DeLorme Street Atlas Easter Egg - Fictitious Street with Rude Name in Port St. Lucie, Fl

Many cartographers like to add some kind of little artifact to their map creations to make them unique and perhaps to protect them as a form of copyright. If another unscrupulous mapmaker reproduces their map it will contain the original "egg" as proof that the individual who placed it there was the true creator of the map.

I have seen some people mark their own driveways with fictitious street names, invent little islands or ponds that didn't exist, or sometimes fabricate whole villages.

If you have a copy of DeLorme Street Atlas version 8.0, check out Port St. Lucie, Florida. It is on the east coast south of Fort Pierce. Near the coordinates N27° 18.522' W80° 20.514' you will find a strange little lane winding through and bisecting the otherwise neat and orderly rows of streets. It is clearly labeled "Cum On My Face Ln."

I used to live about half a mile from where this lane is supposed to be, and I'm _pretty_ sure it doesn't really exist. At least, not with that name.

"Cum On My Face Ln." does not appear in an earlier version of DeLorme Street Atlas which I have (version 3.0).

I wonder if anyones grandmother lives on this lane? Imagine having to write THAT address on her Christmas card!


-Lizard King

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Contributed By: The Lizard King on 12-17-2000
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Special Requirements: DeLorme Street Atlas v8.0
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This data issue is actually in a number of different mapping software titles. It is actually part of the base dataset that many software companies use, including Microsoft, ESRI, Map Quest.com and others. Understandably, the data provider has removed this location from all subsequent datasets.
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afree87 writes:
Here's a screenshot of this... phenomenon: http://fjk6515.home.att.net/oddstreet.jpg http://img3.imageshack.us/my.php?image=oddstreet2rn.jpg
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