The Oracle of Bacon

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Link any actor/actress to any other through common movies. Also probably the best resource to figure out what a movie is when you see it and know two actors in it and can’t remember the name.

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0 Responses to The Oracle of Bacon

  1. Josh says:

    okay, that is just too amazing. i spent like ten minutes thinking of the most random people i could yet i always got to Bacon in 2! that is just some seriously crazy cool programming.

  2. Derek Lidbom says:

    It’s been around since 96 at least I think. Derek Maynard (my first college roommate) stumped it with an obscure japanese actor. But it is tough to stump…the power of exponents.

  3. Josh says:

    okay, so this thing uses the IMDB to get it’s answers. the trick is to come up with somone who isn’t in there…

  4. Derek Lidbom says:

    More power to you.
    Except:
    1. That would only trick the program, not the concept 😀
    2. IMDB is ridiculously thorough.

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