As well as being a very handy way to work out how to find an address in the middle of the city, Google Street View can also provide its fair share of entertainment. As the Google image recording vans roam the land, they can sometimes capture moments that are bizarre, hilarious or just plain confusing. 

Sadly, Google has also blurred out some of the old, classic Google Street View hoaxes and staged photos, including one that apparently showed a baby being born on the street (it was confirmed as a fake) and a pair of Final Fantasy warriors battling with swords in Pittsburgh.

Here’s our selection of the best views from the streets.

1. Naughty Google

Google speeding

If you're going to break the speed limit, the last thing you want to do is take a photo of yourself doing so and publish it to the web. Oops, Google!

See in Google Street View here.

2. Privacy-conscious cow

Cow Google Street View

We love cows, and we respect their, erm, bovine rights. But we'd be pretty surprised if they had beef about being caught on Google's Street View camera. Google clearly thinks differently, blurring this animal's face so it couldn't be recognised.

See in Google Street View here. 

3. Close-up Cat

funny things on google street view

Curiosity can do strange things to cats, but at least this Argentinian feline got away with just world-fame rather than anything terminal. 

See in Google Street View

4. The Batcave

Batman's Lair

From the movie Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, here's the set used for the Batcave. Now you can plan your strategy against the Joker while Alfred pours the tea, all from the comfort of your tablet or smartphone

Explore the Batcave for yourself here.

5. Horseboy

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This guy seems to be all over Google Street View. Here he is walking along in Italy. (Click photos to enlarge)

See Horseboy on Google Street View here.

6. Happy murderer

Google Street View strange sights

This pair of pranksters faked a murder in Edinburgh. His happy face was a bit of a giveaway but we think it's a great effort!

See the happy murderer in Google Street View here

7. Stunning painting

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This brilliant artist was captured finishing off his latest piece in London's Hyde Park.

See the painting in Google Street View here.

8. Happy couple

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This couple were captured riding in a very pink horse and carriage on their wedding day.

See them in Google Street View here.

9. Rainbow

Google Street View strange sights

A full rainbow was captured on Google Street View near Dartmoor National Park here in the UK.

See the amazing rainbow in Google Street View here.

10. Yoga lady

Google Street View strange sights

Another image that gave us a chuckle is of this lady doing some yoga on the beautiful Whistable coast. Not something you see every day on Google Street View.

See yoga lady on Google Street View.

11. Cleaning

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The Google Street View car driver is captured giving the camera a clean on the Isle of Man.

See him in Google Street View here.

12. Highland accident

Google Street View strange sights

It looks like it's going to be tricky to get this car out from this ditch up in Scotland.

See the accident here.

13. Penguin riding a Penny Farthing

Google Street View strange sights

Among our favourites and definitely one of the strangest Google Street Views we've seen is this Penguin riding on the back of a Penny Farthing bike.

See the penguin in Google Street View here.

14. Scarecrow field

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This one gave us a bit of a fright, as it looks like a field filled with lots of creepy people. It's actually lots of creepy scarecrows instead. Strange!

See the scarecrows in Google Street View here.

15. Diagon Alley

Google Street View strange sights

Harry Potter fans can take a trip through Diagon Alley on Google Street View, thanks to photos captured of the Harry Potter Studio Tour at Leavesdon.

Explore DIagon Alley on Google Street View here.

16. Orange men

Google Street View strange sights

We're not sure what these two are up to but it's definitely strange!

See the orange men here.

17. The Tardis

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Take a look inside Dr Who's Tardis by visiting the famous police box near Earls Court in London on Google Street View.

See it in Google Street View here.

18. Fancy Dress Party

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This group seems to be enjoying what we can only assume is a fancy dress party up in Scotland.

See it in Google Street View here

19. Incoming!

Funny Google Street View

A huge bird approaches the Google Street View camera at an alarming rate in the Galapagos Islands.

See in Google Street View

20. Panda

Funny Google Street View

These adorable Panda can be spotted at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China.

See in Google Street View

21. Horrifying Pigeons

These pigeons will give you a fright as you virtually stroll along the streets in Japan. Wander past them and turn around... they're still looking. So creepy.

See in Google Street View here.

22. Stockholm Syndrome

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These Swedes are throwing some excellent shade on the Google Street View camera car. 

See on Google Street View

23. Iceland Tea

funny things on google street view

It can get a bit chilly in Iceland, so if you're going to have a spot of tea and cake then you'd best dress up warm. 

See on Google Street View

24. Sleighing it

funny things on google street view

Where we're going, we don't need roads. Just a pack of dogs. 

See on Google Street View

25. Russian UFO

funny things on Google Street View

We don't know what this is, but all we can say is that we welcome our new floating overlords. 

See on Google Street View

Jon Rafman has an incredible selection of Google Street View images, and Google Street View.com has a brilliant map of the world filled with links that'll take you directly to the relevant Google Street View location.

You'll find funny sights, strange sights and absolutely stunning sights there, but be warned: it's addictive!