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Dimanche, 08 Janvier 2012 06:01

A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Jan. 8

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A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Jan. 8

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…


You step out of the world’s oldest subway system and see the sovereign’s official residence. What flag indicates that the occupant is at home?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [James Madison jokes Declaration of Independence] to rule him out. He wasn’t even on the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration (though he was later trusted to write the U.S. Constitution). Search [Benjamin Franklin jokes Declaration of Independence] to learn that Franklin is the one whom peers feared would write jokes.

A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Jan. 8Ken 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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