Day 430 – Six degrees

Not the temperature last night in Cape Town (although it wasn’t far off).

No, this:

Six degrees of separation is the idea that all people on average are six, or fewer, social connections away from each other. As a result, a chain of “friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps.

And, building upon that, this:

Of course, you don’t have to use the example(s) above. You can try anything. I checked out Adolf Hitler to Donald Trump (further than you might think), and Sheffield United to László Bíró (every bit as far as you might think).

And while it’s working out just how many connections there are there between the two things you want to check out, it gives you slices of Wikipedia trivia to keep you entertained. e.g. “798,944 (12.8%) Wikipedia pages have a title that doesn’t contain a space”. Pub quiz-tastic stuff.

There’s no real point to this except to waste a bit of time, but then that’s pretty much the same as life, right?

Go play.