Every state is bad at something. We’ve explained this before. But when it comes to what every state is good at, well, they all have one thing in common: some seriously cool people have come from them. Like that popular rapper from North Dakota. Or the dude from Connecticut who does the voice of Peter Griffin. Also, Jesse Owens.
Which is why we thought it'd be fun to figure out who the coolest dude from (defined as born OR raised in) every state actually is. Not the richest or most popular, not the most successful, athletic, or best looking (although, admittedly, all of those qualities come into play), we're talking about the coolest cat. Period.
From athletes, astronauts, and activists, to musicians, writers, and movie stars, here are our 50.