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Six degrees of Wikipedia

Seen in wikipedians and cross-posted from teunc:

Six Degrees of Wikipedia

Here are some that I got, that took about half an hour:

Distance 3: The Rock to Melinda French
Distance 4: Bayesian networks to Iraq, Gilgamesh to Valen, Brainiac 5 to Strawberry Shortcake, Anakin Skywalker to Draconity, Benito Mussolini to Yaddle
Distance 5: Edward the Black Prince to John Atanasoff, Cowboy Bebop to Relational Databases, Austin Powers to Relational Databases
Distance 6: Mohammed to Care bears (a spelling cheat), Dr. Evil to Relational Databases (fair and square)
Distance 7: Dragan Mikerevic to Care bears (another spelling cheat)

Edit, 14:15 CST Mon 16 Jan 2005 - Belated happy birthdays to jadeleopard and trilobyte!

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Banazir

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borgseawolf
Jan. 16th, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
I like the difference in path between:
ABBA to Zork and
Abba to Zork

Also, the path from Euchre to Karpov is confusingly complicated, considering Euchre is a type of card game. I thought it would go through game relations, not branch off into World War II all of a sudden...
banazir
Jan. 16th, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC)
Look at Cowboy Bebop to Relational Databases
I expected either something about Ed being a hacker to "futuristic" to the year 1998 or even 2001 (you might have seen that it tends to link things via year entries, which are hubs). Instead it was because Cowboy Bebop is in IMDb, a database. Oddly enough, it didn't make a straight path to RDB, but veered off into a researcher page.

Some of them, such as Mohammed to Care Bears, are understandably weird.

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Banazir
poovanna
Jan. 16th, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
Really Cool!
Wow! Amazingly addictive. After about 5 mins of work I was able to get one with a distance of 7. Anyone go higher? I'm curious.
banazir
Jan. 16th, 2006 06:09 pm (UTC)
Six degrees of Kai-Fu Lee
In about 2-3 minutes, I was able to adapt your path to get 6 hops from U(N) to Kai-Fu Lee. That's surprising, given that everything tends to funnel through "Google" or "Earth -> Google" for him. ;-)

I figured that it would be 7 hops to Tien-Min Li (my mother's father), as I wrote the article, but a) it isn't in the cache yet; b) the reverse distance, at least, will be miniscule, as it links to Google, too.

David Salo is 4 hops from Kai-Fu Lee, thanks to the 20th century.

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Banazir
glowing_dragon
Jan. 16th, 2006 10:58 pm (UTC)
Interesting link!
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