In the grand scheme of things, I’m about as low on the totem pole of ‘Google Maps Power User’ as there possible is. I remember grabbing drinks with a pro surfer a few years ago for an interview and he told me about how he spends time on there tracking rock formations to find the next great undiscovered wave to surf. And I’ve spoken with countless fishing guides about how they use it to track water flow for untapped fishing spots.
Then there’s me, the guy who occasionally tweets at Google Maps employees about how they should incorporate weather forecasts into road trip directions so I have some idea of what to expect on a 1,500-mile drive. They never respond to me but I think it’s a good idea dammit.
I don’t know if there’s some sort of badge for power users or award for people who discover new land on Google Maps but if there is then the person who discovered Penis Island deserves all the accolades. Some are calling it Penis Island, others are calling it Dong Island (me, I am). And a lot of people are assuming it’s fake but fact-checkers have proven it to be real and you can go to Google Maps yourself to see this 500-meter-long island shaped like an enormous dong.
The island can be found at these coordinates: 20°37’24.7″S 166°18’22.4″E
“Joleen, from Detroit, Michigan, couldn’t believe her eyes when she was having a scroll around in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and discovered the saucy island. …. At more than 500 metres long, the X-rated find is located within the tropical Trinity Islands off the coast of French-owned New Caledonia, Oceania.”
You can find this island for yourself right here on Google Maps or you can do the responsible thing and share this article with every person you know because the existence of a dong-shaped island has instantly turned me into a 16-year-old again who feels the need to share this with every friend of mine.
I really don’t know anything other than that part of the world aside from it offers some of the rarest fishing opportunities on the planet because it’s so remote and untapped. So if you’re an avid fisherman, then you might want to look into booking a trip to Schlong Island.