A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Saturday, July 9th

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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:

Had an 1845 coin toss between two settlers gone differently, this West Coast city would be called Boston. Which settler won the toss and named this city what it is today?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (HIGHLIGHT TO SEE):

Search [daisy 89 petals series] to find it demonstrates the Fibonacci series. Search [Fibonacci series] and read to learn that you add the two preceding numbers to get the next number in the series. Read further to find the 11th number is 55.

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