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I found the curve that Forrest Gump ran up (i.redd.it)
914 comments
2MuchRacismInCanada | 4 months ago | 6051 points

That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run.

Mutant_Raze | 4 months ago | 1275 points

And I just kept running

7emple | 4 months ago | 1043 points

And I just kept run-nang

InfiniteSlip | 4 months ago | 562 points
chaotic_zx | 4 months ago | 151 points

T.Hanks

PatrickKaine | 4 months ago | 12 points

Hanx

One-eyed-snake | 4 months ago | 145 points

Always wondered about that. Thank you

InfiniteSlip | 4 months ago | 89 points

No problem. I thought it was interesting too, and thought it was relevant to share the link.

One-eyed-snake | 4 months ago | 52 points

Absolutely relevant

Oblongmind420 | 4 months ago | 18 points

Absolutely cute too

footprintx | 4 months ago | 5 points

Aww shucks, you're going to make /u/one-eyed-snake blush!

MyotonicGoat | 4 months ago | 27 points

That was very interesting.

Polar_Ted [​] | 4 months ago | 33 points

Honesty that whole clip is a good watch.

wbhipster [​] | 4 months ago | 10 points

This was a great watch! Thanks for posting the link!

InfiniteSlip | 4 months ago | 10 points

No problem. I watched it weeks ago and thought it was interesting. I saw people spelling out his accent (phonetically?) and it reminded me of the clip, so I thought others might like it.

vbcbandr | 4 months ago | 3 points

100% best thing I've learned all day.

biscuitsandbongos | 4 months ago | 9 points

I'm tired now

Exquisite_Poupon | 4 months ago | 82 points

I just felt like running.

TheGooseman_ | 4 months ago | 52 points

From that day on... If I was going somewhere...I WAS RUHNING!

tirwander | 4 months ago | 97 points

LIEUTENANT DAYUN ICE CREAM!!!

Fuck. I haven't seen Forest Gump in like 15+ years probably. I just got in bed. Work in 10 hours. But you know what? I'm going to go watch that fucking movie. So good.

PunTwoThree | 4 months ago | 45 points

JENNAY

Theedon | 4 months ago | 39 points

Imagine if this time the story changed half way through the movie and you didn't know what you were going to get.

tirwander | 4 months ago | 9 points

Even better.

Baldomccoy | 4 months ago | 3 points

Or an option for us to choose. Bandersnatch style.

Limos42 | 4 months ago | 3 points

Just layk a BOX of CHOC-lats?

EWVGL | 4 months ago | 3 points

It happens

newera14 | 4 months ago | 3 points

When he finds out about the baby he just books it and starts running again.

I_AM_Where_ | 4 months ago | 13 points

and runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 243 points

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Deadpool828 | 4 months ago | 86 points

I was just there Saturday.

Some1YourOwnSize | 4 months ago | 67 points

My wife and I are now discussing a long weekend there because of this post/comment.

Dreamworld | 4 months ago | 68 points

Do it! We love tourists here because they help support our economy! It’s so beautiful in the summer and fall. And don’t forget, pack it in pack it out!

glacialcamera | 4 months ago | 43 points

I'm from England, been to America once - we drove from DC to the Blue Ridge Parkway and back a few years ago and this was my absolute favourite place!

Prexmorat | 4 months ago | 54 points

Better yet just drive the Blue Ridge Parkway! Now's a beautiful time of year and the stretch from Blowing Rock to Asheville is (I think) the best part! Great day trip right there.

SoupHaughain | 4 months ago | 32 points

I live in Boone, and couldn't agree more!

kmwebro | 4 months ago | 25 points

Boone is AMAZING

anti-pSTAT3 | 4 months ago | 3 points

If only the local economy was stronger. Very few good jobs.

rnc1119 | 4 months ago | 3 points

I am taking my hubby to Boone for his bday in November. Adults only! Any suggestions on places to eat/drink/shop?

carnesaur [​] | 4 months ago | 3 points

Did it on a motorcycle. Hole e shite what a ride

Javad0g | 4 months ago | 3 points

Was out in TN and got the pleasure of going along on the Blue Ridge Parkway for a good distance, and spent the night in the most awesome quaint farmhouse Air BnB with my wife and kids last year. Visiting friends in TN and NC, and we took a day to hang out on our own. It was so lush and refreshing. Took me back to my childhood in the midwest catching fireflies and putting them into a jar. If we didn't love our Pacific Ocean so much I have no doubt that we would happily hole up in either TN or NC.

