A Totally F**ing Awesome Guide To Connecticut

A Totally F**ing Awesome Guide To Connecticut
395 comments, 03/29/2014, by , in ENTERTAINMENT, LOCAL

We have some pretty talented, funny people here in Connecticut.

I came across this on Tumblr and it blew my mind. It was made by someone who goes by HelloImJaymee.

Well done, Jaymee.

(NSFW – Language)

 

PART 1

 

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PART 2

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SOURCE: TUMBLR – helloimjaymee

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395 comments

  1. Niece
    July 4th, 2014 23:45

    Buttonwoods is actually in Griswold

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  2. July 4th, 2014 10:50

    Let’s not forget Mystic Pizza! How could we forget the story of Mystic?!

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  3. mudtracks
    July 4th, 2014 10:14

    Don’t forget the best ice cream ever at Buttonwoods in Preston. And the fact that they came up with a bad ass name like Buttonwoods just goes to show you how awesome CT is. Actually I want to get out of this expensive ass state and goto NH

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  4. PrttymnKnowsitAll
    July 4th, 2014 4:47

    And, it’s the home of Vaseline. and Clement C Moore (wrote Twas the Night Before Christmas)

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  5. PrttymnKnowsitAll
    July 4th, 2014 4:45

    The Culture Police  Ummm, Fuck ya

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  6. vsi
    July 4th, 2014 2:17

    seems like a lot of people dislike CT due to the lack of stuff to do. it’s not that boring if you have a bunch of cool friends to spend time with and fuck shit up with. also the car scene in general is pretty darn decent, which includes the awesome drift events. annnd we have an anime/video game/comic book convention every summer in hartford. so yeaah I’d say CT ain’t so boring, especially since there’s actually quite a variety of stuff we have to do; people just don’t think about it/know about it.

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  7. July 3rd, 2014 20:59

    SammethCorey Maybe experience the world and stop being such a ahetr. When you mature you will appreciate where you’re from. #icanthateitcuzigotasilverspoon

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  8. July 3rd, 2014 20:54

    TurdBandito VolumeDealer Good, leave, get the f out. Free loaders like you don’t deserve it anyway. #bornintothis

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  9. July 3rd, 2014 20:46

    Anonymous08 You into Furbies, Child porn or nastiness? Cool,get the fuck out of CT, ain’t no body got time for you!

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  10. July 3rd, 2014 20:44

    @Mkp06 check your facts son

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  11. LeanneSelvidio
    July 3rd, 2014 19:01

    Don’t forget we have Vocaturas, best Grinders and Italian bread, in Norwich, Ct.

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  12. RhyleRTTrapstar
    July 2nd, 2014 20:11

    Doesnt Vermont have the longest gay rights streak…

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  13. Debbie420
    July 2nd, 2014 15:00

    Loved it made me laugh and feel a lot better, since I’m fucking Florida and homesick.

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  14. owenjerome2415
    July 2nd, 2014 10:18

    Wow! So much negativity here. As a product of Fairfield County, Bridgeport, PhD candidate and business owner, I just took this for what it is. This is not meant to be serious  or literal. Its fun. Tongue in cheek. It’s humor. Get a grip and LAUGH!

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  15. July 2nd, 2014 6:00

    Don’t forget WWE headquarters and the McMahon family living here. BOOYA

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  16. bing87
    July 2nd, 2014 4:07

    TurdBandito ChrisMcmahon i would say the coolest part of ct history would be colt firearms

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  17. jerryfrazier1987
    July 2nd, 2014 4:04

    Do me a favor and shut the fuck up, there’s enough tourists here in the summer.

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  18. jerryfrazier1987
    July 2nd, 2014 3:56

    You forgot about the two fucking awesome casinos. Plus Dutch master cigars and bic lighters are made here.

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  19. bing87
    July 2nd, 2014 3:48

    Bridgeport, home of Bridgeport milling machines. The peace sigh was also invented in Voluntown Ct. on a hippy commune. it symbolizes a rocket being contained inside a circle, standing for nuclear disarmament

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  20. BillSteinmayer
    July 1st, 2014 22:40

    And never mind the Wright Brothers, those publicity hogs: the FIRST damn sustained and controlled powered flight took place near Bridgeport TWO YEARS earlier…

    Oh, and we pronounce “Thames” PROPERLY – like it’s SPELLED…. ;-)

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  21. MartyMirabal
    July 1st, 2014 14:12

    Dont forget about Mystic Pizza, which is also a movie, and has sexy Julia Roberts in it bitches. Lol

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  22. DroM
    July 1st, 2014 6:45

    Someone must have spent all their time in Bridgeport when they were in Fairfield County. You might want to drive through Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Weston, Westport.
    http://www.celebritynetworth.com/articles/celebrity-homes/the-most-expensive-house-in-america/

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  23. Mkp06
    July 1st, 2014 1:28

    Fairfield county spent 26yrs as the countries richest metropolitan area. They have only recently fallen second to midland,tx because of oil increases. The average per capita income is $82,000 and that includes bridgeport. The rich here are SUPER RICH and thats enough to balance out the super poor.

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  24. TurdBandito
    June 30th, 2014 20:15

    IdahoMary gregonweb clearly Idaho’s best export is beautiful smart women.

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  25. TurdBandito
    June 30th, 2014 20:14

    Chevyride fuck can be a great word to use in comedy…but when you use over and over again, you destroy it and it just starts to sound vulgar, like you’re trying to hard.

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  26. TurdBandito
    June 30th, 2014 20:10

    Dr Snook next time just keep going north might find something good up there, NH and Maine are waving :)

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  27. TurdBandito
    June 30th, 2014 20:09

    TomiB1 Clinton is pronounced corrupt corporate whore.

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  28. TurdBandito
    June 30th, 2014 20:07

    Bad jouralist I want to move to NH from CT.

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  29. TurdBandito
    June 30th, 2014 20:06

    SammethCorey haha, suburbs of CT suck…about only fun I remember is when I was like 12-14 years old and we’d run around the neighborhood playing stupid games at night.

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  30. TurdBandito
    June 30th, 2014 20:03

    Sandra Michele agree, but ditch the NYC and Bos stuff : ) ….The shoreline in CT should be a more attractive tourist place I think, not sure why its not. But don’t let that get you to, we’re still far cooler in Norther Connecticut. ;)

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  31. TurdBandito
    June 30th, 2014 20:02

    VolumeDealer yup, I love this state for what it has naturally, the location, the seasons, blah blah blah, but I’m about ready to leave with the way the states being run.

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  32. TurdBandito
    June 30th, 2014 20:01

    fuego26

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  33. TurdBandito
    June 30th, 2014 19:59

    fuego26 I love CT, from here too….we’ve got some dog shit for political leaders and economic policies right now in this state……about driven me out.

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  34. TurdBandito
    June 30th, 2014 19:58

    Anonymous08 lol wtf? NJ?  what are you dumping bodies?

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  35. TurdBandito
    June 30th, 2014 19:58

    ChrisMcmahon damn shame, clearly the coolest thing in the history of CT.

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  36. TurdBandito
    June 30th, 2014 19:57

    JenMandeville they should give like a handful of towns the title of fairfield county, same as when people think everyone from CT is rich in general.

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  37. The Culture Police
    June 29th, 2014 6:30

    Kid: THIS kind of stuff is what passes for clever and creative today?! It’s the same old boring “white kid trying to sound like a gangsta” drivel. Funny when Jesse Pinkman was doing it, maybe. But just tired here. Plus, your spelling and punctuation is horrendous. You’re obviously the product of a couple of decades of dumbed-down education.

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  38. bill c
    March 29th, 2014 20:48

    Connecticut sucks ass. i know. i am from here.

    also the south rules.

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  39. SammethCorey
    March 29th, 2014 19:03

    ctattack SammethCorey yeah man that’s where the petit thing happened remember? we’re famous for that  y

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  40. JenMandeville
    March 29th, 2014 13:30

    LOL. Fairfield County, fucking rich? No. Not at all.

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  41. ChrisMcmahon
    March 29th, 2014 10:56

    You forgot the wiffle ball invented and still made in Shelton

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  42. Anonymous08
    February 20th, 2014 9:57

    Hey. I live in CT, when I want to do specific activities, I have to go to NJ in order to do these types of things. I don’t care much about its history, I care about-What you can do in it-ok?

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  43. Mike T
    February 8th, 2014 19:20

    you forgot the fact that the first submarine was invented in Old Saybrook.  (my home town)  It was named the Turtle and was used in Bastan Habah to bore wholes in Brittish war ships during the reveloutionary war

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  44. fuego26
    February 2nd, 2014 22:05

    I’m far from illegal, if you have nothing positive to say about the State you live in then enjoy a nice cup of Shut the Fuck Up and do us all a favor and move the Fuck out! Now! As for Fucking a knife. Have your mother Fuck it!

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  45. MalPal
    February 2nd, 2014 22:02

    TomiB1 I’m from Manchester, CT and I totally talk like that!! When I went to Ireland I was asked if I’m from Texas!! I said “No, far from it, actually. Why? Do I have an accent?” And they said ‘Yeah!” It was the first time I started paying attention to the way I talk. My family/friends and stuff pronounce the same way.

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  46. VolumeDealer
    February 2nd, 2014 17:24

    fuego26  Are you one of the millions of illegals?
    and when I can, I will,but 1st,go F**K a knife,please.

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  47. fuego26
    February 2nd, 2014 0:03

    I absolutely Love CT! If you live here and find it boring or don’t like it, please help your self and move the fω℃£! Out! Thank you.

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  48. VolumeDealer
    January 31st, 2014 15:56

    Fred1984  bCalled the Constitution state , totally ignores the constitution.

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  49. VolumeDealer
    January 31st, 2014 15:55

    Steve Rogers Waquoit     Called the Constitution state , totally ignores the constitution.
    Freedumb!

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  50. VolumeDealer
    January 31st, 2014 15:52

    Called the Constitution state , totally ignores the constitution.

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  51. Sandra Michele
    January 31st, 2014 11:11

    Connecticut boasts a lot of history here that probably should be marketed better. Theres lots of fun stuff to do here if you check it all out. Casinos, great restaurants, shorelines, historical places, so many diversified cultural areas with their foods, Mystic Seaport,Captains Cove, Guilford, Wooster Street with the best pizza, Southington charm, great ski areas and lovely parks, friendly people, scenic country, great malls and lots of small businesses, cultural and arts and music too. Ferry boat travel and access to LongIsland . Part of New England.Beautiful foliages, springrimes, snowy winters, and lovely summers.Connecticut residents never lack from something to do!!!!Festivals, flea markets and fairs galore!!!! Easy NYC access when we want it and easy travel to all the surrounding states. Home to many celebriries and famous for so many inventions!!!!

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  52. That Dude
    January 28th, 2014 23:12

    Steve520 HMD Fred1984 Ok, to clarify, it’s 3 of the most dangerous cities on a list of 25. This list was compiled in June of 2013: #24- Hartford, #20- New Haven, #4- Bridgeport.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/most-dangerous-cities-in-america-2013-6?op=1

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  53. Steve Rogers
    December 28th, 2013 11:03

    Waquoit You can buy until 9pm… Whoopee!!! And on Sundays, this god damn place “allows” you to buy from 12-5pm… Totally fucking Nanny State… just moved to Portland, Maine. That place sucks thanks to all the illegals, progressives and Dan Malloy!!! You’re a prick Governor!!!

