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:
In 1492 Columbus sailed west on his voyage to America with three ships. Eighty-seven years earlier, another voyage of exploration was done with 317 ships and more than 27,000 men. Who led that expedition?
YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (HIGHLIGHT TO SEE):
Search [daughter Menelaus Helen] and find her name was Hermione. Search [Hermione] to find (among other things) it’s a town in Greece with a spelling of “Ermioni.” If you search [Ermioni dye], you’ll quickly see that Ermioni is known for its production of a red/purple dye known as porphyra.