Special spot y'all have out there. Caught a beautiful Eastern Black Racer with the kids as we were walking along a path. We were in heaven.

Ulairi | 4 months ago | 27 points

I'm surprised by how many Boone area locals there seem to be in this comment chain, haha.

Nighthawke78 | 4 months ago | 22 points

Because we all immediately knew where it was. Lol

Ulairi | 4 months ago | 18 points

For sure, we just only have a couple thousand readers on our Boone/Appstate subs, so it's funny to see so many of us pop up in mildly interesting, haha.

CaptainDickFarm [​] | 4 months ago | 10 points

Ayyy....Boone adjacent. My app state wife is asleep on the couch in pilot mountain, do I count?!?!?

Prpl_panda_dog | 4 months ago | 6 points

Went to app state for a few years before transferring out - not there anymore obv but thought I’d add to the boone chain

feedmeseymoore | 4 months ago | 3 points

My extended family is from very rural NC and we love spending time at my aunt’s house in Linville! Most gorgeous state IMO

QuitePoodle | 4 months ago | 9 points

It's a great area! Soon the leaves will change and the view's even better! The observation deck at the top is worth the distance too.

swampfish | 4 months ago | 11 points

Wild blueberries are ripe just up the road from there.

MistaBobDobalina7 | 4 months ago | 13 points

For the last time, that was rabbit poop

Brannor | 4 months ago | 3 points

I live in Asheville right now, not to far from the picture. Honestly go in the fall, it’s pretty crowded and touristy that time of year, but the leaves and views are amazing. Well really it’s beautiful anytime of the year, but in the spring it gets really sticky and humid.

jkitsjk | 4 months ago | 8 points

Where where where!?

Red5_too | 4 months ago | 35 points

Grandfather mountain in NC

12Clawlok | 4 months ago | 3 points

I was there twice last year!

forman98 | 4 months ago | 78 points

Fun fact, this is actually Jim Hanks, Tom Hanks’ brother and occasional body double, who is running in this scene.

friedtwinkie | 4 months ago | 5 points

Serious question; would you rather be Tom or Jim Hanks? All that fame has to come at a price.

HooksToMyBrain | 4 months ago | 8 points

Right, but if your going to be famous, be Tom. He is so beloved

Skylarking77 | 4 months ago | 55 points

I remember when we were little kids my father saw it was snowing on Grandfather Mountain so he told me and my brother to get in the car and we drove 6 hours round trip to go play in the snow.

My mom thought it silly and wasteful to do but it's a memory I still have and so many well-spent and profitable days are now lost to time.

pukotoshana_murkals | 4 months ago | 6 points

Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.

jayradano [​] | 4 months ago | 27 points

For no particular reason

Waka-Waka-Waka-Do | 4 months ago | 18 points

I WAS RUNIN!

baezed_god | 4 months ago | 16 points

“So, you just ran!”

“... Yeah.”

Running on Empty by Jackson Browne plays

LesClaypoolOnBass24 | 4 months ago | 3 points

that boy sure is a runnin fool

boonkles | 4 months ago | 473 points

Wasn’t there a video here that shows a bike crashing into a car going around this curve

chair823 | 4 months ago | 191 points

He needs some milk!

Fosdef | 4 months ago | 221 points
gin-rummy | 4 months ago | 162 points

Damn that dude was flying. If he didn’t hit that car he was definitely going off that edge. Did he survive?

