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(Independent)   Turns out Kevin Bacon's wife is also Kevin Bacon's cousin. The entire state of Alabama asks why he didn't marry his sister   (independent.co.uk) divider line 57
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2013-03-02 07:00:44 AM  
Every person on the planet is related to every other person on the planet and we're all at least cousins or closer.

So this is not a revelation in any way.
 
2013-03-02 07:23:11 AM  
Cousins 9 times removed?

Jesus they might technically be cousins but they are not in practice.

Go back far enough and you find that pretty much everyone on earth is a "cousin"
 
2013-03-02 07:40:42 AM  
Old news is old.
 
2013-03-02 09:30:17 AM  
Did they meet at a family reunion?
 
2013-03-02 09:35:35 AM  

cman: Cousins 9 times removed?

Jesus they might technically be cousins but they are not in practice.

Go back far enough and you find that pretty much everyone on earth is a "cousin"


9th cousin once removed. There's a difference.
 
2013-03-02 09:37:24 AM  
How do you castrate a redneck?

Kick his sister in the jaw.

/Somehow relevant
 
2013-03-02 10:50:33 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: How do you castrate a redneck?

Kick his sister in the jaw.

/Somehow relevant


Yeah, violence is always the solution for you gotdammed hippies.
 
2013-03-02 11:04:26 AM  

SilentStrider: Old news is old.


Yup. I was thinking to myself 'people don't know this already?'

And I don't even watch any tabloid shows or even have cable to keep up with pop crap.
 
2013-03-02 11:05:49 AM  
When I think cousin, I don't think ninth cousin once removed.  Although, it is technically correct to call a ninth cousin once removed a cousin, and as we all, technically correct is the best kind of correct.
 
2013-03-02 11:12:24 AM  
This is Kevin Bacon, if she's more than 6 degrees away it's ok.
 
2013-03-02 11:16:04 AM  

AirForceVet: Did they meet at a family reunion?



   one of the perks of Southern heritage....You can pick up chicks at a family reunion.
 
2013-03-02 11:20:59 AM  

cman: Cousins 9 times removed?


No, ninth cousins once removed.

To determine the degree, you figure out how far back you go along both paths to find a common ancestor. If the paths are different lengths, take the shortest one (and see below). If the common ancestor is a grandfather, you're first cousins. Great-grandfather, you're second cousins. Ninth cousins mean you have to go back to someone's great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather before finding any common ancestors.

If the two paths are different lengths, that means you're not of the same generation, and this is where "removal" comes in. Just count up the difference in length, and that's the degree of removal. For example, the child of your second cousin is your second cousin once removed, but would be your child's third cousin.

Your uncle is your brother once removed. Not safe for lunch, but it'll help you keep the difference straight.

Jesus they might technically be cousins but they are not in practice.

Unless you're royalty, anyway. They tend to keep more meticulous track of these things, because it can affect claims to the throne. Nobody else really bothers, except possibly as a hobby.
 
2013-03-02 11:25:50 AM  
So did anyone google her bacon number?
 
2013-03-02 11:25:53 AM  
Since I can trace back to Edward I, then that means I'm a cousin to Kevin Bacon.  sweet.
 
2013-03-02 11:27:25 AM  
I smell another Visa commercial coming.
 
2013-03-02 11:28:29 AM  
She's not 47. 57, maybe.
 
2013-03-02 11:54:53 AM  
Ninth cousins once removed? So they have a common ancestor - what, two, three hundred years ago? Most couples are at least that closely related, for crying out loud!
 
2013-03-02 12:03:30 PM  
I thought bacon made everything good?
 
2013-03-02 12:13:46 PM  

I Ate Shergar: Ninth cousins once removed? So they have a common ancestor - what, two, three hundred years ago? Most couples are at least that closely related, for crying out loud!


Also before 200+ years of humans rapidly moving all over the Earth, I'd bet that it was rather common to be MUCH closer related to your wife and not know.  And we all survived.

Although this is kinda interesting, just because of the "six degrees of Kevin Bacon" thing.
 
