Every year, the world gets smaller and smaller for normal people, but Hollywood has always been the world’s most important small town. For example, there’s the infamous Kevin Bacon game. Everyone in Hollywood throughout time and space is connected to Kevin Bacon by six degrees or less, according to the urban legend. Now, Google is contributing to the madness by debuting a Bacon number search tool. You type in Bacon number and someone’s name (Johnny Depp, in this case) and boom, the connections are spelled out for you.
Pretty cool, right? Of course, it’s not entirely accurate, but like any Google search tool, it will only get better as people use it. People are reporting some Bacon numbers as high as 7 or 8, but the highest I’ve seen is 3 in my limited time searching the Baconweb. Of course, the smallest (and funniest) Bacon number belongs to, you guessed it, Kevin Bacon himself.
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