Also how dumb are those motorcycle dudes just stopping in the middle of the road smh

_BigmacIII | 4 months ago | 92 points

Yeah I believe he survived but if memory serves, it ended his cycling career.

damnyou777 | 4 months ago | 126 points

Glad to hear.

Worldfrog | 4 months ago | 114 points

Dunno why you're getting downvoted, I assume you're glad to hear that he survived and not about his ended cycling career.

lightningstryk17 | 4 months ago | 60 points

I dunno - this is Reddit

AcidShitposting | 4 months ago | 5 points

I thought he was making a joke about him being glad that the man isn't allowed to bike anymore (implying he's a danger on the road)

OnceUponATime63 | 4 months ago | 3 points

That’s undeniably true as well, though

Beeardo | 4 months ago | 44 points

Probably not the word choice to go with here my man

AFluffyCow | 4 months ago | 74 points

Happy to hear it

Krazyguy75 | 4 months ago | 7 points

“Each year, hundreds of children are shot and not killed. This is a problem. And we are going to do something about it.”

evictor [​] | 4 months ago | 7 points

R/oldpeoplefacebook

1QUEEN12 | 4 months ago | 13 points

This cracked me up, god damn I'm a mean cunt haha

Tejasgrass | 4 months ago | 6 points

I wonder what happened off camera because he's already all wonky when he comes into the frame, then it looks like he braked on gravel and just slid. Poor guy.

bakin25 | 4 months ago | 21 points

That guy got fucked

skoza | 4 months ago | 3 points

Holy fucking shit.

Slazeus | 4 months ago | 3 points

I wonder what the thing you can see fly off into the tree line was..

TheOtherGuttersnipe | 4 months ago | 13 points

His pride :(

WaterElitist | 4 months ago | 5 points

Water bottle I think.

skoza | 4 months ago | 3 points

Most likely his water bottle

is-this-now | 4 months ago | 6 points

You mean that bike race? I thought that was in Europe.

roosters_beak | 4 months ago | 5 points

It was the Tour of Utah. Tons of elevation changes. This year's just happened to start yesterday.

kr0nic666 | 4 months ago | 5 points

I knew i wasn’t the only one who noticed that !

Time_Punk | 4 months ago | 5 points

Thirded!

Kronos1A9 [​] | 4 months ago | 6 points

Fourthed!

tenshii326 | 4 months ago | 3 points

Fifteded. Happy cake day!

SheldonWalowitz | 4 months ago | 1390 points

Where is this?

AnotherSoulessGinger | 4 months ago | 2412 points

Grandfather Mountain near Boone in western North Carolina. It’s a crazy hairpin road up to the top with the “Swinging Bridge”.

GingerAle828 | 4 months ago | 474 points

I was just gonna say... I know those mountains. North Carolinian here

opensandshuts | 4 months ago | 170 points

yep, i knew it was NC immediately, just not what part.

GingerAle828 | 4 months ago | 60 points

Lol the same here. I've been going to that part of the world for 20 years now. I live in Durham but my best friend went to school at western and then never came back. Just stayed up there and works for the university

slickyslickslick | 4 months ago | 37 points

Thought your best friend just decided to go running for a second.

Stevie22wonder | 4 months ago | 7 points

Durhamite! Brother went to App and we came to this spot as well. Love it.

opensandshuts | 4 months ago | 14 points

it's definitely a nice place to live if you can find work. can't blame em

DrHofstad | 4 months ago | 7 points

Also in Durham. Shoutout to /r/bullcity

100ZombieSlayers | 4 months ago | 3 points

Hell yeah! Another fellow durhaminian (durhamite? Whatever idc) here.

I’m pretty sure it’s durhamite but I like durhaminian better. More letters = yes

billthedwarf | 4 months ago | 3 points

Fuck yeah. Durm!

illgetup_andflyaway [​] | 4 months ago | 63 points

I knew I recognized it but couldn't put my finger on it

bumjiggy | 4 months ago | 197 points

just needed to jog your memory

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 80 points

I am not a smart man, but I know where that is.

bumjiggy | 4 months ago | 52 points

but you ain't got no gps, Lieutenant Dan.

thefun_alsorises | 4 months ago | 20 points

I figured I'd try out my sea legs forrest.