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  54. Steve Rogers
    December 28th, 2013 11:03

    Waquoit

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  55. ctattack
    December 16th, 2013 10:10

    SammethCorey lol you’re from cheshire

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  56. CONNECTICUTDOUCHEs
    December 13th, 2013 10:53

    SammethCorey  Shut up you dont know shit

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  57. taylorO
    November 13th, 2013 10:24

    SammethCorey no

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  58. SammethCorey
    November 10th, 2013 15:26

    ct sucks. it’s a scenic place and new haven is cool to visit every one in a while but mostly ct is very boring. I live in Cheshire and believe me, the whole town is closed up and in bed by like 8pm. nowhere to go to get food, nothing to do. Cheshire is basically one big senior center

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  59. BrianFlipperWilson
    October 24th, 2013 16:12

    Good Fishing!!!   I love Winter!!!!

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  60. justme
    October 11th, 2013 14:06

    Actually its an isthmus

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  61. justme
    October 11th, 2013 14:05

    Except most of the trash thinks its the name of their health insurance.

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  62. justme
    October 11th, 2013 14:03

    And g’s

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  63. justme
    October 11th, 2013 14:01

    Not in bridge port

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  64. justme
    October 11th, 2013 13:59

    Too early=auto correct end typo. Yeah, I said it.

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  65. justme
    October 11th, 2013 13:58

    Its much too early and latino-y here now. We. I’m moving to Finland. Oh yeah, too muslim-y. Ewww.

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  66. Bad jouralist
    October 10th, 2013 10:25

    All the good people from CT moved to New Hampshire. Kind of wondered where they went, then I went up there for a few days and bingo! CT has way changed since I was a kid . A person from CT would not use the word “fuck” as a adjective more then once. We have good schools and they teach you to use a thesaurus by age 9.

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  67. Ryantwin
    October 8th, 2013 15:17

    Brad Roberts likes Greenwhich, CT. Ghosts scarred him out of CT. LOL

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  68. Dr Snook
    July 24th, 2013 10:14

    I was born in Ct. Lived here for my first 19 years, then off to college in Florida, stayed in Fl. for the next 34 years. Now back in Ct. not liking all of the taxes, Can’t buy beer after 8pm or 8am and not on sundays. Gun laws are getting way out of hand, and the job market sucks……..and the DEP says that you can’t eat any of the fish you catch because of all of the PCB’s in them…….Not the CT. I left 34 years ago…….Needs to get turned around in the other direction………….!

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    • Waquoit
      August 2nd, 2013 15:04

      @Dr Snook Huh? You can buy beer after 8pm and on Sundays in Connecticut. Are you just a BSer?

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  69. Fred1984
    June 28th, 2013 12:36

    You forgot, we have Dannel Malloy and Jason Hernandez. The 3 most dangerous cities in the country (New Haven, Bridgeport and Hartford) Traffic, high taxes, shitloads of liberal democrats, a no growth economy with a miserable climate for business. That cesspool you call the LI Sound is really just the holding tank for NY City sewerage as it makes its way out to sea. Did I mention high taxes? Oh, we got some great new gun laws, those seem to be making a positive impact, so we got that going for us.

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    • Anonymous
      June 28th, 2013 14:41

      Fred1984 3 most dangerous cities in the country?  Are you serious?  Try Newark, Philly, Oakland, East St. Louis… for a few.  I’m from CT.  Don’t be stupid.

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      • HMD
        July 1st, 2013 11:55

        @Anonymous Fred1984 
        According to an article recently posted, NH, Bprt, and Hfrd were listed as dangerous cities due to crime activity. Read an article!

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        • Steve520
          July 16th, 2013 17:09

          HMD Fred1984 Dangerous, Yes. The 3 MOST dangerous in the country? not close. You can read an article too….. or just use google…. look up Chicago.

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    • Waquoit
      June 30th, 2013 12:40

      Fred1984 What did Jason Hernandez do to anyone?

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  70. TomiB1
    June 28th, 2013 10:04

    This is fucking funny.
    But they are WRONG WRONG WRONG about the accent.
    Kitten is not pronounced ki–en
    Clinton is not pronounced Clin–en
    Huntington is not pronounced Hunninten
    Connecticut is not pronounced Connedikit
    You drop your middle-T’s, ya’all.

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    • Kiki_p
      June 28th, 2013 11:01

      TomiB1 That’s only in New Bri-ain.

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      • Clinton_W
        June 28th, 2013 16:21

        Kiki_p TomiB1 
        Seeing that I’m from New Haven and still live here and PRONOUNCE my Middle T’s, and pretty much everyone I know pronounces my name as it is spelled (Ironically it’s Clinton) I have to say you are making this up and confusing Connecticut, is actually pronounced “quinatucquet” as that’s the Native American word that was mispronounced to make the state’s name.
        Mind you there are some people that speak improperly, but that’s in NO way the majority.

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    • AnthonyLongo
      July 1st, 2013 11:21

      Wtf are you talking about? No one talks like that. You are confused.

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    • DianeWantstogoCamping
      July 31st, 2013 19:04

      You obviously don’t hang with the badasses from the Farmington Valley who know how to speak English ;)

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  71. Chevyride
    June 28th, 2013 9:16

    Could be cute, to much swearing!

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  72. Cindy Fernandez
    June 28th, 2013 0:11

    haha I thought of Ryan when I read that.

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  73. Nate Rowley
    June 27th, 2013 23:52

    yeah, lots of poor language. The best line was “We have ghosts like Idaho has corn” I thought Idaho had potatoes, not corn!

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    • gregonweb
      June 29th, 2013 14:00

      @Nate Rowley LOL, actually Idaho’s largest export is… salmon.  I had no idea until I lived out that way for a while.

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      • IdahoMary
        July 25th, 2013 2:52

        gregonweb Actually Idaho’s largest export is its technology (semiconductors, etc.) to the tune of $3 billion a year! Second largest is agricultural exports (with dairy being the largest of this group)  at about $1 billion a year.

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    • IdahoMary
      July 25th, 2013 2:41

      @Nate Rowley I thought the same thing and you are correct Nate! Idaho is known for its potatoes, not its corn!

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  74. TheKhabibulin
    June 27th, 2013 21:34

    This is the trashiest thing ive ever seen. I think their was one sentence without a cus word in it. In your effort to explain why and how we in CT are great but all youve done was make us look trashy and classless. I think i speak for everyone in Ct when i say to shut the f— up, you DO NOT speak for anyone here……except maybe bridgeport.

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    • TomPerez
      June 28th, 2013 0:50

      @TheKhabibulin It’s a joke I think you took it too literal. Nuff said. Hold the salad. GG

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    • Davem
      June 28th, 2013 17:22

      Jesus, dude, it’s a joke, calm down. The swearing is SUPPOSED to be excessive. And how the hell do you criticize the thing for too much foul language and then use an f-word in the last sentence of your comment? The fuck, dude?

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    • DianeWantstogoCamping
      July 31st, 2013 19:06

      It’s supposed to be funny…. Too many people think we are already uptight… Don’t make that true…

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  75. DWhi
    June 27th, 2013 21:01

    Frisbee invented in Bridgeport @ the pie plate and wiffleball was invented in Fairfield, manufactured in Shelton.

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  76. Cd1234567
    June 27th, 2013 19:55

    If you’re going to educate people on how to spell the name of your state, you should probably brush up on your spelling first. It’s “spelled,” not “spelt.”

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    • HMD
      July 1st, 2013 13:22

      Cd1234567 
      “Spelt” can be used.

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  77. Jaimie Nicole Alston
    June 27th, 2013 17:04

    Wow there were a whole lot of F bombs in there…

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  78. LisaMCastle
    June 27th, 2013 16:19

    hahahahaha fucking awesome

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  79. May 6th, 2013 23:20

    I tend to think that CT is NOT fucking awesome…but i have to say u make a pretty strong case….

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  80. Anna M.
    May 5th, 2013 22:23

    It’s mentioned here before, but we are the fucking home of the Huskies, sissies. Excuse me, EIGHT national championships – and the highest fucking turnout for women’s basketball in the country. UConn women also tied the record for the most wins in a row of any fucking basketball team – men or women’s – pro or college. Beat UCLA men’s team at 90 consecutive wins. Oh, and of course, the only team that has had back-2-back perfect seasons. Which included national championships both years.

    And if that’s not enough (fuck me, Pat Summit) – we’re home to the only college in the country that won both NCAA Division I mens and women’s championships in the same fucking year (2004, motha’s). With that, who the hell needs a pro team anyway?

    Basketball aside, we have fucking mountains, rivers, lakes, ocean, valleys – and New Britain is not only home to some of the best fucking German food ever outside of Wisconsin, but it’s also dead center between the Red Sox and Yankees – and is home to the best maker of power tools ev-ah. And we earn more per capita than any other fuckin’ state in the US. Suck on it.

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  81. Johnny g
    May 5th, 2013 12:01

    I live in Jersey. Connecticut is pussy-town. You need protection from storms so you hide behind Long Island …fucking pussies. ” oh honey , lets go shopping this morning for antiques in Connecticut. Then we’ll have an ice cream cone and spend the afternoon looking for their balls”. Just kidding, I like the state. Especially the submarine base at Groton and Sikorski helicopters in Bridgeport. Cool stuff.

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    • Jess L
      May 6th, 2013 14:12

      Yeah, also, I’m from Long Island, which is indeed an *island*, not a peninsula. We have islands on islands to protect our island, we do nothing for your scared asses hiding behind us.
      Really though, Connecticut’s alright. But to clarify, we are not a peninsula, and we certainly are not your peninsula. Strong Island answers to nobody.

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  82. Drew
    May 4th, 2013 15:02

    Oldest continuously running ferry in the country runs between Rocky Hill and Glastonbury. Aqua Velva aftershave: Glastonbury, CT. RIP.

    Artists Alexander Calder and Sol Lewitt, to name just two.

    Hartford runs the insurance game. In a choke hold.

    Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines. East Hartford. There wouldn’t be a modern US Air Force without
    them.

    Otis Elevators.

    Ivan Lendl.

    General Electric.

    Best public schools in the country and the best paid teachers. Taxes buy things, like good schools for our kids and fair pay for teachers. Works for me.

    Yale. Trinity College. Wesleyan. Connecticut College.

    The US Coast Guard Academy.

    One of the oldest and best state college systems in the country. Some of the best and oldest prep schools in the country too.

    The Charter Oak.

    At least three top 100 health systems/hospitals.

    I’ll stop, but could go on…

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  83. Lucius
    May 4th, 2013 13:09

    That was fucking GREAT! Also, Paul Newman lived in CT!!

