Tonight someone emailed us to point out a truly bizarre glitch in Google Maps — apparently they think that anyone in New York who searches for directions from JFK airport is Arab.
Here's what our tipster pointed out:
Go to Google Maps and click "get directions." Type "JFK airport" into the A search field and any NY location like "Williamsburg, NY" as the B destination. Click "Get Directions" and "JFK airport" is suddenly Arabic!!!
So I tried it multiple times searching for directions from JFK to White Plains, Long Island, Park Slope, Buffalo, Queens and Harlem, and each time the name of the airport showed up in what appears to be Arabic. Try it, it's sort of weird!