Every once in a while, an extraordinary TikTok user takes the platform by storm and attracts millions. Maybe it's a random act of kindness, a viral talent or, in this instance, the ability to identify anywhere on Earth in less than a second – from a single photo.
The man goes by the username @georainbolt and rightfully prides himself on being a "professional google maps player."
With a healthy TikTok following of 1.2 million, Georainbolt (real name Trevor Rainbolt) launched his account back in October 2021.
He started taking it seriously in January 2022, telling Euronews Travel: "I never started posting for any other reason than because I wanted people to see my passion. I never expected it to get that big,"
"When COVID hit, I was really itching to experience different cultures and see the world a bit so I looked to geoguessr and I guess the rest is history."
You too can put your geography skills to the test through Geoguessr. The online game launched in 2013; it shows players a random place on Google Street View which they have to guess. The closer they are, the more points they rack up.
It's free to play and "takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings."
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