Sep 19, 2012

Google Launches a "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" Search Tool

created at: 09/19/2012

The search giant is mixing it's quality algorithms and sense of humor by adding a "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" into their standard search bar.   Simply Google an actor's name + "bacon number." For most, you don't need anywhere near six degrees: most can be done in two, with an occassional three. I've racked my brain, and can't even get a four, even with older or international film stars. 

created at: 09/19/2012

Interestingly, there are a surprising number of connections that go through Chris Penn via Footloose. That guy was in freaking everything. RIP, buddy.

Give it a shot. Can you get higher than three?




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Ben on Sep 19, 2012:

Helen Keller gives you a 4!

Steph on Sep 19, 2012:

So I know of someone (M.J. DiBenedetti) who is a cousin of an ex.  She's been in some low budget films... I thought for sure she would have a high bacon number!  I was so wrong... Her bacon number is a whopping 1.  She played an uncredited role as "street walker" in the movie "In the cut" which Kevin Bacon was in also.  Who knew!?