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  84. derbyred
    May 4th, 2013 12:17

    the 1st. captain of SuperBowl 1 (Green Bay) was born in Derby, (Big Bob Skowronski) and never forget the wings from Buddy’s Billiards…

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  85. TheDave
    May 3rd, 2013 23:45

    Eli Whitney (inventor Cotton gin)
    Spencer (inventor Spencer Rifle) born and raised in Manchester
    Woody Allen filmed a movie in CT at a mall
    Last Indiana Jones movie’s motorcycle scean filmed at Yale
    Silly Putty’s inventor was from CT
    Amistad’s court case ensued in New Haven

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  86. Tomg
    May 3rd, 2013 23:28

    The fucking sewing machine that sewed the shit your’e wearing was invented here by fucking Elias Howe so if you don’t know how to knit or chew animal skins you better like connecticut.

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  87. Jesus
    May 3rd, 2013 23:00

    I left CT in 2001 after living there most of my life.

    Every time I go back, it’s even more depressing. But I guess if these powerpoints make everyone feel better about it, keep up the good work.

    CT still sucks. The fact that a selling point is that it’s near other cities… not in CT, should be enough to give up CT pride.

    The Hartford Whalers were the best thing the state had, and they’ve been gone 15+ years.

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  88. You'reAll OutOf YourFing Minds
    May 3rd, 2013 18:12

    Reading this article almost makes CT seem cool, but I live here and its pretty fucking lame. Let me tell you.

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    • marty
      May 3rd, 2013 19:41

      theres some awesome guitars built in New Hartford Ct.

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    • poopinyourface
      May 4th, 2013 2:15

      You think it’s lame because you’re spoiled and nothing is ever good enough for you. Get over yourself

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  89. Tommy O
    May 3rd, 2013 15:21

    I believe the FIRST amusement park in the U S A is… Lake Compounce! Add that!

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  90. John
    May 3rd, 2013 13:50

    Debatably two hockey hall of famers are from Connecticut. Brian Leetch and Chris Drury, not to mention Mr. Hockey himself, Gordie Howe

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    • Andy
      May 4th, 2013 15:36

      Only 1 of them was born in CT though (Chris Drury), and only 2 native born CT players in the NHL have hoisted the stanely cup as well…Drury being one, and Quick (goalie for the Kings)

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  91. May 3rd, 2013 10:12

    https://www.facebook.com/TheConnecticutConnection

    For awesome Connecticut people. God I miss our state. Living in Florida is not cool, NOT COOL.

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  92. Skip
    May 3rd, 2013 9:25

    …And don’t forget West Haven, former home of one of the most popular amusement parks in the country, Savin Rock!

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  93. May 3rd, 2013 9:11

    Home sweet home!

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  94. The Brass City
    May 2nd, 2013 23:45

    HELLO? WATERBURY?

    Reply

    • gorham
      May 3rd, 2013 14:31

      Who gives a shit about waterbury?

      Reply

    • Anna M.
      May 5th, 2013 22:25

      Yeah, Waterbury is fucking lame. Hartford at least tries, and they have the XL Center and the Meadows. And the taco truck. Waterbury? A mall. Whoop-de-freakin’-do.

      Reply

  95. jason
    May 2nd, 2013 22:57

    how about harriet beacher stowe whom wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin? about the ills of slavery…

    and the Wadsworth Atheneum is the oldest public art museum in the United States

    this was awesome

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  96. Laa
    May 2nd, 2013 20:12

    I moved to CT in 2011 and I’m sorry this place is God-awful and one of the most boring places I’ve been and I’ve been in Fairfield, Stamford, New Haven, Hartford, Westport, Farmington among other cities in CT. This article just solidifies how conceited and self-righteous people are in CT, YAWN. Came here for school and peacing the fuck out for NYC.

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    • Brand
      May 3rd, 2013 16:37

      nahh, we just really like our state, and take a joke!!!!!!!!!

      Reply

  97. kamora
    May 2nd, 2013 18:42

    James Taylor wrote Fire and Rain while inpatient at the Institute of Living.

    Reply

  98. Alex
    May 2nd, 2013 18:20

    WWE and Jerry Springer – Made in CT

    Reply

    • Rich
      May 3rd, 2013 17:22

      i cant believe they forgot about WWE i was thinking the same thing

      Reply

  99. Paul
    May 2nd, 2013 18:13

    We are the Constitution State because the Fundamental Orders, drawn up shortly after the colony was settled, represent the first constitutional form of government and are the model for the U.S. Constitution.

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  100. Bill
    April 28th, 2013 20:38

    1st and oldest state police agency in the country!
    How about home to ESPN…

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  101. dglock
    April 26th, 2013 21:17

    Don’t forget about Colt Manufacturing in Hartford! Colt firearms were instrumental in every military conflict since the Civil War. In other words, without Connecticut, we’d still have the Confederacy, Naziism, and Bin Laden. You’re welcome, world.

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  102. murf
    April 25th, 2013 19:09

    the web page with the most ‘fucks’ was created here.

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  103. Drew
    April 25th, 2013 18:00

    I’m FROM Connecticut and I thought this was awful. WOMP.

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  104. Tim
    April 25th, 2013 15:17

    God, CT is the worst. This just confirms it. “3,405,565 people and we’re all badass”. Just stop.

    Reply

    • Rich
      May 3rd, 2013 17:24

      shut up, Tim. POS

      Reply

    • Anna M.
      May 5th, 2013 22:25

      Excuse me, just turn off ESPN ’cause if it wasn’t for fuckin’ Bristol, you’d have no SportsCenter.

      Reply

  105. March 19th, 2013 12:08

    SPELT? Fucking moron. Way to start something potentially cool with awful and retarded grammar.

    S P E L L E D, not a grain. Dumb shits.

    Reply

    • Ari
      April 26th, 2013 12:31

      “Spelt” is acceptable as a past tense for “spell”. It’s not a common usage in American English, but it is still grammatically correct.

      Reply

    • Wizzy
      May 4th, 2013 13:05

      Spelt is British English you fuck truck. God, it’s people like you that make Americans seem so bloody stupid.

      Reply

  106. March 12th, 2013 17:53

    Smirk and Dagger Games is based in Connecticut ’cause games are more fun when you can stab-a-friend-in-the-back. So “Take That!” other lame-ass boardgames! CT!

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  107. Anon
    March 3rd, 2013 13:23

    Newtown has the woodchip murder, scrabble, monroe has the warrens (old skool ghost-hunters), mystic pizza was filmed in mystic

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  108. Michael Cueto
    March 1st, 2013 21:56

    Stephen King lived in Stratford for some portion of his childhood.
    Most definitely badass.

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  109. Robert
    February 27th, 2013 14:15

    The Movie Ice Age is from a company based in CT
    http://blueskystudios.com/working-here/contact-us/

    Art Carney, Ed Begley, Linda Blair, Michael Ian Black, too name a few here
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_from_Connecticut

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  110. February 26th, 2013 13:24

    Really awesome and so very well written :) Definitely a good read. :)

    Reply

  111. Bryan
    February 25th, 2013 14:24

    How about Henery Winkler from the show happy days he lives in east haven connecticut we are bad ass to have the Fonz in this state.

    Reply

    • Bryan
      February 25th, 2013 14:33

      Also Judge Judy lives in Connecticut and Bill Cosby graduated from Southern Ct State University

      Reply

    • February 26th, 2013 13:25

      Rob Zombie is much more impressive! How awesome is that?

      Reply

  112. craig
    February 25th, 2013 13:50

    Harrison Ford tape part of his recent movie in New Haven.There are so many things that should be added.But the most important thing that should be added were a fucking blue state!!!!!!

    Reply

    • Nick
      March 31st, 2013 12:49

      Thats the worst part of this state. Being a blue state sucks…high taxes, high unemployment, high cost of living, trampled freedoms (2nd Amendment).

      Not to mention we have horrible traffic, our cities are overrun with crime, tons of potholes, horrible drivers, terrible restaurants, no pro sports teams and did I mention high taxes??

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      • Joey
        April 25th, 2013 21:56

        Be proud of the fucking state you live in, you could be living in goddamn Ethiopia in a house made of grass

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      • Sarah
        April 25th, 2013 22:07

        If you think so low of the state then just freaking move… You’re obviously a very miserable person.

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        • Rich
          May 3rd, 2013 17:25

          Sarah and Joey I totally agree with you guys. Connecticut is a great place to live I have lived here the 23 years I have been alive so far and I plan on living here with my family. Great place to live regardless of what anyone else says.

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      • giddyup
        May 6th, 2013 11:46

        Horrible traffic? Dude have you BEEN anywhere else? Like Atlanta, or the DC beltway, or fucking NYC??

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  113. Meg
    February 24th, 2013 15:01

    The Hirschbeck brothers, John and Mark, who were Major League Baseball umpires, grew up in Stratford.

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  114. Danimo
    February 24th, 2013 9:54

    You totally forgot that Billy Joel filmed his “River of Dreams” video all over CT. Also, don’t forget Lenny & Joe’s Fishtale!

    Reply

  115. lynne
    February 18th, 2013 7:14

    CT is the only producer of witch hazel in the world…East Hampton CT

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  116. dani
    February 15th, 2013 12:58

    Shelton, CT is home to the ONE and ONLY Wiffle Ball factory in the entire world. & How can you leave out the best program of all Women’s College Basketball? GENO AUREMMIA & the UCONN HUSKIES.

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  117. candycane
    February 14th, 2013 13:56

    Who said Harrison Ford and Callista Flockhart live in Durham? Where did you come up with that??

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  118. Elizabeth Rose
    February 10th, 2013 11:14

    Ct is great because the Kardashians visited there. Ok.

    Reply

    • jan
      February 15th, 2013 22:24

      who cares

      Reply

    • MeggieB
      May 3rd, 2013 17:04

      I think the point is that CT is so great that the Kardashians felt a need to visit, not that it’s great BECAUSE the Kardashians visit…

      Reply

  119. Howie
    February 9th, 2013 1:53

    The Collins Company of Canton was at one time the largest producer of edged and bladed weapons and tools on the planet. It’s axes were taken on the first expeditions to the North and South Poles, their machetes helped carve out the Panama Canal. My grandfather worked there as a polisher, I myself saw still unused axes and tools for sale in stores in Mendoza, Argentina when I visited there in 1987. We are close to NYC, Boston, Cape Cod as well as the mountains of VT and NH, our shoreline is classic New England. Don’t forget Yale, Trinity College, Westminster, Ethel Walker, Miss Porters and Avon Old Farms schools. Even our State Police have been voted the coolest uniform in the country year after year.

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  120. Rosie
    February 8th, 2013 19:33

    Portland Brownstone! Out of the quarry, onto the boat, and around the southern tip of South America to build the city of San Francisco. Not to mention Brooklyn and Manhattan.

    Reply

  121. February 8th, 2013 13:53

    What about World Wrestling Entertainment, Sleeping Giant State Park and the art museums (Yale Art Gallery, New Britain Museum, Wadsworth Atheneum – America’s first art museum)?

    Reply

  122. G-Money
    February 8th, 2013 13:32

    I’m loving this shit! I was born in CT but now live somewhere else. This is making me miss all the badasses in the 3rd smallest state in the Union. How do we fit so much shit in one small ass MF’ing state? We HAVE TO BE BADASS!!

    We are also home of one of the most BADASS Motorcyclist/Snowmobilist in the world, Doug (Badass) Henry from Shelton and now living in Torrance. He is a Supercross Champion, X-Games Champion, and now an Adaptive Snowcross Silver Metalist!!

