A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Friday, July 29th

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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, we give you… TODAY’S PUZZLE:

You are blindfolded in a small flat-bottomed boat on either the River Cam or the Venice Canals. You can hear nothing but the sound of the oar in the water. Where are you?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (HIGHLIGHT TO SEE):

Search [anatomist Gironde]. The most famous is Paul Pierre Broca. Read his biography and find the deficit is called Broca’s aphasia, which is an inability to speak, write or express oneself.

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