You might be surprised at some of the things in and from NJ...as well as some of the people and events from our state!

I recently attended the NJ Fair at my kids' school...and was surprised that I thought I knew it all...but didn't!

So here's a list cracking the surface of what we can be proud of:

INDUSTRY:

M&Ms

Pork Roll

Nestle

Surf Taco

Delicious Orchards

Jersey Mike's

Vonage

Hess Oil

Johnson & Johnson

Campbell's Soup

Bristol Meyers Squibb

HISTORY

Lenape Indians

Bailey Reed House

Ellis Island

USS New Jersey

Hindenburg

TOURISM

Jenkinson's Aquarium

New Jersey State Aquarium

Six Flags Great Adventure

Liberty Science Center

Statue of Liberty

Atlantic City

Cape May Zoo

Popcorn Park Zoo

Miss America Pageant

High Point State Park

SPORTS

NJ Devils

NJ Nets (the history of)

Lakewood BlueClaws

Trenton Thunder

Trenton Titans

NJ/NY Red Bulls

REVOLUTION

Battle of Trenton

Washington Crossing

Battle of Monmouth

TRANSPORTATION/GOVERNMENT

NJ Transit

NJ State Police

FAMOUS PEOPLE

Thomas Edison

Governor Christie

George Washington

Christie Rampone

Judy Blume

Yogi Berra

Bruce Springsteen

Jack Nicholson

Phil Rizzuto

Danny Devito

Derek Jeter

ENVIRONMENT

The Jersey Devil

Allaire State Park

Barnegat Lighthouse

Sandy Hook Lighthouse (and there are really so many more lighthouses!)

Manasquan Reservoir

Pine Barrens

Marine Mammal Stranding Center

Franklin Mineral Museum

Cattus Island

Sea Girt Lighthouse

Island Beach State Park

and... Superstorm Sandy

Has this triggered your mind to add to the list? How about all of our famous colleges/universities?