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…
The Carthaginian general who once catapulted venomous snakes at the Pergamese also misled the Romans with a stampeding herd of cattle. What did he tie to the animals’ horns?
YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):
Search [second smallest country by size] to get Monaco. Use Google Maps to learn that while Monaco is near Italy, only France shares the border with the country that is only 0.76 square miles in size, but still 6 times larger than Vatican City, the smallest country.