A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Wednesday, May 18th

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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…

TODAY’S PUZZLE:

The painter of Starry Night doused his mattress and pillow with what to help him sleep?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (HIGHLIGHT TO SEE):

Try searching for [country with unique flag] or [unique country flag shape]. Find many articles on unique flags. Read further to find that with two pennons on top of each other, Nepal is the only country in the world not to have a rectangular flag.

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