A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Tuesday, October 11th

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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:

If you went for a drive on the northern border of the oldest of the “Seven Wonders of the Modern World” (heading west from the police academy), what street would you be on?


Enter [U.S. Patent No. 2,717,437] in Google’s Patent Search tool to learn that the invention was a fabric hook-and-loop fastener, sold under the Velcro® brand. The inventor is George de Mestral. Search [George de Mestral Velcro] and read to learn he found burrs stuck to his pants.

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