How To Play The ‘Six Degrees Of Separation’ …And The ‘Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon’ Game

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Did you know that you can create your own “six degrees of separation” between any two people? Or places, or things for that matter.

The most famous, of course, is the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” — where virtually any other individual on earth can be linked with this popular actor, by way of 5 other people or relationships. When you stop & think of just how many movies Kevin Bacon has been in — it’s quite amazing!

Six degrees of separation is the theory that anyone on earth can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than 5 intermediaries. Source

However, the funniest thing is the fact that someone has taken the time to caculate the percentages and “scores” for people who can be linked with Kevin Bacon (…and the fact that there are actually 1,048 OTHER people who are actually more popular and can be linked to more people than Kevin Bacon himself!) Who knew?


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Just For Fun…

  • As an example of how this game has evolved… here’s one called “The Six Degrees of Brad Paisley” — linking Country singer Brad Paisley with a ton of different celebrities.
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