I don't know about you, but it makes me want to read Appendix A.
Of course, as these things always go, I set out to learn more about one thing, and end up learning about something else entirely.
In this case, I got to learn about the Erdős-Bacon number.
Yes, that Bacon.
A person's Erdős–Bacon number is a concept which reflects the small world phenomenon in academia and entertainment. It is the sum of one's Erdős number—which measures the "collaborative distance" in authoring mathematical papers between that person and Hungarian mathematician Paul Erdős...(yes, that Paul Erdős)—and one's Bacon number—which represents the number of links, through roles in films, by which the individual is separated from American actor Kevin Bacon. The lower the number, the closer a person is to Erdős and Bacon.
For example, Carl Sagan has an Erdős-Bacon number of six. So does Danica McKellar.
Stephen Hawking has an Erdős-Bacon number of seven.
While Natalie Portman's number is six.Oh, and did I mention Danica McKellar's number is a six, too?
I may have.
By extrapolation, this means that two-thirds of all Erdős-Bacon number "six" holders are the hawtness.
Hey, with zero, anything is possible.