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    Bloodsail Admiral Orodoth's Avatar
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    Google adds 6 Degrees to Kevin Bacon search function

    Was just perusing my favorite geek website, and saw an article about this.

    if you go to google and type in "bacon number [actor/actress], Google will show you the connection Kevin Bacon has to them in terms of films.

    For instance, if you google "bacon number Uma Thurman", you get the following:

    Uma Thurman's Bacon number is 2
    Uma Thurman and Rainn Wilson appeared in My Super Ex-Girlfriend.
    Rainn Wilson and Kevin Bacon appeared in Super.


    So far, Google has been able to link Kevin Bacon to pretty much every actor / actress I've put in, in only 2 moves.

    Is it useless? Absolutely. In its own way though, I think its kind of cool. The game "6 degrees to Kevin Bacon" has always puzzled me. Seems like no matter who it is, you can link them in the chain, back to Kevin Bacon. Dude gets around I suppose. If anyone else finds this neat, were you able to get anything higher than a 2?
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    I'm sorry but it's fucking AMAZING!

    Kevin Bacon may be the knot that keeps the world together.
    Last edited by Lord Gaga; 2012-09-14 at 09:03 PM.

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    Is it only movie actors? Just tried a soap actor and it didn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orodoth View Post
    If anyone else finds this neat, were you able to get anything higher than a 2?
    Justin Bieber was a 4. Tori Black was a 3.

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    I am Murloc! StayTuned's Avatar
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    Doesnt work for me... which language of Google do I have to use? I usually use Google.com with German text.

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    Highest I found was Gary Numan at 3, gave up after 15 minutes.

    ---------- Post added 2012-09-14 at 10:08 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Khargillian View Post
    Justin Bieber was a 4. Tori Black was a 3.
    Tori Black, I lol'd
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    I might be getting to old to understand technology... I really cant make it work

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    type bacon number "actor name" in google. hit enter. see result

    edit* bacon number charlie chaplain will get you a result of 2

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    For those having issues.

    This is what you type in.

    Bacon number ______ ________

    Do not add a number, you're typing in number as seen. Fill in the blanks with an actor/actresses name. Hit enter. And it should work... if not.... uhh.. I have nothing clever to say or any other suggestions.
    At times, the frequent redundancy and stupidity of this forum turns me into an argumentative ass.

    To most of you, I apologize in advance. I will attempt to be nicer.

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    I give up. Nothings works... To the people that got it working: where are you guys from?

    edit: ive got it working. Switching to English language did the trick for me.
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    United States here.
    At times, the frequent redundancy and stupidity of this forum turns me into an argumentative ass.

    To most of you, I apologize in advance. I will attempt to be nicer.

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    if you are unsure. here's an article

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...54e1_blog.html

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    Got a 4 for a few obscure Indian actors. I have to wonder who's listed under 5 and 6.

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    Hehe, glad to see a few of you are enjoying this.

    Kelly Clarkson yielded a 3 (finally got higher than 2!)


    lololol prabhu deva (a.k.a. Benny Lava) got a 3 as well
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    Freddie Mercury's Bacon number is 2
    Freddie Mercury and Phil Collins appeared in Queen: Bohemian Champions: Interviews.
    Phil Collins and Kevin Bacon appeared in Balto.
    John Travolta's Bacon number is 2
    John Travolta and Marisa Tomei appeared in Wild Hogs.
    Marisa Tomei and Kevin Bacon appeared in Crazy, Stupid, Love..
    Johnny Knoxville's Bacon number is 2
    Johnny Knoxville and Sarah Jessica Parker appeared in Life Without Dick.
    Sarah Jessica Parker and Kevin Bacon appeared in Footloose.
    Bruce Lee's Bacon number is 2
    Bruce Lee and Colleen Camp appeared in The Game of Death.
    Colleen Camp and Kevin Bacon appeared in Trapped.
    Amitabh Bachchan's Bacon number is 2
    Amitabh Bachchan and Tobey Maguire appeared in The Great Gatsby.
    Tobey Maguire and Kevin Bacon appeared in Beyond All Boundaries.
    okay, last try. Ill give up after that one. Lets take some actor from some really trashy movies.

    bacon number Terri Susan Smith
    bacon number Kevin Van Hentenryck
    Beverly Bonner

    Yessssssss there is no reference at all for the cast of Basket Case from 1982 !!!

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083624/fullcredits#cast


    edit: I am playing it wrong, am I?
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    This is great! William Rufus Shafter is supposedly the highest number you can get with 7.

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    I can't get anybody higher than 3.
    Did you like the above post? How about sending me a dollar? I'd have adverts here but apparently that'd break ToS.

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    i saw a post on reddit where someone had a seperation of 7! not sure who it was though.
    Too cool for a signature

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    O.o my entire life has been leading up to this moment. Brb, spending like 5 hours on google.

    ---------- Post added 2012-09-14 at 11:11 PM ----------

    edit: I'm starting to realize that Denise Richards has been in like every movie I've ever watched >.>
    4/5 actors I've put in have been 2 Bacons, connected by Denise Richards.

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