12 Jan '12, 2pm

Did you know? The farthest you can get away from a road in the continental U.S. is only 22 miles.

Did you know? The farthest you can get away from a road in the continental U.S. is only 22 miles.

It's a sad fact that truly quiet places are becoming increasingly rare in the world. There aren't many places left that aren't regularly interrupted by the drone of cars, lawn mowers, chainsaws and airplanes, even if you head out into nature. The farthest you can get away from a road in the continental U.S., as the crow flies, is only 22 miles . There are thousands of flights over the same space every day, each adding their own small part to the problem of systemic noise pollution.

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