2013-03-02 12:25:37 PM  
Why is this news? That program aired over a year ago. In another episode they discovered that Linda Chavez from Fox News (and GW Bush cabinet) is 20% Ashkenazi Jew through her Hispanic ancestors that settled the Southwest 400 years ago. Apparently a number of the Spanish soldiers that stayed were from families that had been forcibly converted to Catholicism but secretly continued to practice Judaism and did so in the New World.
 
2013-03-02 12:28:03 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-02 12:36:12 PM  

hasty ambush: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 365x387]


It's also legal in Canada
 
2013-03-02 12:52:11 PM  
I was thinking it was closer than that.  The Bacon's are a huge family.  (I know several of his 1st and 2nd cousins)
 
2013-03-02 01:23:19 PM  

Millennium: cman: Cousins 9 times removed?

No, ninth cousins once removed.

To determine the degree, you figure out how far back you go along both paths to find a common ancestor. If the paths are different lengths, take the shortest one (and see below). If the common ancestor is a grandfather, you're first cousins. Great-grandfather, you're second cousins. Ninth cousins mean you have to go back to someone's great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather before finding any common ancestors.

If the two paths are different lengths, that means you're not of the same generation, and this is where "removal" comes in. Just count up the difference in length, and that's the degree of removal. For example, the child of your second cousin is your second cousin once removed, but would be your child's third cousin.

Your uncle is your brother once removed. Not safe for lunch, but it'll help you keep the difference straight.

Jesus they might technically be cousins but they are not in practice.

Unless you're royalty, anyway. They tend to keep more meticulous track of these things, because it can affect claims to the throne. Nobody else really bothers, except possibly as a hobby.


Thanks for that, I never really understood what removed meant in regards to relatives.
 
2013-03-02 01:27:08 PM  
pics.livejournal.com
 
2013-03-02 01:28:20 PM  
Their relation is much, much closer than that: her Bacon Number is 1 (Murder in the First)!
 
2013-03-02 01:40:34 PM  

amishkarl: hasty ambush: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 365x387]

It's also legal in Canada


That is somewhere north of Oklahoma isn't it?
 
2013-03-02 01:48:51 PM  
I have a 3rd cousin that I'd like to bang.
 
2013-03-02 01:58:14 PM  
At my maternal grandfather's funeral, there was a hot blonde I kept checking out but immediately stopped when I was informed she was a cousin.

/To be fair, I hadn't met many people on that side of the family until the funeral.
 
2013-03-02 02:05:21 PM  
Huh, I never knew Kevin Bacon was from Shelbyville.
 
2013-03-02 02:10:43 PM  
Turns out Kevin Bacon's wife is also Kevin Bacon's cousin. The entire state of Alabama asks why he didn't marry his sistersmoking hot.

FTFS
 
2013-03-02 02:27:04 PM  
When my brother and his wife were engaged, I started researching my family tree.  One of the names sounded familiar (Last name of my SIL), but didn't think anything of it until I showed them one day. My brother made a joke about them being related, but my SIL thought it was a possibility because she recognized other names on the tree.  Turned out my brother is married to our sixth cousin. So my nephews and neice are also my sixth cousins once removed.
 
2013-03-02 02:54:29 PM  

hasty ambush:


This begs the question: if married first cousins move to Texas or the Dakotas, are they arrested?
 
2013-03-02 03:01:24 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: hasty ambush:

This begs the question: if married first cousins move to Texas or the Dakotas, are they arrested?


See note: 1 of the pic
 
2013-03-02 03:21:40 PM  
Eh, so what? I'm fifth cousins nine times removed with George Washington, and first cousins 16x removed with King Henry VII. Obviously, that makes me related to Henry VIII (2nd cousin 15x removed).

SithLord: Since I can trace back to Edward I, then that means I'm a cousin to Kevin Bacon.  sweet.


I'm not related to Longshanks, but I AM related to the English lord William Wallace defeated at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey. He is my 22nd great grandfather. Being descended from nobility and royalty really makes it easy to research my family tree. It has no other benefits.
 
2013-03-02 03:34:56 PM  
"The Kandinsky is painted on both sides."
 