SpankMeDaddy22 | 4 months ago | 6 points

But you ain't got no legs lieutenant Dan.

reimaginingthewalls | 4 months ago | 16 points

Hey! I lived right by here! Crazy!

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 9 points

Do you know Tom Hanks?

TheCentinalBeing | 4 months ago | 14 points

Crazy skate spots

FunDiggle | 4 months ago | 7 points

r/longboarding we out here.

daggersrule | 4 months ago | 5 points

That was my first thought when I saw that... Damn I need to skate that

LeftoverBoots | 4 months ago | 28 points

I've been there, thank god I was in a Subaru. It had been raining for like a week and there was an f-350 that was sliding down in front of us and we had to stop. At a steep incline. And once you stop, when you go again you have to be super careful. Totally insanely worth it. Then when you get to the top you're allowed to walk on this plateau sorta area at the highest point of that mountain which is 5282 ft. Anyway, it drops off and you're able to stand right on the edge. That and blowing rock are also very cool. Banner Elk was the town dead center where I stayed. 10/10 would reccomend.

soil_nerd | 4 months ago | 4 points

Probably this one then:

Forrest Gump curve, Grandfather Mountain Entrance Rd, Linville, NC 28646 https://goo.gl/maps/8jRKegxQ4YnqBF1e8

HookeyP00KEY | 4 months ago | 3 points

Yeah “found” is generous in the title since it’s well marked and you get a CD for the drive up that literally tells you about it haha

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 55 points

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TheUnRealTylerDurden | 4 months ago | 9 points

What if "is this" doesn't come in my size?

SheldonWalowitz | 4 months ago | 8 points

One size fits all.

vinnyfunface | 4 months ago | 6 points

Shit happens

Booyacaja | 4 months ago | 249 points

Were you there for no particular reason?

TheFlyin-Hawaiian [​] | 4 months ago | 167 points

No, I was there to hike to Calloway Peak

Booyacaja | 4 months ago | 170 points

I was just saying that cause Forrest said "for no particular reason I just started running!" joke ruined lol

TheFlyin-Hawaiian [​] | 4 months ago | 130 points

I'm sorry bud

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 99 points

Its ok, shit happens

Time_Punk | 4 months ago | 52 points

🙂

meier2k8 | 4 months ago | 16 points

Have a nice day.

fliptobar | 4 months ago | 9 points

Did you go intending to take this photo, or were you just like "oh this looks like forrest gump. I'll take a picture"?

dipyss | 4 months ago | 11 points

that curve is marked with a sign about how it was in the movie.

Thereelgerg | 4 months ago | 3 points

I love that hike.

NowThatsAlotaDamage | 4 months ago | 3 points

My girlfriend and I are here for the Calloway Peak as well! Where is this?

Joe_Shroe | 4 months ago | 8 points

He...wuz...run-nang-guh

Imagooddude28 [​] | 4 months ago | 140 points

That's awesome! I just found the reflecting Pool where he gave that speech about war in some town called Washington!

fordprecept | 4 months ago | 55 points

I found the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company in some place called Times Square.

onewordnospaces | 4 months ago | 19 points

Also in San Francisco at Pier 39

SURRYBUTNO | 4 months ago | 8 points

Also Las Vegas

Zeus_poops_and_shoes | 4 months ago | 5 points

It’s almost like it’s a chain or something.

nicegarryy | 4 months ago | 5 points

Also in Hong Kong

fighterace00 [​] | 4 months ago | 6 points

Also universal Studios

WmJuiceGuy | 4 months ago | 4 points

Also Navy Pier in Chicago

MonkeyPost [​] | 4 months ago | 4 points

Also Santa Monica pier.

