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The Mexico City Metro, Invisible Exhibits, and Part Of A Soldier.

 

Owing to a miscalculation by civil engineers, Linea Xlll of the Mexico City Metro, which was supposed to be straight, doubled back on itself. As a result, this line gives passengers on it the only upside-down train ride in the world. Most underground railways use a northbound/southbound system to distinguish the tracks on each line, or the one which gives the name of the terminus. Here, the lines are known as Linea Xlll Recto, and Linea Xlll Verso.

 

A SWISS MUSEUM

Another fantastic museum is the Museum of the Miniscule in Zermatt, Switzerland. Let’s let the director, Ricardo Grűnli, explain. “We scientists divide everything into three classes. These are big things, like galaxies and elephants, medium things, like cars and desks, and little things, like mice and cups of tea. However, there are also things so small we can’t see them. Microbes, for example. However, we at the Museum of the Miniscule aren’t interesting in them as they are still detectable. What we specialize in is things so small we can’t know they’re there. Because of this we have no idea how many exhibits we have, or what they are. But we are confident there’s a lot of them and they’re really, really interesting.”

 

THE VETERAN MAJOR SEXTON-GROPE

The most shot-up surviving soldier ever is probably Major Sir Tullbardine-Sexton-Grope. During the FirstWorld War he lost the following:

His left ear

His right eye

The tip of his nose

All his teeth

Two inches of jawbone

His entire left arm

Three fingers from his right hand

His right nipple

Most of his stomach

Five ribs

Three metres of intestine

One testicle

His left patella

His left foot

Both his fibia were badly chipped by shrapnel

He also served in the Second World War, but had to resign the service when his other arm went in an air raid.

“Getting wounded is damm bracing.” He is recorded as having said.

 

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