When Google expanded its Maps product to include a StreetView feature, many claimed the cars that troll the streets to create the experience were breaching their privacy, filming at any random moment.

Still, the Internet giant's cameras occasionally catch interesting stuff: burning buildings and, evidently, passed-out drunk Australians.

The man pictured to the left, who gave his name only as "Bill," had gotten hammered to ease the pain after a friend died. When he finally made it home, he climbed out of the taxi that dropped him off, and promptly fell asleep in the grass next to the curb. That's when one of Google's car-mounted cameras snapped the pictures of him that were then included on the company's record of his street.

"I'm not too happy about it," said Bill, 36, who's not planning to complain to the company. "I mean, I wouldn't have been there in the state that I was in, but I wasn't really thinking there would be someone driving by with a video camera on the roof filming me, either."

After the incident received a little notice in the Aussie media, Google has now removed the images of Bill's bender from the site.

Here's some of our favorite booze hounds ...




Our Top Ten Favorite Drunks

    10. Prime Minister, author, Nobel Prize winner, Sir Winston Churchill accomplished more on a typical hungover Sunday than most of us do during our entire lives. We can barely be bothered to go out for brunch most weekends.

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    9. Though no longer a raging alkie, Slash brilliantly hid his problem under a fright wig of hair and top hat. Of course, there was his memorable obscenity-laden acceptance speech at the 1990 American Music Awards that gave James Joyce's "FinnegansWake" a run for its brilliant indecipherability.(Photo From Getty Images)

    8. Nick Nolte
    Even before his infamous mugshot, Nolte perpetually looked like he'd just come off a six-week bender. His good-time swagger is the kind that makes you want to ride a Harley hammered (well, almost).

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    7. Dorothy Parker famously said that "Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses." But they do go for gals who can fill glasses and then drink them under the Algonquin Roundtable, and Ms. Parker could down a vodka gimlet faster than you can say "the dry wit of Robert Benchley." (Photo From Getty Images)

    6. It's hard to listen to Janis Joplin sing without feeling your liver fill to the brim with Southern Comfort. (The phrase "booze-soaked vocals" was practically invented for her.) She makes blottoed sound worldly wise and makes Amy Winehouse seem like a rank amateur. (Photo from Getty Images)

    5. Andy Capp
    Everyone's favorite comic strip rummy has been tossing back pints and threatening his long-suffering wife Flo with violence since 1957. Seriously, isn't it time that Social Services took a long, hard look at that marriage?

    4. Ernest Hemingway
    The prototypical hard-drinking author, Papa Hemingway has given generations of mediocre writers an excuse to wail into their beers about their unpublished masterpieces. Still, as fine an author as he was, we figure his fondness for creepy, multi-toed cats must have had something to do with large quantities of alcohol. (Photo From AP)

    3. Unlike today's repentant rehabbers, Dylan Thomas reveled in the image of the drunken poet. Although he wasn't an alcoholic, be rest assured he wasn't an alcoholic. As he once said: "An alcoholic is someone you don't like who drinks as much as you do." Ah, the bard athis finest. (Photo from Getty Images)

    2. If you're a fan of "Futurama," you know Bender's name doesn't just refer to his function as a robot who bends things: Liquor is his life's blood. Now if only he'd get toasted and punch out that wussy robot from "Lost In Space."

    1. Keith Richards
    is arguably the most-inspiring drunk of our time. He's such a notorious and charismatic drunk, Johnny Depp based Jack Sparrow on him and then coerced Richards to play his drunken, pirate father in the third "Pirates" film. Yet that character pales in comparison to Richards, who got so hammered he took a tumble out of a coconut tree, and lived to rock on! (Getty Images)



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