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What You Get in Tom Hanks’ Famous Box of Chocolates: $25,000 of Sand

Actor Tom Hanks’ famous line as Forrest Gump as he was holding candy in his lap in the movie that, “Life is like a box of chocolates,, you never know what you’re going to get,” has finally been answered.

And it cost Ripley’s Believe it or Not! $25,000 to find out, buying the box on Valentine’s Day and see that there weren’t any chocolates, or choices, but four ounces of sand as weight to keep it from sliding off as the film was shot.

The box from the film was synonymous with the words the character’s mother told him about the uncertainty that life brings in one of the more iconic rules for the Greek-American actor that delighted and thrilled audiences.

It won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1994 and Best Actor for Hanks and the box, signed by Hanks, was obtained by the company that collects rare and bizarre artifacts, said the British newspaper The Independent, no word why.


Forrest Gump follows the story of the life of Gump and his childhood friend and love interest and grossed $678 million and is one of Hanks’ most beloved roles by fans although he likes The Road to Perdition, in which he goes against being typecast and plays a menacing 1930’s gangster hit man.


ASTORIA – Under clear blue skies and bright sunshine, the Greek flag-raising ceremony honoring Greek Independence Day was hosted by the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York on March 26 at Athens Square Park in Astoria.

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FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

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NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


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