Google Maps Gets Nostalgic For April Fools
Marc Gordon - April 1, 2018

It Couldn't Be Done

By Edgar Guest

Somebody said that it couldn't be done But he with a chuckle replied That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he hid it. He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it!

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that; At least no one ever has done it;" But he took off his coat and he took off his hat And the first thing we knew he'd begun it. With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin, Without any doubting or quiddit, He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done, There are thousands to prophesy failure, There are thousands to point out to you one by one, The dangers that wait to assail you. But just buckle in with a bit of a grin, Just take off your coat and go to it; Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing That "cannot be done," and you'll do it.

It’s the question we’ve been seeking the answer to for decades: Where’s Waldo? Beginning today and continuing for rest of the week, Google has challenged its curious-minded, nostalgic-ridden users on a series of quests to find our allusive friend Waldo. But, where is he hiding exactly? Log onto Google Maps on iOS, Andrioid, or desktop and Waldo will be waiting for you.

 

 

The experience is something straight out of the classic children’s puzzle books. Once you begin, your map transforms in a page of hidden characters including our striped shirt friend and many old favorites as well (Wenda, Woof, Wizard Whitebeard, and more).

 

 

It may have started as an April Fools joke designed by Google, but users are taking the challenge very seriously (as they should). Once you complete a puzzle by finding Waldo (optional: finding his various friends as well), you move on to the next level in a new location on the map.

 

 

So, if you think you’re up for the challenge, open up Google Maps and look for that familiar face peeking out from the left side of your screen.