As we’ve reported before, our good friends over at Google are starting up a daily puzzle challenge. Each day’s puzzle will task your googling skills a little more, leading you to Google mastery. And much to our enjoyment, they’ve decided to share the puzzles with us at GeekDad (hmm… Google a Day? GD? GeekDad?), so each morning at 12:01am ET you’ll see a new puzzle, and the previous day’s answer (in invisitext) posted here. SPOILER WARNING: As a test, we’re going to 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… TODAY’S PUZZLE:
This astronomer suspected the Copernican model of the universe was correct, but couldn’t prove it until his student, Benedetto Castelli, asked him to watch the phases of which planet?
YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (HIGHLIGHT TO SEE):
Search [oldest person sign Declaration of Independence] to find Benjamin Franklin. Search [Benjamin Franklin national emblem]. Find that he suggested the wild turkey as an alternative to the bald eagle.