A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Nov. 18

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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.

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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:

The first vending machines in the United States dispensed a product that’s currently banned in Singapore. What is it?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [Hex triplet #0000FF] to find that it’s the code for the color blue, while searching [Hex triplet #FF0000] shows that it’s the code for red. Search [Chromotherapy] and read to find that chromotherapists believe the color red makes blood flow faster, while the color blue slows it down. So your friend would treat you with hex triplet #0000FF…and one hopes, a bandage.

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