Six degrees of Paul Erdos
Academia's version of the "Kevin Bacon" game...the
[Paul]Erdos Number. Try to find a mathematics expert with a large Erdos number!.
A tip of my blogging fedora to Mr. Goldberg.
By the way for those of you who, like me, did everything, including using silent movie bit players and Bollywood actors, in a feeble attempt to hit a high Bacon score...there is the Associate Degrees of Kevin Bacon game, which can link anybody to Kevin Bacon using some mystical process... Yes, even you are linked to Kevin Bacon in some mysterious, amusing way. Try it!