Because of a glitch in the way that Google "builds" infrastructure of Earth, a number of highways look like they are melting and twisting.

Artist and programmer Clement Valla has been tracking strange anomalies in Google Earth for years, but his most recent discoveries are completely warped! Because of a glitch in the way that Google builds the infrastructure of Earth—which involves complicated and tedious tech jargon—a number of buildings highways, bridges, and rivers look like they are melting, twisting, and turning upside down!

While these weird scenes offer a break from otherwise realistic landscapes, they may not be there for long. In an interview on Fastco, Valla reports that Google has been working to fix these crazy peculiarities.

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This post originally appeared on Architizer, an Atlantic partner site.

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