100. SIX DEGREES OF KEVIN BACON INVENTED, 1994
Three frat boys at Albright College in Reading sat around one afternoon drinking keg beer and watching 1984’s Footloose. What began as idle, boozy speculation — that Philly-born Bacon had shared the screen with just about everyone in Hollywood —
eventually mushroomed into a Web phenomenon that would lead the trio onto the shows of Jon Stewart and
Howard Stern. Their obsessive national game of connect-the-dots linked Bacon — and Philly — to everyone in the world.