    He is so Badass that he broke his back and came back to win the Supercross Championship two years later on the first ever four stroke. He then won the X-Games Supermoto in 2005. Unfortunately he broke his back AGAIN in 2007 leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. Being the Super Badass he is, Doug made a dirt bike he can ride without the use of his legs and rides like a badass. He also made a badass snowmobile he can ride like a badass; winning a Silver metal this year (2013) in the Adaptive Snowcross. A truly remarkable guy. A TRUE BADASS!!!

    Jus’ Sayin’

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    • Hunter
      March 1st, 2013 1:50

      He’s actually from Torrington, CT and he’s my mo fucking neighbor. Bitches. Torrington, CT was also at one point the most booming city in Connecticut especially during the 1940s when we were the biggest supplier of ball bearings and airplane parts to fuck world war fuck two in the WORLD. Connecticut is BADASS

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  123. Shayna
    February 8th, 2013 11:59

    Should i even mention CT has the best pizza- Colony Pizza and Pepes Pizza.

    all other states do not compare.

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    • G-Money
      February 8th, 2013 13:36

      Pepe’s is Truly the best (badassest) pizza in the World!! When I was a kid, we would wait 2-3 hours just to get seated. Not sure if its still like that.

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      • sparkleamato
        February 19th, 2013 19:50

        Not any more since they built like 10 more around the state (might be exaggerating)

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    • Jay
      February 14th, 2013 13:32

      Sallies M’FKER

      Reply

  124. February 8th, 2013 7:37

    in answer to the woman who gracelessly performed a mass castigation for us all…approx. 500 posts above this one (yeah YOU JACKD), please do allow me to comment. oh darn. you’ve got no choice…have you? i hate to be the bearer of bad news my dear, but let me assure your pompous lil’ butt that i often read from the collected works of saki, DO enjoy charles ives, and AM AWARE THAT…
    –EUGENE O’NEIL (one of america’s formost playwrights of the 20th century)WAS BORN AND BROUGHT UP IN NEW LONDON CT..
    being a rather bookwormish sort, and obviously one who believes that i am the incarnation of e.e.cummings (given my sad lack of punctuation)… i was born and bred in CT. (thaaat’s right….bridgeport hospital, so step away bitch)…and would like to fork over for you…a hearty and heartfelt KISS MY ARSEHOLE. please note…i’m too cultured to say the all to common “asshole”….but hey….i’m thinkin’ you’ve got no sense of humour (not HUMOR) you dumb fuck, and i’d be willing to bet you pronounce the word nuclear as the SO VERY WRONG…NU..KU..LER, so there, you freakin’ CT. bashing monster.
    so sorry y’all…somehow left our good CT. lovefest for a moment. soooo…..first a nod to some ct. artists…not sure we’ve mentioned.
    ==DAVE BRUBECK and entire musical family …westport.
    –best bass player in the world and HIS entire musical family….DAVID HULL..our homegrown rockstar from stratford ct.- most recently played with aerosmith.
    – BURT KERNS…Consumate journalist, creator of the first tv. magazine…”a current affair” , author of the book “tabloid baby” now a fabulous internet news source, and co-owner of film production company….”frozen pictures”.
    —CT boy BILL SMITROVITCH… fabulous actor. the face you’ve seen a million times, but might not actually know his name. tons of films, and most well known role on tv…the father in “life goes on”.

    –FIRST WITCH HAZEL MANUFACTURER in the USA..and ONLY one until ohhh…just a few years ago…is DICKINSON’S WITCH HAZEL COMPANY IN ESSEX CT.
    –NEW HAVEN IS NOT ONLY THE BIRTHPLACE OF PIZZA AND HAMBURGERS…NO SIREE.
    the MOUNDS BAR WAS INVENTED IN NEW HAVEN AS WELL. i should know, because it was my
    uncle moses vartanian who invented this yummy concoction in his candy factory (i’ll check…but believe it was called “the yale candy company”). he later sold it to Peter Paul.
    –uncle moses also invented THE SUGAR CONE.
    –THE NUT MUSEUM. THE NUT MUSEUM, DAMMIT.
    – jesus in my bloomers…how can we forget? HOLY LAND !!!!
    – ATTN. bridgeport historians! none other than the bawdy and brilliant ….
    MAE WEST WROTE A SHOW BOUND FOR BROADWAY…TITLED “SEX”. 1929, i think. SHE THEN HELD THE “TRYOUT” PERFORMANCE in one of the two once-gorgeous deco styled theatres on main st. bridgeport. either the majestic, or the palace. ON THE EVENING OF HER GROUNDBREAKING TRYOUT SHOW….the woman who saved a film studio…mae west was ARRESTED, SUMMARILY HAULED DOWN TO THE BPT. HOOSGOW, AND THROWN IN JAIL.
    how ya like THEM apples? th-th-th-that’s all my pea brain can come up with now.
    love and smootches from your fellow fluckin’ proud connecticut-ite. xox nevard tellalian

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    • February 8th, 2013 7:44

      oops…almost forgot…FOUNDER OF THE YIDDISH THEATRE, AND RESIDENT OF EASTON CT. WITH HIS LOVELY WIFE PHOEBE SNOW…ONE OF THE GREATEST LEARS OF THE 20TH CENTURY…MORRIS CHARNOVSKY. DID I SPELL THAT RIGHT?

      oh gosh FORGIVE me. HELEN KELLER!!!! ALSO OF EASTON CT. ALONG WITH HER COMPANION ANNIE SULLIVAN. HOLEY SMOKES.

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    • Stephen Fidelius
      February 25th, 2013 19:45

      We also used to have a totally awesome entertainer and singer around here, but I understand she moved to Florida.

      Reply

  125. Lynn A.
    February 7th, 2013 21:40

    Don’t forget Triple H is from the Old Saybrook Area originally and the guy that invented Slap Wraps from CT. Bic Pens headquarters in CT. Two largest casinos for gaming space in the world are in CT and Mystic Pizza was filmed in Mystic and Everyone Wins was filmed in Norwich and so was that baseball movie….

    Also living in CT Kyra Sedwick (Kevin Bacon’s wife) Ricky Schroeder also lives in CT. Julie Roberts did a stint of living in CT.

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  126. phyllis
    February 7th, 2013 20:09

    Idaho had potatoes, Iowa has corn. Lets not forget Jackknife with Robert Deniro

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  127. steph
    February 7th, 2013 18:37

    Gene Pitney…singer, songwriter from 60′s and 70′s (very popular in Europe!) …wrote “Town Without Pity”…lots more was from Rockville CT

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  128. Pistol Pete
    February 7th, 2013 10:52

    Um awesome people also get buried here! JP Morgan for example, kind of a huge deal…

    Reply

  129. Yuh Boi
    February 7th, 2013 0:45

    fucking espn… are you kidding me? the world does not go round without espn

    Reply

    • Kelsey
      February 25th, 2013 14:20

      THANK YOU!!! How was ESPN forgotten?! Haha

      Reply

  130. Jonathan DelVecchio
    February 6th, 2013 23:16

    Super Bowl wining quarterback Steve Young is from Greenwich (S.F. 49′ers)

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  131. James Vaiciulis
    February 6th, 2013 20:14

    The Pope-Hartford automobile was probably built in some place called Hartford. And ( I’m not positive about this) but I believe it was Charles Nelson Reilly , a comedian, actually survived the great Hartford circus fire and then something like 15 or 20 years ago wrote a book about it. The turbine water wheel was invented right here in Stagnant Springs just off route 190. A turbine water wheel has the water go through the center where vanes being impacted by the water cause it to spin. Also one of this country’s first resorts was built near the smelly mineral springs that both the natives and a few Presidents visited to partake of the waters. One of the generals killed at the battle of Bunker Hill was from here also. We also have the Stafford Motor Speedway that a few drivers that raced here , like Geoff Bodine , and Jocko Moggiacomo moved up to race in Nascar events. Vjim

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  132. Adam
    February 6th, 2013 19:38

    You forgot one VERY important detail.
    The Thread Mills in Willimantic were the greatest supplier of military uniforms for the US armed forces from the Civil War through Vietnam.

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    • K
      February 6th, 2013 22:37

      Let’s not forget some Willimantic facts, it is Home of the original Boombox parade, and the biggest drug stop between Boston and New York (it all comes through here)

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  133. YOLO
    February 6th, 2013 15:32

    Guns are still made in CT! Mossberg bitches!!!!

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  134. Joe
    February 6th, 2013 15:09

    Hate to be that fag but the “world wide leader in sports entertainment today” WWE started here and is the longest running episodic television show to never ever take a week off ever thy just hit 20 years.
    Stanford CT btw

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    • drye
      February 7th, 2013 13:16

      No, no staMford.

      Reply

  135. Jordan
    February 6th, 2013 14:57

    Don’t forget mystic pizza was filmed and based on the town and Tom Brady recently bought a home in Groton long point

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    • beer run
      February 6th, 2013 17:06

      mike tyson lived in suffield ct andre the giant dont forget the civic center the dodge the casinos? there is a fucking river named after this state

      Reply

      • Matt M.
        February 7th, 2013 22:07

        largest casinos in the world, bitches…

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        • Lindsay
          February 13th, 2013 9:12

          Fuck yeah, I live in Groton basically between both :)

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  136. Kay Turtle
    February 6th, 2013 11:55

    Ruth Campbell Bigelow (Bigelow Tea) – Fairfield
    Mo Vaughn – Norwalk
    Calvin Murphy – Norwalk

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  137. Corey
    February 6th, 2013 9:15

    Lets not forget that Bill Romanowski is from Vernon…one of the best NFL defenders to ever play the game

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  138. KarenM
    February 6th, 2013 8:17

    The owner, founder, and very first SUBWAY sandwich shop were born Bridgeport, CT.
    There headquarters are in Milford, CT.
    YOU’RE WELCOME !

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  139. Titania
    February 6th, 2013 7:36

    How about Henry Kissinger (resides in Litchfield County)? And Joanne Woodward & the late Paul Newman? Or Danbury’s favorite son, the composer Charles Ives (whose music stinks, but still a native Yankee)?

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  140. SarahB
    February 6th, 2013 2:40

    Yup, Rochambeau marched through CT to help out Washington and the Continental Army defeat the Brits, bitches! There’s, like, a marker of where he marched and stayed at the White’s Tavern down the street from where I lived in Andover.

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  141. bambi
    February 6th, 2013 0:03

    MOHEGAN SUN!

    indians duh.

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  142. bambi
    February 6th, 2013 0:00

    old saybrook, the greatest fucking town to live in. fucking great people. i mean katherine hepburn is a classy bitch

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  143. daigo hatton
    February 5th, 2013 23:02

    John Edward Bagley, played basketball for Cleveland Cavaliers from 1983–1987, New Jersey Nets from 1988–1989, Boston Celtics from 1990–1993 and Atlanta Hawks in 1994.

    Walt Kelly (1930), cartoonist.

    Wes Matthews, attended Harding from 1974–77 and played basketball for numerous teams (Washington Bullets, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio, Los Angeles Lakers, Atlanta Eagles, Jacksonville Hooters, Memphis and the Atlanta Trojans)

    Carlina White, also known as Nejdra Nance, a child abductee who received national attention for solving her own kidnapping 23 years later.

