Ok, what could rails have to do with this? Quite simple: these rails were thrown in this position by the move of the Earth’s crust, in Christchurch, New Zealand. According to seismologists, in some areas, it moved about 30 cm in some areas.
Andrei's background is in geophysics, and he's been fascinated by it ever since he was a child. Feeling that there is a gap between scientists and the general audience, he started ZME Science -- and the results are what you see today.