New Town-Gown Cure: Waterfalls

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A resident of the District of Columbia neighborhood of Georgetown--not to be confused with the university Georgetown, which shares the same locale--has found a way to block out the noise of the parties raging around him. He bought a white-noise machine that plays "the crashing sounds of Yosemite Falls," reports the Georgetown Voice. It's "just about perfect . . . [for] blocking low-level party sounds," the resident says. A good present for the local irritated neighbor near you . . . .