France Just Got Smaller

A frustrated Belgian farmer made his country 7.5 feet larger by moving a boulder that was in the path of his tractor. 

The rock also happened to mark the French border since 1819.
 
“I was happy, my town was bigger,” laughed David Lavaux, mayor of the Belgian village of Erquelinnes. “But the mayor of Bousignies-sur-Roc didn't agree.”
 
The good-natured boulder blunder is not expected to cause a border war… yet.
 
Whether this all ends amicably depends on whether the boulder-moving farmer cooperates and returns the stone to its original location.
 
If he refuses? The Franco-Belgian border commission may swing into action for the first time since 1930.
 
BBC

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