    They all came from Warren Harding High School in Bridgeport, CT

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  144. Emily
    February 5th, 2013 22:10

    Litchfield (town not county) has the country’s first law school Tapping Reeve Law School!

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  145. brian
    February 5th, 2013 22:03

    Long Island is an island, not a peninsula…aparently morons come from CT too

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    • MATTYSNACKS
      February 6th, 2013 9:38

      In a 1985 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court treated the island as a peninsula for the purposes of a boundary decision.

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      • StuK
        February 7th, 2013 11:28

        So the U.S. Supreme Court treated the island as a peninsula.
        Just goes to show, U.S. Supreme Court, can make a mountain out of a molehill.
        To me an Island, is an Island, is an Island.
        My 2013 decision, is that the U.S. Supreme Court, for the purpose of description is “POO”.

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    • Nigga
      February 6th, 2013 23:25

      get rekt Brian!

      Reply

  146. Charlotte
    February 5th, 2013 19:46

    The Great Gatsby was set in Westport, and F. Scott Fitzgerald lived there! Also the guy that crashed Wall Street lived in Westport and was my aunt’s neighbor until he fled the country to evade arrest and live in France… He was kind of a dick. Also Harvey Weinstein lives in Westport! Annnddd that’s all I can think of right now but those are some pretty dang good ones.

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    • kmo
      May 1st, 2013 20:50

      Sorry brother, The Great Gatsby is most definitely set in Long Island–Great Neck, where Fitzgerald lived.

      Reply

  147. Caroline
    February 5th, 2013 17:45

    Topher Grace(that 70s show) is from Darien
    Stepford Wives was filmed in Darien
    Jerry Springer and Maury filmed in Stamford

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    • Mike
      February 5th, 2013 19:06

      Lets not forget we have the original Colt factory in Hartford Connecticut. Rodney dangerfield signed the walls of my lifeguard shack at southport beach because he lived down the street! we have the vought factory which was responsible for building the f4u corsair the first airplane ever to do 400mph in level flight. And the pratt and whitney plant responsible for building airplane engines and much much more. Lets not forget Ge corporate headquarters in fairfield, ct. and last thing i can think of is the first highway ever U.S.1 which then was built to go all the way to florida and maine.

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  148. j zee
    February 5th, 2013 15:41

    Planet fitness started in milford,ct
    and adam sandlers movie ( mr.deeds ) his pizza shop was filmed in new milford
    and so was jumanji

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    • Greg D
      February 5th, 2013 20:51

      Subway also has its headquarters in Milford

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    • mike
      February 6th, 2013 0:58

      Boom! I live in new Milford I remember that shit. Also Friday the 13th was partially filmed on lake waramaug in new preston, right next to new milly. In hindsight, we are pretty awesome lol and we gave birth to the Gatling gun. HOW ABOUT SO COOL WE DONT EVEN NEED A PROFESSIONAL TEAM OF OUR OWN. STEP, FOOLS

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    • Bill
      February 6th, 2013 11:25

      Jumanji was filmed in Keene NH

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  149. katie
    February 5th, 2013 13:59

    We have Blackie’s, Capitol Lunch, Super Duper Weenie, Ted’s Restaurant steamed cheeseburgers, Hank’s Dairy Bar, Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough, Glenwood Drive-In, Shady Glen ….. too much great food!! And some ‘still operating’ drive-in movie theaters!!

    Norwich State Hospital is/was pee your pants haunted, check out Ghost Hunters, Season 6, Episode 10. Maude the Indian ghost lives in Pachaug State Forest…..

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    • Matt M.
      February 7th, 2013 22:09

      Go Blackies! superfuckinawesomedogs…

      Reply

  150. Kate
    February 5th, 2013 9:18

    Walter Camp invented modern football here too, so there’s that.

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  151. TracyR
    February 5th, 2013 0:23

    Stanley and Iris starring Robert Deniro and Jane Fonda was filmed in Waterbury
    Peter Gallagher lives in Sharon
    Jill Clayburgh lived in Lakeville
    Waterbury and the Elton Hotel is the setting for Thurber’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    Rosalind Russell born in Waterbury and premiered one of her movies at the State Theatre
    Jimmy Piersall (baseball player) from Waterbury
    “Alf” from Middlebury
    Seth Thomas clocks from Thomaston
    John Brown, Civil War rebel was from Torrington
    John Trumbull, official portrait painter of George Washington from Watertown and is buried there
    Rochambeau marched through Waterbury during the Revolutionary War
    Dylan McDermott from Waterbury
    Holy Land USA in Waterbury where Stephen Colbert filmed a segment for the Jon Stewart show
    Head writer for Futurama from Waterbury
    Mia Farrow lived here
    Lake Quassapaug amusement park, because fuck you they have that cool train and another of the oldest running carousels in the country
    One of the states to ratify the Declaration of Independence
    The Carousel Museum in Bristol
    Uncasville, cuz this is home to the Mohegans (Mohicans)
    Gillette Castle, home to the author of the only play ever written with Sherlock Holmes as the main character (and another working mini train)
    Essex Steam train
    Waterbury was once the brass manufacturing center of the world
    and because it’s kinda badass-Waterbury holds the record for the most federally indicted mayors in the last half of the twentieth century (4)
    Peter Paul Cadbury because sometimes you feel like a nut…
    Sunbeam Bread

    and that’s all just off the top of my head!

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    • Mike
      February 5th, 2013 20:22

      how could you all overlook Chloe Sevigny .. grew up in Darien

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    • Paul
      May 2nd, 2013 18:07

      Totie Fields (comedienne)
      Linda Evans
      Sophie Tucker (badass Red Hot Mama before Mae West hit puberty)

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  152. ctboy
    February 5th, 2013 0:05

    F40 Motorsports. Google that shit.

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  153. Pete
    February 4th, 2013 16:22

    Hartford Whalers = BEST logo in Hockey…

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  154. Jessica
    February 4th, 2013 15:09

    1. The wiffle ball – shelton, CT
    2. Almond Joys? (Peter Paul)

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    • Leona Brassell
      February 4th, 2013 22:09

      Hey there, My son was born in Bridgeport Hospital 45 yrs ago. The woman whose husband owned the Wiffle Ball factory was there at the sametime. I think we had boys on the same day. My son was born 7/8/67.

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  155. Lisa
    February 4th, 2013 15:03

    Harrison Ford lives in Durham, with Calista Flockhart.

    Oldest continually run wooden roller coster at Lake Compounce in Bristol.

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    • Paul
      May 2nd, 2013 18:08

      I think Compounce is the oldest continually running amusement park, too.

      Reply

  156. Taylor
    February 4th, 2013 13:53

    You forgot to add Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) who’s a bad ass motherfucking chicken-frying meth dealer to people who live in CT
    And Stanley Tucci
    And how can you forget Rob Zombie!?

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  157. GREASENUGGET
    February 4th, 2013 13:39

    PACHAUG FOREST. 36,000 ACRES OF PURE AWESOMENESS. TROPHY HUNTING AND FISHING.

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  158. Gracie
    February 4th, 2013 13:19

    There’s good local hot sauce from Stamford.

    Reply

  159. Brian
    February 4th, 2013 13:05

    Don’t forget we make the blackhawk and the F-22 raptor. Sikorsky is sick

    Reply

  160. lea
    February 4th, 2013 12:36

    Dont forget the Warrens and their nephew who has a haunted artifact museum in Stratford.
    and dont forget Dudley Town the first colony cursed and now haunted.

    Reply

  161. Deb
    February 4th, 2013 11:46

    Not that I’m proud of this, but don’t forget Glen Beck lived worked here as a DJ in New Haven.

    Reply

    • Nick
      March 31st, 2013 13:02

      Why arent you proud of a patriotic American who loves this country and the Constitution?

      You lefties are a joke.

      Reply

  162. jay
    February 4th, 2013 11:23

    Cant forget Greatest comedian ever lives here Dennis Leary. Lots of athletes are from here ore live here- Chris Drury,Brian Leech, Doug Brown are some Stanley Cup winners just to name a few

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    • kim
      February 4th, 2013 17:11

      don’t forget most recently, the LA kings goalie Jonathan Quick who won MVP of the stanley cup finals is from Hamden

      Reply

  163. Alexis
    February 4th, 2013 10:16

    Don’t forget Jerry Springer and Maury and Steve Wilkos down in Stamford! FREE TICKETS

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  164. Chantal
    February 4th, 2013 8:31

    And the oldest continuously used custom house in the country is in new london! Built by america’s first architect (Robert mills, built the Washington monument), and also the original landing spot of the Amistad!

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  165. CT Yanker
    February 4th, 2013 8:23

    Before all you ignorami dis Bridgeport–witness these motherfucking truths
    -PT Barnum was mayor here- the world’s Greatest Showman
    -Birthplace of Robert Mitchum, Brian Dennehy, Kevin Nealon, John Ratzenberger, me, Ook and Snooky–the real one from Tin Can Alley
    -Has been mentioned here (but not the place) as home of the first flight (Gustave Whitehead); NC change your lying license plates.
    -Barnum Festival, best parade in New England.
    -home of John “The Orator” O’ Rourke. Whattid he do–only got the first hit in the National League–and later the oldest Major Leaguer to get a hit. Oh yeah–he was a lawyer with a Yale degree.
    -Yes, home of the Frisbee, Locomobile, Lake Torpedo Boat.
    -Just a few, dudes.

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  166. February 4th, 2013 7:24

    Don’t forget PEPPERIDGE FARM…they are in Norwalk… the people
    who make GOLDFISH and the best BREAD and COOKIES

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  167. February 4th, 2013 7:23

    Don’t forget PEPPERIDGE FARM…they are in Norwalk… the people with

    Reply

  168. David Terwilliger
    February 4th, 2013 5:40

    Almost all of the Terwilligers live there too!

    Reply

    • Nickmyself
      February 4th, 2013 12:51

      I knew a whole family of the Twigs here in Ct. Almost like our own Hillbillies,but nicer..loved to soup up old cars and took a very pro-active part in our town..Plowed out senior citizens driveways for free..Cut the grass in local cemeteries .

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  169. February 3rd, 2013 22:55

    Art Carney had a beach house in Westbrook/Clinton area I met him when I was 12 at a fireworks night!

    Julia Roberts filmed Mona Lisa Smiles at Yale and was riding in my ex-father-in-laws car!

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  170. chris cockerill
    February 3rd, 2013 22:17

    Keith Richards lives in Weston.

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  171. Lindsay Potter
    February 3rd, 2013 22:08

    Groton is the Submarine Capital of the World…we have subs all around the world at all times…what bitches

    Reply

  172. blainebob
    February 3rd, 2013 20:30

    Thomas Jefferson noted in his book he got lost in the Windsorville woods… Also Windsorville had a hotel that is on what was known as Boston post road that was the halfway mark between Boston and nyc in the.stage coach era

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  173. Priscilla
    February 3rd, 2013 19:26

    Second oldest high school, hartford public high school (1638, i think). Haunted isolated place: dudley town. The colt building…we use to manufacture guns here!

    Reply

    • Paul
      May 2nd, 2013 18:10

      We still make guns. Colt and Mossberg are still here.

