A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Sunday, Oct. 23

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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…


If you’re standing atop the highest peak in the highlands known as the “Roof of Africa,” how many more feet would you have to climb to ascend the highest peak in Africa?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [Globe Theatre 1613] and read to learn that a white flag indicated a comedy would be performed, a black flag meant tragedy and a red flag was used for history plays. Search [Henry VIII] to confirm that it is a history play, so the flag would have been red.

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