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Google search now plays 'Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon'

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Sept. 13, 2012 at 3:57 PM   |   Comments

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Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Search giant Google has added a "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" calculator to its already impressive list of innovations.

Based on the popular theory that Kevin Bacon (who boasts 74 acting credits on his IMDB page) is connected to every other film actor by six degrees or less, Google's latest easter egg will help you map out Bacon-nections in its search box.

Simply type in "bacon number" along with another actor or actresses name.

Here's a few we tried:







New York magazine tried playing the game with various political figures -- to mixed results.

For even more "Six Degrees" goodness, check out The Oracle of Bacon, a website that allows you to calculate the Bacon number and to adjust for film, TV, video game and specific genres.

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