the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon?
I'm sure there are many variations of how it was played. But when I played it several years ago, we would try and connect Kevin Bacon to any random actor or actress with fewer than six people by the movie that they were in. I didn't play it that many times, but I don't think we ever found someone who wasn't connected to him by just a few people.
Kevin Bacon also has a charity called SixDegrees.org, based on the concept that we're all connected to any other person by six or fewer relationships, because it's a small world.
Why am I randomly writing about Kevin Bacon today? I was looking at a profile on LinkedIn and saw that people who looked at that particular profile also tended to look at Kevin Bacon's profile.
So of course, I clicked on his profile. I had to know. How many degrees of connection between me and Kevin? Three.
For those of you on LinkedIn, what's your number?
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