By Brett A. Mejia ’13
Big Think offers its readers the latest and greatest ideas and innovations that may not make mainstream news.
The ideas presented in each article vary from being scientific to artistic. Ideas of new technologies and new foundations of education are posted on the website.
A couple of examples that Big Think has been able to share with the world include the future of fighting crimes and how 3D printing is having an increasingly larger role in manufacturing in the U.S. and being able to create realistic bones from CT scans.
Most of these topics are about events or creations that the majority of us would not even think about. Take for example, an article entitled “George Washington: Founding Father of American Art?”
This article explains that not only did George Washington become America’s first president; he also had a major influence on art in the newly established country.
Six Degrees of Bacon
Many may know who Kevin Bacon is (featured in many movies such as “Footloose,” “A Few Good Men” and “Apollo 13” in case you don’t know), but not everyone knows just how connected he is to other famous movie stars.
Presenting “Six Degrees of Bacon,” a hidden Google game that shows you Kevin Bacon’s relation to any actor who may or may not have co-starred with him in a movie or television show.
To begin, go to Google and type in any actor’s name followed by “Bacon number.” For example: “Jim Carrey’s Bacon number.”
The result of the example is two. Jim Carrey has not starred directly with Bacon, but a co-star from another movie has been in a movie with Bacon, making Carrey’s connection to Bacon at a degree of two.
The objective of this game is to see if there are any actors who have a Bacon number of six or more.
Ever wanted to know the true meaning of your favorite rap song?
Wait no more with the creation of Rap Genius.
The website provides detailed explanations of the world’s most popular songs.
Along with the public’s explanations of the songs, the artists and composers who perform and write the songs also provide their insight as to what they were thinking when they penned their music.
If you are ever confused or are curious about what a song may mean or what its trying to convey, just visit Rapgenius.com to find your answers.