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Lundi, 26 Décembre 2011 06:01

Tom Arnold: A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Dec. 26

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Tom Arnold: A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Dec. 26

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.

SPOILER WARNING:
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…

TODAY’S PUZZLE BY TOM ARNOLD:

What American pastime incorporates the use of a prolate spheroid with pointed ends?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [sideways planet] and find that Uranus is called “sideways” because of the extreme tilt of its axis of rotation. Search [largest moon Uranus] to find that it is named Titania. A quick search for [Titania name] shows that Titania is the Queen of the Fairies in William Shakespeare’s play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Tom Arnold: A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Dec. 26Ken 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."
Follow @fitzwillie and @wiredgeekdad on Twitter.

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