A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Sunday, May 15th

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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…


If you started playing with a Rubik’s Cube® when most scientists estimate the Earth was formed, approximately how many changes per second would you need to make to finish all the permutations by today?


Search for [ island country near South America ]. There are only a few. Go to Google Maps and search for one of those islands that matches the shape of the one in the photo. Learn it’s Trinidad. Search [instruments invented in Trinidad]. Discover it was the steel drum, aka, steel pan.

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