John fleck has been having fun with degrees of separation. See Erdos, Lambert and Fleck and Eight Degrees of Separation (and the comments, where we discover that Steve McI has a “Mann number” of 4). Whats mine? I can do (C+Gregory) to (Gregory and Sexton) to (Parker and Sexton) to (Parker and Folland) to (Folland and M). So thats 4… there is probably a quicker way to get from Gregory for Mann, though.
Entertainingly, John sets the challenge of a chain connecting me with Lubos Motl. And if you’re wondering why you might want to do that, err, you haven’t been paying attention :-)
I’ll buy a beer (or a bier, since its in Wien) at EGU to the shortest chain… actually I’ll buy a bier for *any* commentor on this blog I meet at EGU.