a Daily Mail report, the man was searching for a way to reach a popular bridge in Lima (Peru’s capital), when he stumbled upon a man and woman sitting on a bench on the side of the road, in one of Google Street View’s photos. The photo showed the woman (dressed in a white top and a pair of jeans) sitting on the bench, and the man lying on it, with his head in the woman’s lap. Noticing some similarity in the woman’s clothes, the man looked closely, realizing it was his wife, stroking the hair of another man. Interestingly, the photo was quite old, having been captured for street mapping in 2013.
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Later, the man furiously confronted his wife with the evidence, who admitted to having an affair in the past. The couple later divorced.
When he shared the photo(s) on social media, the man’s friends and followers chastised his (now) ex-wife for being dishonest, commenting that ‘it’s a small world’. It is, indeed.