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[personal profile] evila_elf
Maybe I am slow to the party. But I just learned that I can type any actors name into Google, followed by the words Bacon Number, and it will tell me how many steps that actor is away from Kevin Bacon.

I just lost an hour of my life trying to find someone past 3 steps lol. I failed.

Date: 2016-09-06 09:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iibnf.livejournal.com
That's new to me. And an hour of my life I'll lose later this evening...

Date: 2016-09-06 09:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iibnf.livejournal.com
Goddammit, I'm choosing the most obscure actors I know, and they're all 1 or 2!

Date: 2016-09-06 10:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evila-elf.livejournal.com
Haha, I was trying to 'beat' it as well. I'm not sure if 6 applies to anyone any more!

It is annoying that if you try someone who has a biography made about them (i.e Charlie Chaplin), it most of the time takes the bio info.

Though a different Google Search got me this:
Charlie Chaplin was in Countess of Hong Kong with Marlon Brando who was in the Score with Robert De Niro who was in Sleepers with Kevin Bacon.

Date: 2016-09-06 02:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] topaz-eyes.livejournal.com
This is way too addictive! Apparently there's one actor (Harold P Warren; Manos: The Hands of Fate) who has a Bacon number of 4.

What's really fascinating is how many non-actors have Bacon numbers, like Anne Frank (3) and Helen Keller (4).

Date: 2016-09-06 05:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evila-elf.livejournal.com
I looked at some websites for people that had high Bacon numbers. They were older pages, and a lot of the numbers are no longer high.

Anne Frank is one of the ones where it links people to her biography, and not Anne herself.

I read that Google doesn't use IMDB to gather the results, so that is why things get a bit off.

Date: 2016-09-07 03:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daasgrrl.livejournal.com

And yes, I stumbled across an article where Bacon said that Black Mass ruined everything *g*. Googling BC gives him a Bacon number of 2, but it's actually 1 now...

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