      Reply

  174. KoolMom
    February 3rd, 2013 19:23

    We have the Garbage Museum!

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  175. jo jo
    February 3rd, 2013 18:10

    Forgot Katerine Hepburn, John Travolta, Nathan Hale to name a few. Also still considerd the capital of college basketball. More pro players than any other team in the past 20 years. The first reported case of Lyme Disease was in East Lyme. The only state in the world to ever have co-capitals, New Haven was a co-capital with Hartford at one time. Hartford was and still is (barely) the insurance capital of the world.

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    • mike
      February 6th, 2013 0:52

      She did mention Hepburn! But I got a zinger for yall .BIRTHPLACE OF THE ORIGINAL MOTHAFUCKIN GATLING GUN, HARTFORD CT HOES

      Reply

  176. Delaney
    February 3rd, 2013 18:04

    Forgot to mention that Gilmore Girls was set here and that some of it was even filmed in Canton. So yea, that is pretty fuckin awesome.

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  177. Vic
    February 3rd, 2013 17:24

    Wichester gone, Marlin gone, Ruger gone. A once great state that is no longer competitive. Lived here all my life and will not retire here. Our elected officials are now looking to trample the constitution in the constitution state!! Our state is broke and there is no end in sight. Our glory days are long gone but we have a nice history and a bleak future. It is a sad state of affairs. The writing is on the wall.

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  178. pete
    February 3rd, 2013 17:10

    Don’t forget we are the home of the UCONN huskies!!!

    Reply

    • Margaret
      February 7th, 2013 17:12

      UCONN Women’s basketball…..and cheers to the Bernice special at Shady Glenn.

      Reply

  179. shar
    February 3rd, 2013 16:48

    Don’t foget Yale Town & Lock Company in Stamford. We made all the locks in the U.S.A., and World!!

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  180. jeff
    February 3rd, 2013 16:38

    we have sikorsky who built the helicopter.

    Reply

  181. CT
    February 3rd, 2013 16:12

    Don’t forget about Jerry in Stamford!!!

    Reply

  182. Pamela
    February 3rd, 2013 15:48

    New Canaan would like to apologize for Ann fucking Coulter. but we have Harry Connick Jr, until recently David Letterman and Susan Sarandon to make up for it!

    Reply

  183. tambria moore
    February 3rd, 2013 15:44

    First grinder sandwich, New London, CT

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  184. Anna
    February 3rd, 2013 15:28

    This is brilliant,and this is HILARIOUS! I was having a totally fucking bad day… until I read this!! Thanks!! I’ll be sure to pass this on to more of my F’ing badass fellow Connecticut people!!

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  185. Adam
    February 3rd, 2013 14:44

    J.P, Morgan – from Hartford

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  186. Kevin
    February 3rd, 2013 14:16

    Fun fact: Connecticut grows some of the most sought-after tobacco in the world for wrapping cigars (that’s where a lot of the flavor comes from). Cuba wishes they could still get CT wrapping tobacco; countries like Honduras and the Dominican Republic import CT tobacco for their premium cigars.

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  187. William
    February 3rd, 2013 14:09

    What about Rodney Dangerfield and Dave Brubeck

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  188. steeve
    February 3rd, 2013 14:05

    OMISSION: We have so many cases of Lyme disease, that it’s named for our town!!

    W00-hoo!! Come ‘n get your Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto right here!! We RULE

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  189. Jerry
    February 3rd, 2013 14:03

    If you’re trying to say CT has a lot of ghosts by comparing it to Idaho’s corn crop, which has basically no corn, you did a wonderful job showing your knowledge of geography. On the other hand, Iowa has a lot of corn and would be a better analogy. CT still is the armpit of New England.

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    • Jon
      February 6th, 2013 16:43

      Armpit of New England? lol you probably think New York is part of New England.

      Reply

  190. Georgia guy
    February 3rd, 2013 13:51

    Kathern Hepburn in CT

    Pratt & Witney Aircraft the largest airplane engine manufacturer in the world. Supplier of most of the engines in WWiI.

    Sikorsky Helicopter was the first helicopter made in the US.

    Hartford the insurance capital of the world. 52 home offices are located there.

    Simsbury has the Hublein Tower, chart House famous haunted house.

    Bridgeport where the elephant was birdied by PT. Barnum at Seaside Park. Pleasure Beach one of the first amusement parks. Barnum Festival Parade.

    I had one of the first PTBarnum Circus events in Bridgeport’s west end. It was next door to my house in the early 1950′s.

    Miss CT for the first snow storm. After that forget it!!

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  191. Sue
    February 3rd, 2013 13:45

    How can we forget Dr. Henry Lee world famous forensic scientist who is based in Meriden at the labs at the State Police Academy.

    Reply

    • Kaleigh
      February 4th, 2013 0:43

      Henry led doesn’t work at the share lab and hasn’t for a while

      Reply

      • MATTYSNACKS
        February 6th, 2013 9:48

        DOESNT HE TEACH AT UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN

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  192. Pam
    February 3rd, 2013 13:32

    We was known as the Nutmeg state because we would make fake nutmegs that looked so real, all the stupid fuckin non CT peasants would fuckin’ buy them….Watch out for the Fucking Connecticut Yankee.

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  193. Tones
    February 3rd, 2013 13:14

    I 2nd Noah Webster! & Gene Wilder from the original Charlie & The Chocolate Factory lives here! (i think)

    Reply

    • drye
      February 7th, 2013 13:24

      Yeah Gene does, I played golf next to him at the driving range in stamford, almost hit him a couple times, but his shot looks good

      Reply

  194. deb
    February 3rd, 2013 12:55

    CT is the BEST place to live, with all kinds of people from everywhere….the state that is sort of a “small town” in and of itself. We ‘ve got it all, mountains(big hills, really), forests, beautiful scenery-farms,white steeples, some city like,museums, an enriched culture-anyway you slice the pie; Art,music, the stage, the CT River!, the SOUND & don’t forget the coastal areas- pristine marshes & estuaries, glacial moraine and dinosaur tracks, all kinds of the best foods from ALL ethnic groups, and close proximity to NYC and Boston,too,if you want to go there. UCONN is the standard-bearer of all our great colleges, but is still- the PREMIER University. But, our best resource- hands down is our incredibly Diverse POPULATION-which does not allow bigotry, religious intolerance, racism, hateful bullying, or closed minds…. Unlike other early colonies, CT was mostly settled by tradesmen, merchants, and people not afraid to take a chance at a new life—not only the religiously intolerant Puritans. We are LIBERAL thinkers,independent and progressive – and we value our freedoms without feeling a need to follow “the crowd” from Nathan Hale to Mark Twain. We’re all Yankee-freaking- doodle dandies and proud of it!

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    • Lindsay
      February 13th, 2013 9:30

      Fuck yeah! :)

      Reply

  195. Barbara Anzellotti
    February 3rd, 2013 12:49

    I don’t know if anyone mentioned Ian Hunter, originally from Mott the Hoople. He lives in Bridgewater. Awesome musician and composer.
    Also, Mystic Pizza was made here. There was another movie made at Fairfield Hills Hospital in Newtown, CT which is our local loony bin, now closed. Can’t remember the name of the movie though.

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    • Monica
      February 3rd, 2013 22:46

      Sleepers was the movie. Robert DeNiro was in it, and it was filmed here in Newtown at Fairfield Hills.

      Reply

  196. Sully
    February 3rd, 2013 12:41

    Mystic and Mystic Seaport, Home of the Charles W. Morgan, only surviving 18th century wooden hull Whaling Ship. Under restoration to Sail Again in the Summer of 2014.
    The Film “Mystic Pizza” filmed in Mystic with Julia Roberts and other great cast members.
    Mystic, Ct. 2nd largest tourist location in the State, Only to the casino’s (just up the road!).
    Van Morrison Song- “into the Mystic”!…..
    “the great little drinking village with a boat problem!’..

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  197. Sharon
    February 3rd, 2013 12:12

    Lmao I don’t think so CT suck…

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    • No you di'int
      February 4th, 2013 19:39

      We use punctuation in CT, sheboon.

      Reply

      • Lindsay
        February 13th, 2013 9:31

        lmao

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  198. andy
    February 3rd, 2013 11:50

    the inventor of silly putty didn’t just spend the summer in Madison. he invented it in north Branford. corsair fighter planes came from ct. Blackhawk helicopters still come from here. mounds bars are from here. the fonz. Harrison ford lived in Wallingford briefly. Mossberg shotguns. and sgt stubby was from new haven. be sure to look up sgt stubby. his remains are on display in the fuckin Smithsonian.

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  199. Didi
    February 3rd, 2013 11:44

    Six from blossom born in Stamford ct!

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  200. pua4d
    February 3rd, 2013 11:21

    Bridgeport (and by extension, CT) has WPKN radio and the annual Gathering of the Vibes. http://wpkn.org and http://gatheringofthevibes.com/.

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  201. Raggy
    February 3rd, 2013 11:18

    Lets not forgot SILLY fuckin PUTTY invented in Connecticut I think it was NorthBranford

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  202. gREG
    February 3rd, 2013 10:48

    BASKETBALL

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  203. Eric
    February 3rd, 2013 10:39

    Legos made in Enfield. Nuff said

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    • tim
      February 6th, 2013 15:51

      Legos not made in Enfield. Just packaged and shipped.

      Reply

  204. Jessica
    February 3rd, 2013 10:33

    Pretty sure Lego is in Enfield as well.

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  205. Krista C
    February 3rd, 2013 10:28

    Waterbury was the largest supplier of brass during. WW II…hence being called the brass city. We are also the home of the wiffle ball. We are so awesome , the ghost adventures. Crew has been here…in Bridgeport. Connecticut is
    referenced in assassins creed III several times. Were the home of the cotton gi

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  206. Krista C
    February 3rd, 2013 10:23

    Don’t forget about James Van Derbeck…he’s from Cheshire. I’m from Cheshire…the only reason id. Want him included lol

    Reply

  207. Jim
    February 3rd, 2013 10:13

    Norwich was the largest gun manufacturing city and supplier of guns during the Civil War. Groton built the first nuclear Sub the Nautilus and is the Submarine capital of the USA.

    Reply

    • Lindsay
      February 13th, 2013 9:33

      And don’t forget Fort Motherfucking Griswold and the Groton Monument

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  208. Mugsy
    February 3rd, 2013 9:32

    Don’t forget Bridgeport was home to many companies that helped the US Military destroy Hitler……..Real Talk

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  209. Sarah
    February 3rd, 2013 9:07

    yet, theres pretty much nothing going on.

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  210. Ray Bendici
    February 3rd, 2013 9:01

    Nice work Jaymee—this is awesome and totally fits in with something I wrote earlier this week for Connecticut Magazine’s website.

    connecticutmag.com/Unsteady-Habits/January-2013/Connecticut-Kicks-Butt

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  211. colleen
    February 3rd, 2013 8:40

    Do not forget the vampires in jewett city, or two of the largest casinos.

    Reply

  212. Brenna
    February 3rd, 2013 8:26

    You can’t forget the Subway headquarters in Ct!

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    • Janet
      February 3rd, 2013 13:19

      Thats right! The family who came up with Subway were born and raised in Fairfield. Headquarters in Milford, Bitches!!

