A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Wednesday, June 1st

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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:

During his circumnavigation of the globe in 1519-1522, this expedition leader spent more money on this liquid than on weapons. What is it?


Search [November 2010 spacecraft comet] to learn that the spacecraft Deep Impact, as part of the EPOXI mission, did a flyby of the comet Hartley 2. Read further to find that Deep Impact had previously photographed the comet Tempel 1 on July 4, 2005.

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