A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Nov. 26

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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…


Dutch speculators drove up the price of a bulbous perennial dramatically during the 17th century. Which variety of the flower was most expensive?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [Shani] to find that he is one of the nine primary celestial beings in Hindu astrology, and is the embodiment of the planet Saturn. Search [Cronus] to find that he is the Greek equivalent of the Roman deity of Saturn. Search [Prithvi] to find that she is the Hindu goddess of the Earth. Search [Greek goddess Earth] to find the name Gaia. So Shani is to Cronus as Prithvi is to Gaia.

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