Wednesday’s Wonderful World Of Wikipedia: Bacon Number

This week on Wednesdays Wonderful World of Wikipedia is Bacon Number. The Bacon number of an actor or actress is the number of degrees of separation they have from actor Kevin Bacon, as defined by the game known as Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. The computation of a Bacon number N for X is a “shortest path” algorithm. It involves computing the Bacon number for all film actors who X has acted with. Notably Bacon is not the most linkable actor. That honor goes to Rod Steiger. The average Steiger number in the acting community is 2.679. By contrast, the average Bacon number is 2.946.

2 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Wonderful World Of Wikipedia: Bacon Number”

  1. The other day I saw my husband shifting through Wiki, looking up random stuff. I inquired, and he said that he justs like looking up random stuff of Wiki, alright?

    My point is that I think you are my husband.

    It could be. I have no idea what you’re name is or what you look like. You could totally be him, all inblognito.

    Stop looking at me like that.

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