Related link: http://thesaurus.plumbdesign.com/index.jsp
What can I say. It’s just stunningly cool. Run it. My favorite applet of all time, I think.
Right now, I’m trying to figure out: if every person is separated by at most 6 degrees from everyone else, and if every film start is separated by at most 6 “film degrees” from Kevin Bacon, is there a similar thing for words in a thesaurus?
For example: Can I reach any word in the dictionary in 12 or fewer steps from “egg” (I got from “egg” to “unimpaired” in only 5 steps. And from “egg” to “uncastrated” in only 6)?
What’s your candidate for the “Kevin Bacon” of the dictionary?