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A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Nov. 16

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A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Nov. 16

Our good friends at Google run a daily puzzle challenge and asked us to help get them out to the geeky masses. Each day’s puzzle will task your googling skills a little more, leading you to Google mastery. Each morning at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time you’ll see a new puzzle, and the previous day’s answer (in invisitext) posted here.

As a test, we’re going to leave the comments on so people can work together to find the answer. As such, if you want to figure it out all by yourself, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS!

Also, with the knowledge that because others may publish their answers before you do, if you want to be able to search for information without accidentally seeing the answer somewhere, you can use the Google-a-Day site’s search tool, which will automatically filter out published answers, to give you a spoiler-free experience.

And now, without further ado, we give you…


You’ll need diving gear to visit most of the Earth’s longest mountain range. Where does it extend above the ocean to form its largest island?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [Nathaniel Hawthorne audible stillness] and read to learn he was describing the song of crickets. To confirm that a cricket’s chirp is the clue, search [cricket temperature] to get Dolbear’s Law, which states a relationship between air temperature and the snowy tree cricket’s chirp rate. Search [cricket chirp] and read to find that only males chirp.

A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Nov. 16Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as a civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling book "Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects for Dads and Kids to Share."
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