In all the excitement I almost forgot. Or did I do this already? It is all a bit confusing with so much going on. Anyway, apologies if this is a slight repeat but Dani did his ‘show and tell’ research for a famous Australian. He went for Chris Hemsworth in the end. Hardly surprising as he doesn’t really know any Australians but he does know Hemsworth’s alter ego (i.e. most famous role) – Thor! One of the Avengers and a regular in movies in the Marvel Comics Universe (MCU). Anyone notice how I slipped that acronym in there? Down with the comic lingo and all that…
Two Degrees of Separation?
The most impressive thing about Dani speaking about Thor – sorry, I mean Hemsworth – is this: Dani’s Spanish grandmother knows Hemsworth’s father and mother in law. That’s right. Hemsworth is married to Elsa Pataky who is from Madrid. Her father was in college with Dani’s grandmother – admittedly some years ago now… The class still have the occasional reunion and there have been times when Elsa’s father has mentioned that they have moved back to Australia etc etc… Well next time they have a college reunion Dani’s grandmother can respond in kind. She can now say that her grandson is also living in Australia.
Degrees of Separation Explained
This is a case of ‘two degrees of separation’. Isn’t that what they call it? The main one being ‘Six degrees of separation’ whereby you should theoretically have a link to anyone on the planet within six people. The idea is that all living things and everything else in the world are six or fewer steps away from each other so that a chain of “a friend of a friend (of a friend etc…)” can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps.
So, for example; Dani knows his grandmother who knows Elsa Pataky’s father who knows Chris Hemsworth. Is that two or three degrees of separation? Ah who cares? Close enough. The point is, if you know Dani, then you are only three (or four?) degrees of separation from The Mighty Thor!
Even if you don’t know Dani but know me, then you still make to Thor (aka Hemsworth) within the six moves. Let us know if you have a ‘six degrees of separation’ tale to tell. Are you within the six of anyone more famous than Hemsworth?