Nicaragua invades Costa Rica due to Google Maps error

By Emil · 132 replies
Nov 4, 2010
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  1. urluckee

    urluckee TS Rookie

    too funny
  2. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 231

    If a person with that responsability on hands is doing that kind of CRAPS!! we have to be worried about our future. I mean i can just make a mess and then fixed, cause im just my self, but A WHOLE FREAKIN COUNTRY in your hand AND ATTACKING KEEPING GOOGLE´S ****!!!.. DA""#$IT..

  3. brianmsu

    brianmsu TS Enthusiast Posts: 27

    i can't even believe this is real
  4. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Booster Posts: 248   +12

    I don't think they invaded because of google's maps... Nicaragua's government is known here in South America for being aggressive and expansionist... They are also currently demanding the islands of San Andres and Providence which rightfully belong to Colombia... Google is only an excuse... And since Nicaragua's army is so tiny, they only have the guts to attack a country with no army at all like Costa Rica...
  5. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Wow... this isn't even funny. It's god damn pathetic. I'm sure their government will be the laughing stock of the world for a long time.
  6. techpoppin

    techpoppin TS Rookie

    I guess that shows you where Google's priorities are at...
  7. Bluemagma

    Bluemagma TS Rookie

    I do what I can :D
  8. Storagebox

    Storagebox TS Rookie Posts: 17

    i dont want to think what they were using before google maps....
  9. Razerblade

    Razerblade TS Rookie Posts: 117

    Why on earth would the military use Google maps? They have much better technology and it even says they have official maps! I will never understand some peoples thinking!
  10. TeamworkGuy2

    TeamworkGuy2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 191

    This is just hilariously funny. Why would a government military commander use Google Maps?
  11. jjbeard926

    jjbeard926 TS Rookie Posts: 69

    Wow, another first for google. You'd think before allowing the troops or ordering the troops to do this that they'd double check an "official" map somewhere?
  12. shortie

    shortie TS Rookie Posts: 18

    rofl :D
  13. starfreezer

    starfreezer TS Rookie Posts: 16

    More importantly: What's Google's interest in this!? All part of their grand plan of some sort. I wonder how this story's second chapter will look like...
  14. omega00

    omega00 TS Enthusiast Posts: 38

    Very funny! How hard is it to take the time to look at official, military maps? Or at the very least, use Google maps, Bing Maps, MapQuest, and other online map services for comparison before doing what this military commander did.
  15. I just shat myself
  16. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    Pastora, "I freaking hate those Costa Ricans. They taunt me with their lack of an army! All the while having more beautiful women than us. What are we going to do Miguel?"

    Miguel, "I don't know sir. It pains me too. I hear that they even have a colony made of only the most beautiful women."

    Pastora, "Really!?"

    Miguel, "Si, they hide in the forest because they don't wear any clothes."

    Pastora, "Where is this place?"

    Miguel, "Do you have your official maps?"

    Pastora, "No, used them all to light my cigars."

    Miguel, "Then bring up Google Maps on your computer. See, right there next to the river."

    Pastora, "Wait a second, that's Nicaraguan territory! That's our forest! Quick! Round up the troops, and burn down the forest! Pastora is going to be 'getting much work done' tonight!"

    Miguel, "I think you mean, 'getting busy' sir."

    Pastora, "Shut up! You go clean up the river for that!"
  17. compu4

    compu4 TS Rookie Posts: 46

    Oh my! You know that a country is in sad shape when its military uses google maps for reconnaissance purposes. For god's sake, get some modern Military Hardware.
  18. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 839   +29

    Wow this is too funny :p.

    @wagan8r - rofl!
  19. TwiztidSef

    TwiztidSef TS Rookie Posts: 49

    It seems incredibly foolish that they didn't consult some sort of written document before just attacking. I wouldn't truth either bing or google in something like that. I mean, any halfway competent country should have a system to prevent their generals from taking complete command like this. I guess it wouldn't have mattered if he had alot of loyal troops, but that was a huge blunder. Maybe he just raged out, and when he woke up he found out he invaded his neighbors or something.
  20. taea00

    taea00 TS Enthusiast Posts: 102

    Wow so now Google is to blame for starting wars? I think they're just a bunch of Google haters and got mad about the whole Buzz thing so they decided to invade Costa Rica just to make Google look like the bad guys!

    This is just too funny for words.
  21. gLitCh32

    gLitCh32 TS Rookie Posts: 16

    Wow! That's hilarious, and thanks to everyone for the funny comments. Great way to start the day!
  22. RebelFlag

    RebelFlag TS Addict Posts: 147   +78

    you know you are dealing with a budget army when they use google maps. This should help google's case about not being taken seriously by the US government.
  23. Afenix

    Afenix TS Member Posts: 55

    lol claiming that there might be another world war cause of a google maps issue LOL
  24. grvalderrama

    grvalderrama TS Enthusiast Posts: 194

    If they use google maps... they would probably use command and conquer's military strategies... what a *******!
  25. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91


    I seriously can't believe this real...

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