With an area of 2,586 square kilometers, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is somewhere between the Faroe Islands and the city of Hong Kong in terms of area.
Despite this, the country harbors a fun little secret: it has an enormous Coque.
The secret was revealed yet again on Friday morning when Sara Gilles, who recently moved to Luxembourg and was looking for a place to swim laps in the morning, took the tram to Kirchberg to try out the sports center known in Luxembourgish as D’Coque.
Immediately after getting off the tram and seeing the large, shell-shaped exterior, Gilles nearly fell back in awe, saying to a passing stranger, “Oh my – that is a big Coque.”
Once inside the center, Gilles continued to be both amazed and intimidated by the 60,000-square-meter facility that contains not only a large aquatic center with an Olympic-sized pool, but also fitness rooms, a climbing wall, meeting rooms, and even a hotel.
“Fucking gigantic,” she exclaimed as she looked around. “It doesn’t make sense.”
Experts say that it actually makes perfect sense considering the inverse relationship between the size of some things and the size of other things.
“Men who drive large cars are said to be compensating for size,” said logician Yuri Lvov. “Applying the rules of logic, we can therefore deduce that men who drive small cars are well-endowed.”
“It goes the same for duchies and their Coques,” he added.