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Jeudi, 15 Décembre 2011 06:01

A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Dec. 15

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A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Dec. 15

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.

We 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…


This famous copper-clad statue in New York Harbor is an early example of what type of construction?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [Rhode Island size] and find that it is 1,214 square miles. Search [acres in a square mile] and find there are 640 acres in a square mile. Multiply 1214 by 640 with the query [1214 * 640] to find you’d have a 776,960-acre farm. Or, use Google to find the same thing by doing the query [1,214 square miles in acres].

A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Dec. 15Ken 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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