Ever just get something in your head in the middle of the night when you can't sleep and go down a rabbit hole looking things up? This is one reason they say don't have your phone near your bed. But most of us do.

Sometimes when I have insomnia I watch insane YouTube videos of Dr. Pimple Popper or vehicle crash tests or parkour mishaps. Anything disturbing. Dumb when you're trying to get back to sleep, right?

Well one night recently I was up about 3 in the morning and for whatever reason started thinking about how many famous people hail from the Garden State. Then I wondered if I could think of one for every letter of the alphabet. Then when I tried, of course I had to look each one up on Wikipedia for deeper trivia. Talk about falling headfirst down a middle-of-the-night rabbit hole.

Here's what I came up with.

Famous NJ people from A to Z (almost)

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Jeff Deminski. Any opinions expressed are Jeff Deminski's own.

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