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Vanessa Carlton: A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Dec. 22

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Vanessa Carlton: A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Dec. 22

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…


An orchestra or band may consist of as few as 50 players and as many as 100 plus. What percussion instrument can reproduce much of the scale of the orchestra by striking a steel string with a felt tipped hammer?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [largest cruise ship] and find that the title is shared between the MS Allure of the Seas and the MS Oasis of the Seas. Both are 360 meters (1181 feet) long. Search [largest aircraft carrier] to find that the USS Enterprise is the largest aircraft carrier in the world at 342 meters (1122 feet). The cruise ships are longer (and have more pools).

Vanessa Carlton: A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Dec. 22Ken 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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