All right, admit it. You’ve wasted several hours looking up your favorite actor’s Google Bacon Number.
It looks like Google has found yet another way to keep us in front of our computers, with the introduction of an online tool known as the Bacon Number. The feature is based on the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, which challenges people to find the shortest connection between an actor - any actor - and Kevin Bacon.
To use the tool, all you do is type in an actor’s name and add the words Bacon number and Google will tell you the degree of separation between the two. A Google search on the new tool turned up an Entertainment Weekly story in which they challenge people to find the largest degree of separation.
It’s not an easy thing to do.
A talented actor, Bacon has had a long career and worked in a variety of films from the lighthearted “Footloose” to the serious courtroom thriller “A Few Good Men.”
So how do the famous people from our very own towns do? We’re providing you with a few names of famous folks who lived or live in our towns.
Try other names and let us know how you do. Good luck everyone.
Wil Wheaton, Arcadia
Darius McCrary, Walnut
Snoop Dogg, Diamond Bar
Alison Brie, South Pasadena
Soleil Moon Frye, Glendora
Dileep A. Rao, Claremont
Frank Zappa, Claremont
Jane Frances Kaczmarek, San Marino
Jacob Smith, Monrovia
Madelein Stowe, Eagle Rock