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53). Road Train    Marla Roadhouse, Australia (March 2002)

The barren Outback, as I discovered, is a land of ingenious adaptations.  In Alice Springs, I visited the "School of the Air" where students in remote areas are taught via two-way radio, and the Royal Flying Doctor's Service, which provides aerial medical service to Outback residents.  Another adaptation is the Road Train, some of which are over 200 feet long.  You need at least a mile of open highway to pass these things.