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A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Jan. 11

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A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Jan. 11

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…


In Texas they’re called tarragon, in South America they’re turned into perfume, and in England you put them on to wash dishes. What is the more common name for these flowers?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [White House] in Google Maps and find Scott Circle directly north on 16th Street. Search [Scott Circle] to find that it is named after Brevet Lt. General Winfield Scott. Search [Winfield Scott presidential election] to find that Scott lost the 1852 election to Franklin Pierce.

A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Jan. 11Ken 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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