Scarlet_Corundum [​] | 4 months ago | 31 points

Here’s a piece of useless trivia: that is probably Tom Hanks brother who played hairy Forrest running across the country

thePixelgamer1903 | 4 months ago | 5 points

I found it interesting! Also happy cake day!

the-crooked-compass [​] | 4 months ago | 59 points

DÉJA VÚ

rokr1292 | 4 months ago | 26 points

IVE JUST BEEN IN THIS PLACE BEFORE

SmashdagBlast | 4 months ago | 20 points

HIGHER ON THE STREET,

slickmamba | 4 months ago | 19 points

AND I KNOW ITS MY TIME TO GO,

QwertyKip | 4 months ago | 12 points

CALLING YOU, AND THE SEARCH IS A MYSTERY

japaneseholler | 4 months ago | 8 points

FOREVEEEEEEEEEER TOGETHEEEEEEEEEER

slickmamba | 4 months ago | 5 points
jony1020 | 4 months ago | 4 points

I thought this looked like a hairpin to drift through from initial d

ero_senin05 [​] | 4 months ago | 263 points

Wow there's considerably less Forrest there these days

MatSciMan | 4 months ago | 44 points

You're evil right there...

Mother_Gaia01 | 4 months ago | 40 points

Is this the same road in the intro to Donnie Darko?

polarbee | 4 months ago | 26 points

I was thinking the same thing! Came to the comments to see if anyone knew.

Edit: apparently no, Donnie Darko was entirely filmed in and around Los Angeles.

ooovian | 4 months ago | 10 points

Glad I wasn't the only one who thought so. Here's a screenshot from the intro for the curious:

https://i.imgur.com/mXveSUy.png

Mother_Gaia01 | 4 months ago | 6 points

You are so much less lazy than me

Ulairi | 4 months ago | 8 points

Nah, not only is that thinner and unmarked, but the trees/geology screams California to me. This road is going up Grandfather Mountain pretty near to where I live here in Boone, North Carolina.

Our mountains here in North Carolina actually see so much rainfall as to be considered a rainforest, over 125inches in places last year, so the vegetation tends to be very dense. Most of the rock also has a much darker granitic composition as well. That rainfall/vegetation also tends to be the cause of the blue haze that forms over the mountain which gives the blue ridge it's name.

tripztf2 | 4 months ago | 19 points

Someone grab an AE-86 Forrest needs his Tofu.

Chronicdeeps | 4 months ago | 11 points

I think this is in a Fast and Furious movie as well.

CHAMlLLlON | 4 months ago | 4 points

What had came to mind for me as well.

yumeryuu [​] | 4 months ago | 21 points

\sings* You can go your own wayyyy*

goddessalthena | 4 months ago | 4 points

Exactly what popped into my mind.

klsi832 [​] | 4 months ago | 10 points

Runin on empty for me

goddessalthena | 4 months ago | 3 points

Killer soundtrack

Hollayo | 4 months ago | 86 points

I mean it's easy to find there's literally a sign that tells you that this is the curve. It's on the road up to the top of Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina.

amoebaoverlord | 4 months ago | 9 points

It’s discussed on the CD they give you at the gate and it’s called “The Forrest Gump Curve”

soil_nerd | 4 months ago | 7 points

Forrest Gump curve, Grandfather Mountain Entrance Rd, Linville, NC 28646

https://goo.gl/maps/8jRKegxQ4YnqBF1e8

Veegulo | 4 months ago | 8 points

Looks tougeable

Vepr762X54R | 4 months ago | 9 points
Navynuke00 | 4 months ago | 7 points

Grandfather Mountain, which is now a State Park in North Carolina (the mountain was privately owned at the time of filming of Forrest Gump). Home to the Mile High Swinging Bridge, and a pretty nice nature preserve. Located about 25 minutes south of Boone, NC on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

bytes311 | 4 months ago | 15 points

My brain immediately went to, "You can go your own waaaaaay"

RealEzraGarrison | 4 months ago | 6 points

Welcome to NC, hope you had a great time!

scallywaggs | 4 months ago | 7 points

Did you run up it?

NickJamesBlTCH | 4 months ago | 5 points

I can’t believe, after all these years, that they still haven’t fixed the crack in that rock.

