10. Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon...
Did you know that Kevin Bacon was born and raised in Philadelphia? Well now you do and you can thank the city (and Mrs. Bacon) for bringing him into the world. For instance, without Philly we wouldn’t know how many movie connections separate Kevin Bacon from Shaq. For the record, it’s two degrees: Shaquille O'Neal was in Grown Ups 2 with John Joseph Lindsey, who was in Black Mass with Kevin Bacon.
11. ... And a whole bunch of other celebrities
The list of Philly-born stars include: Adam McKay, Bradley Cooper, Tina Fey, Bob Saget, Will Smith, Kevin Hart, Richard Gere, Seth Green, and Taylor Swift. That’s not even including the dozens of other famous artists, musicians, sports stars, writers, politicians, academics, and pudding spokesmen we feel really gross talking about.