2013-03-02 03:37:01 PM  

Craptastic: I have a 3rd cousin that I'd like to bang.


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-02 03:38:57 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: Eh, so what? I'm fifth cousins nine times removed with George Washington, and first cousins 16x removed with King Henry VII. Obviously, that makes me related to Henry VIII (2nd cousin 15x removed).

SithLord: Since I can trace back to Edward I, then that means I'm a cousin to Kevin Bacon.  sweet.

I'm not related to Longshanks, but I AM related to the English lord William Wallace defeated at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey. He is my 22nd great grandfather. Being descended from nobility and royalty really makes it easy to research my family tree. It has no other benefits.


It certainly does, but proving it is something else entirely.
 
2013-03-02 04:09:15 PM  
That headline is trying much too hard.
 
2013-03-02 04:24:48 PM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: This is Kevin Bacon, if she's more than 6 degrees away it's ok.


Came for this. Leaving satisfied.

/like everyone's mom
 
2013-03-02 04:53:10 PM  
How does an Ozark Mountains girl in Kentucky know her mother is on her period? Her brother's dick tastes funny.

A little girl walks into the bathroom and sees her father naked coming out of the shower. She looks at his dick and says: "When do I get one of those?" He replies: "As soon as your mother goes to work."

/saw George Carlin live three times.
 
2013-03-02 05:07:04 PM  

ScullyToo: When my brother and his wife were engaged, I started researching my family tree.  One of the names sounded familiar (Last name of my SIL), but didn't think anything of it until I showed them one day. My brother made a joke about them being related, but my SIL thought it was a possibility because she recognized other names on the tree.  Turned out my brother is married to our sixth cousin. So my nephews and neice are also my sixth cousins once removed.


Ms Gough and I are in the same boat, or rather, our 6th cousins were....

When we were starting our family, we were worried about that.  A family friend, who happens to be married to his first cousin, assured us that it's recursive intermarrying that causes the real problems.

/Only a few of our son's toes are conjoined.
 
2013-03-02 05:13:41 PM  
Mmm bacon
 
2013-03-02 05:29:52 PM  

TheDumbBlonde: Mike Chewbacca: Eh, so what? I'm fifth cousins nine times removed with George Washington, and first cousins 16x removed with King Henry VII. Obviously, that makes me related to Henry VIII (2nd cousin 15x removed).

SithLord: Since I can trace back to Edward I, then that means I'm a cousin to Kevin Bacon.  sweet.

I'm not related to Longshanks, but I AM related to the English lord William Wallace defeated at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey. He is my 22nd great grandfather. Being descended from nobility and royalty really makes it easy to research my family tree. It has no other benefits.

It certainly does, but proving it is something else entirely.


Absolutely. It helps that Whaley/Whalley is an unusual surname that ties to only one family. Don't worry, I don't think this makes me special.
 
2013-03-02 06:51:04 PM  
www.hawtcelebs.com

I'd baconate it!

Right-click and open in new window for embiggened goodness!
 
2013-03-02 06:52:40 PM  
That's nothing!  I'm my own Grandpa.
 
2013-03-02 07:29:26 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: That's nothing!  I'm my own Grandpa.


thegeekydream.files.wordpress.com

If you take into account everyone who is at least as related to her than her husband, the number doubtlessly reaches the hundreds of millions.
 
2013-03-02 07:44:55 PM  

ParagonComplex: How does an Ozark Mountains girl in Kentucky know her mother is on her period? Her brother's dick tastes funny.

A little girl walks into the bathroom and sees her father naked coming out of the shower. She looks at his dick and says: "When do I get one of those?" He replies: "As soon as your mother goes to work."

/saw George Carlin live three times.


In Arkansas, the definition of "virgin" is a girl who can outrun her brothers.
 
2013-03-03 09:28:07 AM  
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-03 10:33:35 AM  
To be fair, if Kevin Bacon were able to find anyone on the planet he had no other connection with, it would violate physics and we'd all cease to exist.

/Or "vanish in a puff of logic" if you wanna get all Adams about it.
//Kevin Bacon to Douglas Adams. Go.
 
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