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:
The capital city that comes last alphabetically is bordered by a body of water that contains many islands: What is the name of the largest island?
YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (HIGHLIGHT TO SEE):
Search [nearest star to Sun] to get Proxima Centauri (Alpha Centauri C), which is approximately 4.24 light years away from Earth. Search [how many miles to a light year] to find that it’s 6 trillion miles. Multiply [6 * 4.24] in the Google search bar to get 25.44 trillion miles. Or, more quickly, you could just query [4.24 light years in miles] to get the same answer.