Lonely, I’m Mr. Lonely

Lonely, I’m Mr. Lonely, I have nobody for my own. I am so lonely, I’m Mr. Lonely, wish I had someone to call on the phone.

Where is the farthest you could possibly be from other people? The answer is the Oceanic Pole of Inaccessibility, more colloquially known as Point Nemo (Latin for no one).

This remote spot in the southern Pacific ocean is almost 1,700 miles from the nearest other inhabited locations, the Easter Islands, and the Pitcairn Islands, both of which are incredibly remote themselves. In other words, it’s as if you went from San Francisco to St. Louis and did not see another person in between.

The craziest thing about Point Nemo is that the closest humans to you would be orbiting the Earth, on the International Space Station, a mere 258 miles away.

As an added bonus, the most remote place on land is Bouvet Island, an uninhabited island in the south Pacific that is, oddly, claimed by Norway as a dependency.

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