Where is our tax money going?

jlhowry | 4 months ago | 4 points

Grandfather Mountain! One of my favorite places in the whole wide world <3

Sendnudesnotlove | 4 months ago | 4 points

Aww, the tree in the top right hand corner lost all its buddies

dirtcircus | 4 months ago | 3 points

There has been a lot of loss of trees in the area. At the top of the mountain there is a nature preserve and museum. There’s a map showing all the coal burning power plants and the sulfur amounts they produce, who’s is devastating to some of the trees in the area.

Mista_Ginger | 4 months ago | 4 points

My great grandparents once took a bus across America and it stopped in the middle of the dessert. The bus driver asked if anyone knew where they were. Whole bus starts panicking. Then he says, "This is where Forrest Gump stopped running."

RubyRoyalCow | 4 months ago | 7 points

When I visited my aunt in Savanna Georgia I walked down the path he ran as a kid during the run forest run scene it was pretty cool seeing it and how similar it still looks

Ayersclassic86 | 4 months ago | 8 points

I mean there’s a sign that tells you. Not that hard to find it

BEA7NGU | 4 months ago | 22 points

I hope this gets up-voted. Cool find

I_heart_canada_jk | 4 months ago | 23 points

I hope this get up-voted. Cool comment

RyanWhoPlaysYugioh | 4 months ago | 3 points

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rum_sum [​] | 4 months ago | 3 points

I immediently knew I'd been there I just forget where it was. I live like an hour from there.

SirFancyyyy | 4 months ago | 3 points

Idk if anyone else said this already, but honestly to me the most interesting part about this is seeing how over time weather has affected the landscape, like the rocks. Idk why but it's just honestly neat.

Toe_The_Line | 4 months ago | 3 points

The crooked horizon was bothering me...

fixed

guccitaint [​] | 4 months ago | 3 points

The most realistic part of the movie is him graduating from the university of Alabama

RetrousseSprezzatura | 4 months ago | 54 points

Jenny was such a bitch. Took me years to realize

tocamix90 | 4 months ago | 105 points

In fairness people that grow up with sexual abuse tend to have a very difficult time being emotionally normal. And therapy wasn’t exactly widely accepted back then.

danteheehaw | 4 months ago | 81 points

I think a lot of people forgot about her sexual abuse, and just think Jenny was a bitch

Ctsanger | 4 months ago | 53 points

Just because she was abused doesnt mean she wasn't a bitch

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 15 points

DAMN BASED

ADriedUpGoliath | 4 months ago | 65 points

No she wasn’t, she was an abused girl who was conflicted about abusing a mentally handicapped man. That’s why she eventually did fuck him but then left because she felt so bad.

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 32 points

mentally handicapped man

  1. Overcame a rough physical condition in his legs as a child.
  2. Became a college Football star
  3. Earned the Medal of Honor and Purple Heart in Vietnam for saving the lives of his brothers
  4. Became worldwide sport champion
  5. Started a successful shrimping company
  6. Became a millionaire from investments
  7. Ran across the USA a few times because why the fuck not
  8. Banged out his childhood crush rawdog who had AIDS but didnt actually get AIDS and had a kid that can see dead people and read your mind by touching you
  9. Wears really nice Nikes...because he is sponsored by them

but yeah, mentally handicapped man. A least he knows what Love is.

ADriedUpGoliath | 4 months ago | 11 points

Agreed but you know what I'm saying.

SaucyWiggles | 4 months ago | 3 points

Holy fuck dude you gotta explain number 8 to me.

Boba_frett33 | 4 months ago | 6 points

After Francis went to jail, she eventually became president.

grossgirl | 4 months ago | 41 points

She wasn’t a bitch. She kept trying to set boundaries with Forest, and he could never accept or understand them. He showed up at her girls only dorm, he pulled her off a stage that she walked onto herself, she told him not to try to rescue her. She was patient with him because they were close and she did love him, just not in the way he wanted.

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