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 1590, the settlers of an English colony were found to have disappeared, leaving behind only a single word. The explorer who established this colony now has a state capital named after him. What is the state bird of this state?
YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (HIGHLIGHT TO SEE):
Search for [Richard Henderson colony] and find that he established Transylvania with land he purchased from the Cherokee. Search [Transylvania colony] to discover a map showing that the former Transylvania was primarily in what is now Kentucky.