Futurist Thomas Frey – Let me begin with a couple questions.
Question #1: The U.S. has two countries that touch its borders – Canada and Mexico. But what is its third closest neighbor?
While most would probably look at the island nations in the Caribbean, the third closest is actually Russia, a scant 2.4 miles away, the distance between Alaska’s Little Diomede Island and it’s sister Big Diomede Island on the Russian side of the Bering Strait. During the winter an ice bridge usually forms between the two islands and a person can actually walk from the U.S. to Russia.
Question #2: Is it possible to drive a car from North America to South America?
The answer to this question is “no,” because plans for the highly publicized Pan-American Highway were never completed, leaving a 60 mile gap across a dense jungle region, known as the Darian Gap, between Panama and neighboring Columbia.
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