|"My Bacon Number is 0!"|
- If a person appeared in a film with Kevin Bacon, the person's Bacon Number is 1.
- If person appeared in a film with someone who was in a film with Kevin Bacon (and so has a Bacon Number of 1), the person's Bacon Number is 2.
- In general, if you appeared in the same film with someone whose Bacon Number is N, your Bacon Number is N+1.
- Kevin Bacon's own Bacon Number is 0.
To find a person's Bacon Number, just type his or her name in Google, followed by the words 'bacon number'. For example, Bhutanese actress Sonam Lhamo's Bacon Number is calculated to be 5. Here is the path found by Google that leads from Sonam Lhamo to Kevin Bacon:
|Kelly Dorji, BN 3|
Google's system, however, is not perfect. Searching for Tshewang Dendup's Bacon Number does not return a result, although he played alongside Sonam Lhamo. And Google was not able to compute Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk's Bacon Number, which is 2. Jamyang played the young Dalai Lama in "Seven Years in Tibet" alongside Brad Pitt, who played with Kevin Bacon in "Sleepers".