Sometimes I find that the level of intelligence of the average U.S. citizen is appallingly low. As George Carlin said, “Think how stupid the average person is, and then remember that half of them are dumber than that!”
I don’t know about today’s average person in the U.S. but those of us of a “certain” age know that Dwight Eisenhower was so impressed with the German autobahn that he was bound and determined to have a similar system in the United States. It was because of Ike that the States has its amazing Interstate Highway System. You can get on I-95 in Miami, FL and drive all the way to the Canadian border without getting off of it. You can get on I-10 on the Atlantic Ocean in Jacksonville, Florida and drive all the way to the Pacific Ocean on the same road.
But did you know that interstate system requires that one-mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.