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 mathematician whose theorem calculates the length of the hypotenuse began a philosophy that gave special meaning to numbers. Which U.S. president also wrote a proof of this famous theorem?
YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (HIGHLIGHT TO SEE):
If you search [playing with a net really does improve the game], it will not yield successful results. Because this is a quote, the words should be searched using quotations, like this: [“playing with a net really does improve the game”]. That yields the answer: Paul Krugman. (Photo by Fred R. Conrad, The New York Times)