Users can type “bacon number” and a celebrity’s name and be given the degrees of separation between the chosen celebrity and Kevin Bacon. This Easter egg within Google is based on the six degrees of separation game, which says that one person is connected to any other person by no more than six people.
Fun examples of celebrity searches include Barack Obama, who has a Bacon number of two, Ryan Gosling, who has a Bacon number of one, and Simon Cowell, who has a Bacon number of three. Bacon himself has yet to comment on this new development of the game.
This new game is meant to demonstrate the power of Google’s search engine in a creative way. Other fun search options that Google has unveiled in the past include “tilt” and “do a barrel roll,” where the screen will actually perform the command when typed into the search bar.
What’s the largest degree of separation you have found between a celebrity and Kevin Bacon?
-Olivia Khiel/94.5 KOOL FM