Study Reveals The Web’s “Kevin Bacon” Number, Only To Illustrate How Kevin Bacon Is More Powerful Than The Internet

kevOh, what’s that? You didn’t notice that in the most current issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society that there was this whole article about how all web pages can be connected in 19 clicks or less? Well, they are calling this the web’s “Kevin Bacon” number: 19. Which should only go to illustrate the still-relevant and frankly stupefying power of Philly’s native son. For even though it may take 19 whole clicks to get from, say, the cotton gin to font metrics, you can still jump from Bacon to most movie stars in less than 5.

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