A Web game to test your linking skills.
April 18 1998 3:30 AM

Bringing home the bacon.

Bringing Home the Bacon, or Deep Six Degrees


Sadly, this is the last week for "Six Degrees of Francis Bacon." We've toured the Web near and far, explored its nether regions, and even learned a little on the way. But all good things must come to an end. As a parting challenge, we dare you to link from this page to the respective home pages of every English monarch since 927, in consecutive order.

Seth Stevenson Seth Stevenson

Seth Stevenson is a senior writer at Slate, where he’s been a contributor since 1997. He is the author of Grounded: A Down to Earth Journey Around the World.

Happy surfing!

Solution to Puzzle No. 8: "From Frikik to Free Kick"

Last week we challenged you to link from the Off-Color Turkish Page (which features a mildly ribald definition of the term "frikik") to FIFA's official definition of a soccer free kick in 15 steps or less. Congratulations go to this week's winners: Carol Clapp, Gillian Lord (Six Degrees' first Tasmanian winner), Scott Ruthfield, Cathy Smith, Michael Travers, and Derek Willis. They all did it in 11 links. Here's Willis' solution:


From the starting page, click the Home icon at the bottom left-hand corner of the page or Home at the top left. This will take you ...

here, where you should click Links to Other Sites of Interest (the last of the links), and from

there, choose the Tunç in Ankara link (at the bottom, under "Friends ..."). This will take you ...

here. Then, click Galatasary (under "HOBBY ROOM Sports that I am interested"). This will take you ...


here, where you should click Current Season, to go ...

here. Click More Links (on the right-hand side under "Miscellaneous"), and from

there, choose Washington Post (under "News Agency"). This will take you ...

here, where you should click the FIFA Online link, which you'll find on the left (under "THE BASICS").


From FIFA Online, click Publications and Directories (on the bar below the opening graphic), and from ...

there, click Laws of the Game and Decisions of the International Football Associations Board. That will take you

here, where you should choose the Law 13 Free-Kick link from the menu on the left, and you're there.


--Seth Stevenson