      Reply

  213. Jesse McFarland
    February 3rd, 2013 8:25

    Ummmmm, we’ve got more fucking shit going on than just about anywhere (except maybe NYC, Boston and L.A.).

    And, BTW, FUCK Greenwich!

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  214. Ryan
    February 3rd, 2013 8:20

    We also were the gun manufacture capital of the world,Colt,Winchester,Marlin just to name a few Ruger had many many guns made here even tho not originally from here. Insurance capital too….Also tho we dont have many cows in CT. we do have some very good quality ones Some very famous world champion cows were also from CT. Along with some record breaking cattle sales where high selling cows were bought for over 1 million dollars!

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    • Bill
      April 28th, 2013 20:36

      For now…Gun manufacturers will be fleeing the state very shortly with the new bs laws.

      Reply

  215. Marion
    February 3rd, 2013 7:24

    This is fucking hilarious. Two suggested corrections/additions: Windham County does have a “city” called Willimantic–was at one time and may still be the heroin trafficking center of new england; despite being a great place to live, CT actually has the LARGEST education achievement gap in the nation (disparity between wealth and quality of education–basically if you’re poor the quality of education you get make it likely you will graduate high school unemployable functionally illiterate and unable to do basic math without a calculator.

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  216. jen c
    February 3rd, 2013 7:02

    Plus you forgot I’m from here!! Kind of a big deal.

    Reply

  217. Ryder
    February 3rd, 2013 6:46

    Where the fuck is Oldest amusement park in the country and fifth oldest one in the world?

    Reply

    • No you di'int
      February 4th, 2013 21:18

      It’s not tht big of a State, you can find it, Susan.

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  218. BorzoiBabe
    February 3rd, 2013 5:47

    And we have four, count them, four seasons, None of this summer all year round crap for us hard-core Connecticutians!

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    • michelle
      February 3rd, 2013 13:37

      Ahem… NUTMEGGER THAT’s THE CORRECT TERM. Connecticans is not a real way of saying you’re from CT

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  219. Betsy R
    February 3rd, 2013 4:08

    Subway was born in Bridgeport in 1965; you can duck pin bowl in CT – which is only a available in a few states; The USS Nautilus – the world’s first nuclear powered submarine was built in Groton in 1954; Connecticut and Rhode Island never ratified the 18th Amendment (Prohibition). The first automobile law was passed by the state of CT in 1901. The speed limit was set at 12 miles per hour; 36 years after setting the first speed limit, Connecticut decided to make cars register their cars and wear the nation’s very first permanent license plates; The first lollipop-making machine opened for business in New Haven in 1908.; In colonial New Haven cut pumpkins were used as guides for haircuts to ensure a round uniform style. Because of this fashion, these New Englanders were nicknamed “pumpkin-heads.”; The first expert in the treatment of Asiatic cholera was Dr. Henry Bronson in 1832. He was a professor at Yale Medical School.

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  220. jeff mackay
    February 3rd, 2013 2:19

    Don’t forget we also have the oldest continually operating (open for at least so many weekends a year) amusement park – Lake Compounce. Underwater cement was invented in CT too.

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  221. Rich Powell
    February 3rd, 2013 2:09

    Lived in Connecticut for most of my life. From Branford!!!! Don’t forget that Subway started in Connecticut in West Haven. Also Dr. Indy Jones taught at Yale which can be seen in all 4 movies.Who’s the Boss took place in Farifield that was an 80′s sitcom and Mystic Pizza was flimed in Mystic staring Julia Roberts.

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  222. Philip
    February 3rd, 2013 1:35

    I’d like to add that Albert Einstein lived in the town of Old Lyme(or was it Lyme) CT for a while (ive seen his house)

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  223. Martin
    February 3rd, 2013 1:18

    Home of WWF / WWE… Ramington ?

    Reply

    • Mel
      February 3rd, 2013 11:56

      Stamford

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  224. Michelle
    February 3rd, 2013 1:06

    Uhmmmm….Indiana Jones and The Crystal Skull was partially filmed in CT, the college library scene is YALE and trains scenes are in Essex

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  225. February 2nd, 2013 23:53

    The hamburger and cheeseburger were also invented in New Haven.

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  226. jackd
    February 2nd, 2013 23:49

    There is some attempt being made here to sound badass, but it just comes across as desperate. Like it was written by a 15 year old who was trying out swearing for the first time. The other grammatical and syntax errors sort of reinforce that idea. Here is an idea, if you’re going to immortalize something in graphical form, proofread it.

    Overall it was completely underwhelming.
    When you get the point where your short list includes people like Brooke Burke, you really aren’t aiming high.

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    • Steve
      February 3rd, 2013 12:26

      It’s supposed to be funny. Now get out of our state cause you are definitely NOT Fucking badass!!! Jakd? More like jacking off. Get a sense of humor asshole

      Reply

    • Julie
      February 3rd, 2013 12:51

      And you need to get that stick out of your anus (proper english).

      Reply

    • Adam
      February 3rd, 2013 14:33

      Lighten the fuck up, kid.

      Reply

    • Dan
      February 3rd, 2013 18:01

      Are you really so uptight that you have to criticize what is clearly humor? Dude, chill the F out.

      And before I forget, being an “Internet English Teacher” is so 90′s. Get over yourself.

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    • February 3rd, 2013 18:07

      actually no. this was done by a very smart and talented 18 year old girl attending college. there are these for basically every other state/country/person/thing in the world. you obviously havent been on tumblr to see that not only are these educational but actually really funny too. and yes, its supposed to have gramatical errors….you should look more of these up, you uncultured swine.
      good day to you, sir.

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    • kristen fitzgerald
      February 4th, 2013 11:18

      sounds like JackD is a jealous..Texan? lol

      Reply

  227. Nd
    February 2nd, 2013 22:53

    WWF wrestling home of

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  228. Nd
    February 2nd, 2013 22:52

    WWF wrestling

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  229. Nd
    February 2nd, 2013 22:51

    Herman Munster lived in Milford

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  230. Jill Gregory
    February 2nd, 2013 21:25

    Let’s scare Jessica to Death was filmed in CT too!!

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  231. crispyaod
    February 2nd, 2013 21:04

    For fucks sake, people from CT don’t do the stupid Masshole “Woo-stah” pronunciation. We make fun of the retahhhds from Mass for that. It’s Wooster Street, like it’s spelled “Wuh-ster”.

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    • Norwalk resident
      February 3rd, 2013 18:26

      +1 internets for you

      Norwalk resident

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  232. chris b
    February 2nd, 2013 20:39

    DON’T FORGET. ESPN IN BRISTOL .HOME OF ALL SPORTS …

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  233. spider
    February 2nd, 2013 19:58

    wouldnt live there if ya gave me the fuckin place ! too many ppl and too fucking cold

    Reply

    • dalmax
      February 3rd, 2013 8:21

      Hey Spider…..I’m from Fairfield but now live in Maine. You think Connecticut is cold? You don’t know cold!

      Reply

  234. Katie
    February 2nd, 2013 19:57

    ESPN, Paul Newman, Other movies made here: Stepford Wives, Mr. Deeds, Sleepers…

    Reply

  235. Katie
    February 2nd, 2013 19:56

    An addiiton to the Kardashian section- Bruice Jenner lived in Newtown. The Newtoen High School stadium was named the Bruce Jenner Stadium until recently.

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    • s.
      February 3rd, 2013 14:55

      No it wasn’t. In fact, when Newtown built a new stadium a few years ago, the school system wanted to name it after Bruce Jenner and he refused.

      Reply

  236. David
    February 2nd, 2013 19:22

    Your forgetting one of the best BETTY DAVIS!!!

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  237. Cheryl
    February 2nd, 2013 19:09

    Three letters: P C U

    Filmed in Middletown and based on Weslyan University, bitches!

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    • joe
      February 3rd, 2013 14:25

      Suny Purchase actually. The references to CT are crossing the NY state line into greenwich. Port Chester University, as in the city that borders purchase.

      Reply

      • geo
        February 3rd, 2013 20:53

        dweeb. Greenwich is in Connecticut.

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        • Sam
          February 6th, 2013 0:04

          He didn’t say it wasn’t, he said that SUNY Purchase was where the bulk of the movie was filmed…SUNY (State University of New York).

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  238. Maria
    February 2nd, 2013 18:51

    The matchstick was invented in Woodbridge, then sold to Diamond Match way back when too. That’s right we invented FIRE Bitches!!!
    Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russel live here and raised their family here…Kate Hudson & Oliver Hudson (& another non famous one, but hey 2 outa 3 aint bad)
    Tommy Hillfigger has a home here…yeah he made the clothes for the American Olympic Teams for 2012…
    On the famous haunted side we also have Ed (RIP) & Lorraine Warren (world renowned ghost hunters, authors & demonologists) & John Zaffis (also creator & star of SyFy’s Ghost Collector).
    Politician Ralph Nader was born here cause we love our great outdoors!
    Musical family The Carpenters is from New Haven
    Many of the members of Hatebreed are from here.
    Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray & TV Entertainment Host…from here!
    Moby wasn’t born here, but he lived in Darien
    Liz Phair born here (New Haven)
    We had Ethan Allen & Benedict Arnold (yeah this last one not so awesome) to name a couple Military Figures of history
    Good ole Andy Rooney from 60 Minutes lived here.
    Joan Rivers -comedian, actress & red carpet fashionista bitch slapper has a home here
    Charles Goodyear…inventor of, well the Tire…New Haven!
    Martha Stewart…for the home maker…lived here (mom still does)!
    Inventor Eli Whitney lived and invented here. You can thank him for your clothes! (Invented the Cotton Gin) & the Musket (lots of guns really as he made famous the manufacture of interchangeable parts)
    Steve Wynn…born in New Haven. Reinvented Vegas Baby!
    Author Candace Bushnell born here & gave us Sex and the City, all it’s spin offs & a few others.
    Suzanne Collins born here, author of The Hunger Games
    Wally Lamb famous Oprah Book Club Author
    Annie Leibovitz cause we love pretty pictures
    We had Writer Arthur Miller live here. He married Marilyn Fuckin Monroe who also lived here!
    We had Harriet Beecher Stowe! She was a Bad Ass Chick when it wasn’t safe to be a Bad Ass Chick! That defines Bad Ass!!!
    Dr. Spock…taught the world how to raise their kids!
    Noah Webster…Webster’s Dictionary…look it up!
    Hall of Fame Athlete Brian Leetch was raised here, the Greatest Ranger of All Time!
    The Father of American Football, Walter Camp born here!
    Olympian Bruce Jenner grew up here
    Mike Tyson lived here. Don’t make him bite your ear off.
    Linda Blair lived here, cause after being Exorsised where else are you gonna go!?!
    Ernest Borgnine, & Robert Mitchum born here. Bette Davis & her eyes lived here. Kate Bosworth, Amy Brenneman both born here. We go back to the future with Michael J. Fox & Christopher Lloyd & the 70′s with Topher Grace (both lived here).
    Katherine Heigl likes it here.
    Justin Long might not be that into you, but he’s from here.
    Dylam McDermott, from CT
    Actor/Comedian Kevin Nealon.
    Yes, Paul Newman.
    John Ratzenberger born, raised & still here. He shows you where in America something’s made, Cheers!
    Where there’s Jevin Bacon there’s Kyra Sedgwick!
    Special Agent (Actor) Michael Weatherly grew up here.
    AND CT beat the Wright Brothers in flight by 2 years! Gustave Whithead built & flew his airplane right here in beautiful Connecticut on August 14, 1901!!!
    Yeah, we’re Fuckin AWESOME!

