• Fri, Sep 14 2012

Google Your Favorite Actor’s Name Plus ‘Bacon Number’ And Prepare To Lose The Rest Of Your Day

Kevin Bacon Number Google Ryan Gosling Channing Tatum Snooki Kim Kardashian Miley Cyrus Taylor Swift

We’ve found the perfect game to while away the remaining Friday hours til the weekend officially starts! (Because c’mon, it’s not like you’re working hard/in class today anyway.) Some beautiful souls at Google decided to finally create a “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” search game—so instead of hunting your memory/IMDb to figure out how Kevin Bacon is connected to everyone in Hollywood, you can find out the answer in just a few seconds.

It’s preposterously easy: All you have to do is Google “[actor's name] Bacon Number” and you’ll get a breakdown of how many degrees of separation exist between the two. Plus with easy links to the other actors and their projects! We input our favorite Crushable celebrities — and even a few reality stars — and made some interesting discoveries:

Channing Tatum = 2
Channing Tatum and Michael Fassbender were in Haywire
Michael Fassbender and Kevin Bacon were in X-Men: First Class

Taylor Swift = 2 (not surprisingly, the same path is true for Miley Cyrus)
Taylor Swift and Lucas Till were in Hannah Montana: The Movie
Lucas Till and Kevin Bacon were in X-Men: First Class

Kristen Stewart = 2
Kristen Stewart and Michael Sheen were in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1
Michael Sheen and Kevin Bacon were in Frost/Nixon

Emma Watson = 3
Emma Watson and Logan Lerman were in The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Logan Lerman and Kevin Bacon were in My One and Only

Sam Claflin = 2
Sam Clafin and Toby Jones were in Snow White and the Huntsman
Toby Jones and Kevin Bacon were in Frost/Nixon

Kim Kardashian = 2
Kim Kardashian and Denise Richards were in Deep in the Valley
Denise Richards and Kevin Bacon were in Wild Things

Emma Stone = 1
Emma Stone and Kevin Bacon were in Crazy, Stupid, Love

Chris Hemsworth = 2
Chris Hemsworth and Ray Stevenson were in Thor
Ray Stevenson and Kevin Bacon were in Jayne Mansfield’s Car

Mary-Kate Olsen = 2 (surprisingly, no match for Elizabeth Olsen)
Mary-Kate Olsen and Steve Guttenberg were in It Takes Two
Steve Guttenberg and Kevin Bacon were in Diner

Neil Patrick Harris = 1
NPH and Kevin Bacon were in Beyond All Boundaries

Cobie Smulders = 2
Cobie Smulders and Clark Gregg were in The Avengers
Clark Gregg and Kevin Bacon were in The Air I Breathe

Snooki = 3
Snooki and Larry David were in The Three Stooges
Larry David and Dianne Wiest were in Radio Days
Dianne Wiest and Kevin Bacon were in Footloose

The lesson learned? That mostly everyone is connected to Kevin Bacon by only two degrees. Not gonna lie, that’s a little disappointing. It could be that it’s simply a factor of time: The “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” game was first introduced in 1994, 18 years ago. Bacon already had a pretty strong career by then, but he’s also worked steadily in the nearly two decades since. And all of the young stars that he’s worked with — think the whole cast of X-Men: First Class – have gotten around Hollywood themselves. Still, it’s especially mind-boggling to see a Kardashian and Jersey Shore castmate so closely connected to him.

And before you try—no, Honey Boo Boo doesn’t match up with Kevin Bacon. It seems those two are forever destined to exist on separate wavelengths.

[via Skimm]

Photo: Warner Bros.

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