So, it seems that Google have saved us the trouble of looking for elusive rainbows. The company is asking millions of users to hunt for buried treasure using a new pirate-style “treasure mode” on its maps.

According to Mike Pegg (Google’s marketing manager):

The map is rumoured to contain the clues to Captain Kidd’s long lost treasure, however the map contains encrypted symbols and codes and is not readily decipherable.

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Therefore, we’re introducing treasure mode on Google Maps and inviting the whole world to come together in the search for clues.

They even posted a video on YouTube explaining how Street View’s “underwater team” discovered a chest containing lost maps belonging to a certain pirate William “Captain” Kidd during an expedition to the Indian Ocean. The video explains how hidden treasure symbols can be unearthed on the maps, which have been digitised by a special 3D nanoscanner.

If you haven’t seen it, here:

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Let’s go treasure hunting already!

Also, happy April Fools’ Day, people.

(Source)

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