A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Monday, August 8th

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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:

What is the English name for the peninsula that is northwest of the former capital of the country that had its archbishop flee after a coup in the 1970s?


Search for [volume sphere formula] to learn it’s V = r^3 * pi * 4/3. Use Google Calculator to compute [50^3 * pi * 4/3] to find that the sphere is 523598.776 cubic centimeters (cc). Search [gold density] to find 19.3 grams/cc. Use Google Calculator to compute the weight by entering [523598.776 * 19.3 grams in kilograms]. Find that the sphere weighs 10,105.4564 kilograms.

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