By Scott Knaster, Google Code Blog Editor

History is more fun when you can see it in pictures. Google and non-profit social company We Are What We Do have collaborated to create Historypin, a site that mashes up old photos with modern Street View images. So you can see old Times Square on top of today’s, or a photo of Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration pinned to a current view of the U. S. Capitol.


Historypin is made up of user-contributed photos. So go there, contribute some, and make a little history of your own.

There’s really no way to introduce this one without just stating it: hey, how about a photo of a tool-using fish? It’s a tuskfish cracking open its food by bashing it against a rock, anvil-style. This might make you think twice the next time you eat crab.

Finally, as the U.S. Space Shuttle program comes to an end, take a look at this spectacular photograph of Shuttle Atlantis re-entering the atmosphere as seen from the International Space Station. Nice view.

Updated 4:24 PM PDT: corrected location of photo from White House to U. S. Capitol.

Fridaygram posts are just for fun. They're designed for your Friday afternoon and weekend enjoyment. Each Fridaygram item must pass only one test: it has to be interesting to us nerds.