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Question 1: [2][8] As of 23 December 2009, a Google search for "Argleton" was generating around 249,000 hits, and the ________ (with the message, "What the hell are they talking about?
Domain name registrarDomain nameWeb serverNetwork Solutions

Question 2: [6][7] By November 2009, news of the non-existent town had received global media attention, and "Argleton" became a popular hashtag on ________.

Question 3: One possible explanation for the presence of Argleton is that it was added deliberately as a ________ to catch any violations of copyright, though such bogus entries are typically much less obvious.
Fictitious entryFalse documentEuropean UnionGermany

Question 4: The supposed location of Argleton is just off the A59 road within the civil parish of Aughton in West Lancashire, ________, but in reality is nothing more than empty fields.
ScotlandEnglandWalesUnited Kingdom

Question 5: The anomaly was first noticed by Mike Nolan, head of web services at nearby ________, who posted about it on his blog in September 2008.
Liverpool John Moores UniversityEdge Hill UniversityLancaster UniversityManchester Metropolitan University

Question 6: Data for Google Maps is provided by Netherlands-based ________, who were unable to explain how such anomalies could get into their database, but said that Argleton would be removed from the map.
Tele AtlasTomTomAssociated PressNokia

Question 7: [1][2] Data from ________ is used by other online information services which are consequently treating Argleton as a real settlement within the L39 postcode area.
Google VariationsAndroid (operating system)GoogleGoogle Latitude

Question 8: Argleton is a "phantom" settlement that appears on Google Maps and ________ but does not actually exist.
Google EarthGoogle searchGoogle TranslateGmail interface


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