John Irving, author of the book on which the film was based,
and winner of the Oscar for the movie's screenplay.
2. Explorateur. It
was named for the Explorer I satellite launched in
3. The nail on the
middle finger on the hand most often used. As a rule of, er,
thumb--the longer the finger, the faster the nail grows.
4. Vera, Chuck, and
5. The railroad industry.
In 1967, after years of testing, bar codes were painted on the
sides of freight cars to keep track of them and help match them
with the right trains.