Our good friends at Google run a daily puzzle challenge and asked us to help get them out to the geeky masses. Each day’s puzzle will task your googling skills a little more, leading you to Google mastery. Each morning at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time you’ll see a new puzzle, and the previous day’s answer (in invisitext) posted here.
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 BY CRISS ANGEL:
All Hallows’ Eve is a night where spirits are said to rise and the dead wander. In 1926 this master magician could not escape his fate to roam with the dead. We know him by a very familiar name, but his birth surname was quite different. What was it?
YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):
Search [dime weight] to learn that it’s 2.268 grams. Search [quarter weight] to find 5.67 grams. Using Google Calculator, enter [2.268 * 3] to find the dimes weigh 6.804 grams. Add [5.67 + 6.804] to determine the answer: 12.474 grams.