Is Kevin Bacon for real?

Okay – just going for the fun title there.

I’m actually writing to recommend this really interesting article in Discover about a modern look at the famous claim.  Would you believe the claim was terribly unsound and its details very glossed over?  It’s one of those things that everybody knows and which, therefore, everybody should think twice about believing.  Nonetheless, when you think about all the disparate people you know, it just isn’t that surprising to imagine that disparate to the sixth power equals a connection…  it’s all the power of math!  🙂

And if you just love the amazing things that can be done with technology, just try out the link below.  To be honest, I’m not really sure how useful it is…  but I instinctively find it fascinating.


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