What’s Your Bacon Number? Google Reveals How Close You Are to Kevin Bacon
Google has already turned into a digital monolith that's dominating the internet with their many Google Maps, Google Doodles, Google Glasses and an artificial, cat-loving brain. But none of their competitors will be able to compete with what they've got in store for us now -- introducing the "Bacon number scale!"
Have you ever wondered how many degrees of separation lie between yourself and the infamous Kevin Bacon of 'Footloose' and 'Hollow Man' fame? Well, now finding out is as simple as Googling it. As part of the search engine's initiative to provide you with the best results by mixing in facts with your searches, Google now also provides you with the Bacon number of almost any person. All you have to do is type in "Bacon number [PERSON'S NAME]" into the Google search bar and out pops the score.
It's based off of the "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" trivia game, which spoofs the Six Degrees of Separation theory (everyone on the planet is connected to everyone through six people at most).
Need a celebrity to Bacon number converter? We've plugged in names of some of our favorite celebrities to find out how close they really are with Mr. Kevin Bacon:
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi = 3 (Snooki and Larry David appeared in 'The Three Stooges'; Larry David and Dianne Wiest appeared in 'Radio Days'; Dianne Wiest and Kevin Bacon appeared in 'Footloose')
Britney Spears = 2 (Britney Spears and Greg Grunberg appeared in 'Austin Powers: Goldmember'; Greg Grunberg and Kevin Bacon appeared in 'Hollow Man')
Elmo = 2 (Elmo and Oliver Platt appeared in 'Cinderelmo'; Oliver Platt and Kevin Bacon appeared in 'X-Men: First Class')
Barack Obama = 2 (Barack Obama and Tom Hanks appeared in 'The Road We've Traveled'; Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon appeared in 'Apollo 13')
Louis C.K. = 2 (Louis C.K. and Tom Aldredge appeared in 'Diminished Capacity'; Tom Aldredge and Kevin Bacon appeared in 'Taking Chance')
Zac Efron = 2 (Zac Efron and Blythe Danner appeared in 'The Lucky One'; Blythe Danner and Kevin Bacon appeared in 'Beyond All Boundaries')
Arnold Schwarzenegger = 2 (Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bill Paxton appeared in 'True Lies'; Bill Paxton and Kevin Bacon appeared in 'Apollo 13')
Ryan Gosling = 1 (Ryan Gosling and Kevin Bacon appeared in 'Crazy, Stupid, Love')
Sean Penn = 1 (Sean Penn and Kevin Bacon appeared in 'Mystic River')