Top 100 Philadelphia Moments: #100 to #76

100. “SIX DEGREES OF KEVIN BACON” INVENTED, 1994
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 1984s 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.

 
 

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