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If you’re ever a few miles east of Albuquerque, New Mexico on Route 66 you may want to intentionally hit the rumble strip for a little patriotic pick-me-up. The grooves of the strip are spaced so that the vibrations play “America The Beautiful” when driven over at 45 mph. You can thank the National Geographic Society for this cool little trick. This project was part of the New Mexico DOT’s “Crowd Control” project to help encourage drivers to slow down.

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