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…
TODAY’S PUZZLE BY KATIE RUSSELL, AGE 14, PALO ALTO, CA:
What is the demonym for the inhabitants of the largest city of the country with the tallest mountain in the Americas?
YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):
Search [element ruby gem] to find that chromium is the element added to create red rubies. Search [chromium beryl] to learn that when chromium is added to beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate (beryl), it makes the green gemstone known as an emerald.
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