Friday, January 26, 2007

6 Degrees of Separation

Lets play a fun little game.

Recently a friend and I were sharing personal stories about the Middle East when we realized that we know a lot of famous and influential people through just one or two of our friends or family. It reminded me of the six degrees of separation theory, the theory that all people in the world know each other through at least 5 people (with yourself being one, 1+5=6).

I decided to write down a list of people I know within as little seperations as possible.

But first here are the rules.

1. Each person in the chain of people must know the following person in the link PERSONALLY. For example: If your Dad's, friends, accountant once gave Brad Pitt directions to McDonalds, it doesnt count. They must personally know each other!

2. You can't use a person on the list to connect to other famous people. For example: If your cousin is friends with Donald Rumsfeld you cant also say you know George Bush just because Donald Rumsfeld knows George Bush. Otherwise you could use the one famous person to say you know each and every single famous person on earth. Got it.

3. Degrees are counted as the link between you and one person followed by the next link and the third person. For Example: Me-1->Friend-2->The Queen of England = 2 Degrees.

Who do I know?


George Wassouf - 2 degrees

Amr Diab - 2 degrees

Mariam Fares - 2 degrees

Ragheb Alama - 2 degrees

Omar Sharif - 2 degrees

Muhammed Ali - 2 degrees

Arnold Schwarzenegger - 3 degrees

Michael Jordan - 3 degrees


Gamal Abdel Nasser - 2 degrees

Bashar al-Assad - 2 degrees

Rafik Hariri and the Hariri family - 2 degrees

Fouad Siniora - 2 degrees

The Saudi Royal family - 2 degrees

George Bush - 3 degrees

Saddam Hussein - 3 degrees


The first Palestinian suicide bomber (April 16th 1993) - 2 degrees

Hassan Nasrallah - 2 degrees

Osama bin Laden - 3 degrees

I know what you're thinking but trust me, even I cant believe this list!

Any blogger who wants to try it themselves go ahead, consider this my official Tag.


At 1:04 PM, Blogger Arima said...

thanks for the tag....i think it's going to take me sometime to work this one out though :)

At 6:27 PM, Blogger "The Evolutionary" said...

Neat! My Egyptian friend "A" (living in USA), is married to "M", who is cousin to the actor Hasan Yusuf. On a visit to see his cousin, Hassan and his wife Shams Al Baroudi visited me in USA. Does that count?


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