Google Street View uncovers secret superhero headquarters

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

We usually only hear about Google Street View when some unlucky stiff is caught in the act of ... well ... maybe we'd better leave those acts to your imagination. But this is the first time (as far as we know) that Google's mapping service has ever found a secret superhero hideout!

And no, the Avengers aren't assembling in Manhattan, but rather in the U.K., as reported by bleedingcool, where you can find more photos of the amazing discovery.

Outside the Pierhead Restaurant & Bar in the Shetland Isles, Captain America, Robin, the Hulk, the Flash and a host of other superheroes have gathered. Why? We have no idea.

Do you? If so, let us know. (But make sure the Red Skull doesn't find out about it.)

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