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    • Kris
      February 3rd, 2013 0:04

      And Charles Dow as in The Dow Jones Index. From Sterling Connecticut. There is a plaque and everything.

      Reply

  239. Ashlee
    February 2nd, 2013 18:44

    Don’t forget about ESPN Headquarters Bitches! Bristol, CT

    Reply

  240. Jonathan
    February 2nd, 2013 18:32

    our state rules :D and we have some of the oldest towns and citys to

    Reply

  241. phill
    February 2nd, 2013 18:31

    Birthplace of the Frisbee 1871

    Reply

    • Otto
      February 3rd, 2013 9:24

      I think you mean 1971

      Reply

      • JohnnyB
        February 3rd, 2013 14:07

        I believe the frisbee came from the Frisbee pie Company. Students from Yale would eat the pies and then toss the tin pie plate back and forth and they called it a “Frisbee”.

        Reply

      • sarah
        February 3rd, 2013 18:25

        No, he means 1871.

        Reply

      • john
        February 9th, 2013 22:27

        Yes, in 1871 … but it was made of wood ;)

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  242. Erin
    February 2nd, 2013 17:51

    We also have the PEZ factory!

    Reply

  243. Kyle Burkhard
    February 2nd, 2013 17:45

    Dont forget Dave Campo NFL coach Is from Groton and Aaron Hernandez of the Patriots is from Bristol

    Reply

  244. Jordan Perry
    February 2nd, 2013 17:09

    We have Greenwhich #nuffsaid

    Reply

  245. Demonic1
    February 2nd, 2013 16:54

    There are many Independent Movie Companies in CT, one of them is using the whole town of Plainville for some type of Sci-Fi-Horror movie this summer.

    Reply

  246. Colin
    February 2nd, 2013 16:36

    You forgot about Colt, We’ll shoot ya mother fuckers!

    Reply

  247. Chris
    February 2nd, 2013 15:51

    Showtime’s “The Big C” is filmed at the Connecticut Film Center in Stamford, as is The People’s Court!

    Reply

  248. Scott
    February 2nd, 2013 15:37

    The inventor of silly putty had a weekend house in Madison.

    Reply

    • Bri
      February 2nd, 2013 19:47

      Bill Murray lives in Guilford. My boyfriend met him.

      Reply

  249. Who
    February 2nd, 2013 15:12

    Don’t forget about Wholand, the “Vacation Capital of the World” since 1972.
    http://www.wholand.com/index.html

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  250. Jay
    February 2nd, 2013 15:05

    You forgot to mention Paul motherfuckin Newman, bitches!!

    Reply

    • Rita
      February 2nd, 2013 20:47

      That’s what I kept thinking – plus Joanne Woodward!

      Reply

  251. Meg
    February 2nd, 2013 15:02

    Amazing!! LEGO is also located in CT (at least the NA Corperate Headquarters)

    Reply

  252. T-Bridgeport
    February 2nd, 2013 14:36

    Whadyamean – stay away from Bridgeport, it’s a marvelous town, just stay on the north side of the tracks!

    Reply

    • Andy
      February 2nd, 2013 18:30

      I agree. I don’t think the south side is really that bad. I spend a lot of time down there. There are much worse parts of Hartford and New Haven.

      Reply

      • efrim
        February 3rd, 2013 2:56

        Waterbury has to much homless people and hookers and shelters and drugs

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      • Jack
        February 3rd, 2013 7:47

        Yes but Hartford is the capitol and New Haven has Yale and pizza. They both have a good party scene. I’ve never had a single reason in my life for stopping by Bridgeport. “Hey guys, let’s go to Bridgeport” has never been said by anyone in the history of the state.

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  253. February 2nd, 2013 14:35

    Love this my home state holds great memories can not wait to bring my kiddos ….

    Reply

  254. Bill
    February 2nd, 2013 14:28

    DUDLEY TOWN IS HAUNTED AS FUCK!

    Reply

    • Cheyenne
      February 3rd, 2013 9:16

      I live right next to Dudley Town…it’s really not that haunted and not very exciting

      Reply

  255. February 2nd, 2013 13:58

    Here is something that our beloved Constitution State is the worst at: Undermining the Constitutional Rights of our Disabled and Senior Citizens:

    http://www.law.yale.edu/faculty/1766.htm

    To see the “improvements” in their ability to sidestep our protections, pay special attention to the “Streamlined Notification Procedures” for “Conservatorships” ~ i.e., situations where you can be deemed “incompetent” at an elected lawyer-judge’s discretion, so that his circle of cronies need to “manage” your assets ~ oops, they might just end up in their pockets rather than yours, or your family’s. And if you have a problem with that? You’re going to need OTHER money to fight back with, because they’ll use yours against you! Check out the Guardianship Gulag my mother is trapped in: http://facebook.com/dorothypartch

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  256. Andrew
    February 2nd, 2013 13:42

    Indeed the first hamburgers were made (and still made!) by Louis’ Lunch in New Haven….except they look nothing like the picture shown. They’ll kick your ass out if you ask for ketchup or mustard. For real. But they’re so good, you won’t need em’. Also for real.

    Reply

  257. Michael Cozzi
    February 2nd, 2013 13:21

    Home of ESPN!!!

    Reply

  258. Mandee
    February 2nd, 2013 13:16

    Great! Loved it!
    CT also has a great, and growing local music scene.
    Speaking of music, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer lived in CT during his childhood.

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    • MamaKath
      February 3rd, 2013 0:47

      Chris Rhodes currently of Mighty Mighty Bosstones and J.R. (Pete) Wasilewski currently of Less Than Jake, founding members of Spring Heeled Jack…from New Haven. Toad’s Place-legendary New Haven venue. Ovation guitars were born here. Nile Rodgers resides in Westport. Mary Travers lived in Litchfield for many years.

      Actors Brian Dennehy, Barbara Hershey. Also from the Cocoon cast-Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn. Don’t know if Dustin Hoffman was mentioned. Oh and Ed Sullivan’s estate is still standing in Middlebury.

      Speaking of writers Madeleine L’Engle-A Wrinkle In Time, Tomie dePaola-over 200 children’s books, Maurice Sendak-Where The Wild Things Are and Steven Kellogg-Pinkerton & a million other titles.

      Flight? Sikorsky helicopters. Firearms? Remington

      Thank you to whoever put Michael Buckley on here.

      Reply

  259. Kevin
    February 2nd, 2013 12:57

    P. T. Barnum didn’t only live here, he was the fucking Mayor of Bridgeport. Some chick invented the cigar here too.

    Reply

  260. Kyle
    February 2nd, 2013 12:41

    What about UCONN owning women’s basketball (and a decent men’s team!)

    Reply

    • Phil
      February 2nd, 2013 14:59

      And the Doors played at Danbury High School. Danbury also boasts a champion High School wrestling team for a long time running. Danbury was the Hat capital of the world making all the hats for over 150 yrs.

      Reply

  261. Caleb
    February 2nd, 2013 12:33

    And Jerry Springer and Maury are filmed here!

    Reply

  262. Erin
    February 2nd, 2013 12:31

    This is absolutely wonderful.

    But don’t forget that we also have the world headquarters of GE in Fairfield!

    Reply

  263. Jess
    February 2nd, 2013 12:23

    P.t. Barnum is from bethel, not Bridgeport. Bridgeport definitely doesnnotndeserve that kind of credit.

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    • phill
      February 2nd, 2013 18:29

      He was born in Bethel, but he eventually lived in Bridgeport and was instrumental in its development. He may not have been born there, but he was mayor there and that is where he chose to build the Barnum Museum. Also, let’s keep in mind that a lot changes between the mid-19th century and today, so while it may be considered CT’s wasteland now, the notion of it not “deserving” that kind of credit is a little unfounded.

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      • Jaime
        February 3rd, 2013 7:41

        I forget which park it is, but one of his elephants was buried in Bridgeport when it died also. Also no one mentioned the only thing about Bridgeport I did actually like while I lived there…Black Rock. Smack between Bridgeport and Fairfield. It has St. Mary’s by the Sea which is lovely! ^^

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    • Colt
      February 2nd, 2013 19:28

      Dumb slut

      Reply

      • eat dick
        February 4th, 2013 19:43

        go back to jamming your mom’s dildo up your ass in her basement

        Reply

  264. kirsta
    February 2nd, 2013 12:22

    and there was a silly putty factory in North Branford. Silly effin’ Putty!

    Reply

    • MamaKath
      February 3rd, 2013 0:51

      Oh…Wiffle Ball (and bats) Shelton

      Reply

  265. Matt
    February 2nd, 2013 11:57

    Pretty solid. One mistake that I noticed: Long Island is not a “peninsula” that blocks CT from hurricanes and the ocean. It is, unsurprisingly, an island.

    Reply

    • February 2nd, 2013 16:53

      You’re right! You have to go over a million bridges to get to New York City – forgot about that!

      Reply

    • Tim
      February 2nd, 2013 21:47

      Long Island is a peninsula not an island. It is connected to the rest of ny so technically it is not an island

      Reply

      • geo
        February 3rd, 2013 21:06

        Um. Use your google earth. Long Island is totally disconnected from the rest of the state by the Sound and the East River. It’s definitely an island, being surrounded an all sides by water.

        Reply

      • Frank
        February 3rd, 2013 23:16

        Are you high? A bridge doesn’t suddenly make an island not an island. Is Manhattan also not an island? How about Staten Island?

        Reply

  266. Richie Gauruder
    February 2nd, 2013 11:49

    Radar from M*A*S*H lives (lived?) in E. Hartland I believe -Check it out!

    Reply

    • Richie Gauruder
      February 2nd, 2013 12:05

      Also – Eriq LaSalle > born in Hartford.

      Reply

    • sparky
      February 3rd, 2013 8:50

      Radar is from Winsted, and still lives there.

      Reply

  267. Sarah
    February 2nd, 2013 11:39

    It would be more awesome if they didn’t use comic sans.

    Reply

  268. Mustachley
    February 2nd, 2013 10:51

    You forgot about the Wiffle Ball Factory in Shelton!

    Reply

  269. Mark
    February 2nd, 2013 8:32

    Great fucking job! A few more facts – wiffle ball invented and still made here, we make black hawk helicopters here, WWF is in stamford, our insect is the bad ass praying mantis, the greatest showman of all, p.t. barnum was from bpt, frisbie was invented in bpt

    Reply

    • JohnnyB
      February 3rd, 2013 14:10

      And Stanley tool factory was in New Britain.

      Reply

  270. Laura
    June 27th, 2013 17:46

    @John Drury was also on the winning team from Trumbull in Little League World Series of 1989.

    Reply

  271. Laura
    June 27th, 2013 17:47

    or NASDAQ.

    Reply

  272. Vicki W
    June 27th, 2013 18:55

    @Johnny g Sikorsky is in Stratford…

    Reply

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