Every day we're bombarded with noise pollution. Noise from cars, trucks, motorcycles, machinery and airports, the list goes on. All this noise is slowly taking its toll on our hearing. How can you get away from all the noise? Where in the U.S. can you get away from it all? To find the answer to that question we'll have to go to the map, the National Transportation Noise Map that is.

Courtesy of U.S. Department of Transportation

As you can see, the least amount of roadway and airport traffic noise appears to be from the central United States west to California, where there is a marked increase in noise once again.

Courtesy of U.S. Department of Transportation

Zooming in on the map there appears to be quite a lot of noise being produced just south of Kenyon, near Skyberg. But what's making all this noise? It's a long way from a heavily populated area, so I decided to check another map.

Courtesy of Google Maps

Checking Google maps it looks like there's a farm in that location. My guess is that it's either a Black Ops scientific research center, disguised as a farm, that has created a wormhole to another galaxy allowing aliens to travel through it to our universe, or Rush drummer Neil Peart decided to retire there and it's the sound of his daily practicing that created the noise that is registering on the map.

All kidding aside, I would hazard a guess that it's probably a gravel pit that wasn't there at the time this picture was taken. Things could've changed and they may have opened up a pit within the last year or so. Please help me satisfy my curiosity. If you know what's making all the noise in that area drop me a line at mike.eiler@townsquaremedia.com.