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Forrest Gump's soft-porn origins, and Oprah knows molting

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
According to Oprah Winfrey, we each shed 1.5 million skin cells per hour.

Tom Hanks may have based some of Forrest Gump's aspects on those of a character played by his brother Jim Hanks in the soft-porn romp, Buford's Beach Bunnies. Jim's character, Jeeter Buford, is a naive, wide-eyed wanderer through life.

The name of the planet in the movie Forbidden Planet is Altair IV.

The Bates Casket company churns out a new casket, on average, every 50 seconds.

Rats can chew through glass, metal, and concrete, can fit inside a pipe as small as half an inch, and destroy about 20% of the world's food crop before it gets to market.
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