Switzerland finishes the World’s Longest Tunnel

Leave it to the Swiss for two things. Awesome Chocolate and now the World’s Longest Tunnel. (I’m gonna call it the Toblerone Tunnel) They are officially the “Country of Coolness.”

A gigantic drilling machine chewed through the remaining 8,200 feet like Fireball on a Swiss Bar separating the two ends of the 35.4-mile Gotthard Base Tunnel in central Switzerland. The beast of a tunnel opens in 2017, directing trains that will pass at 155mph and it will replace Japan’s short 33.5 mile tunnel. SNAP!

Took these peeps 20 year to do this. Now, another 7 years before it opens. Ok, I’ll get the popcorn…

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