What is Connecticut famous for?

Connecticut is known for:

Yale, Wesleyan, Trinity

College prep schools: Choate Rosemary, Groton School, Kingswood Oxford, Miss Porters, Cheshire Academy

3rd smallest state, only bigger than Rhode Island and Delaware in area.

Connecticut Sun WNBA team

Origin of Supreme Court case Griswold v Connecticut

Home to ESPN, Stanley tools, Electric Boat, and Pratt & Whitney

UConn Huskies basketball champs

2nd state to legalize same-sex marriage

Insurance capitol of the World

Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos

Bold-faced names:

Birthplace of George HW Bush

Home of Martha Stewart, Paul Newman, Richard Belzer, Kevin Bacon, Glenn Close, Bette Davis, Seth MacFarlane, Christopher Walken, PT Barnum, Samuel Colt, JP MOrgan, Eli Whitney, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Anne Coulter, Joan Rivers, Benedict Arnold, Nathan Hale, 50 Cent, Marian Anderson, Meatloaf, Mark McGrath, Amy Saliers

Settings for:

Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, by Mark Twain

Anywhere Else but Here, by Bruce Clements

Ice Storm (movie)

Mystic Pizza (movie)

Gilmore Girls (tv show)

Judging Amy (tv show)


William Kennedy Smith trial, impeachment of Governor John G Rowland, the Cheshire home invasion/Petit family murders


The Connecticut River, Long Island Sound, and The Last Green Valley (Swathe of green visible from space, uniquely unlit), Block Island

and, supposedly, Election Cake.