A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Nov. 11

Reading Time: 2 minutes

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.

.answer {color:#fff;}
.answer:hover {color:#333;}

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:

This mineral functions as a compass inside the brains of birds. What is its chemical name?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search for [“first known letter” North America] to find several articles about the letter that John Rut sent from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Henry VIII of England in 1527.

Get the Official GeekDad Books!