BELGIUM FARMER MOVES FRENCH BORDER WITH TRACTOR
Belgian Farmer Annoyed By Stone In Tractor’s Path Moves It – And French Border
A farmer in Belgium inadvertently changed geography by moving his country’s border with France. The farmer was driving a tractor and apparently got annoyed by a large stone blocking his path, BBC News reports. So, he slightly moved it.
Another person recently walking in the forest noticed the stone had been moved. The history enthusiast knew it wasn’t just any stone — it was there to mark the boundary between the two countries.
The marker had moved about 7.5 feet, according BBC News, effectively giving Belgium more land.
“He made Belgium bigger and France smaller, it’s not a good idea,” David Lavaux, mayor of the Belgian village of Erquelinnes, told French TV channel TF1.