A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Dec. 8

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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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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…


Beer drinkers weren’t the only fans of U.S. patent 135,245. Thirteen years later, a chemist borrowed the same idea for what popular non-alcoholic beverage?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [tenth Malian Mansa] to find that he was Mansa Musa. Search [Mansa Musa price drop] to learn that gold dropped in price when he went on a huge shopping spree in Egypt, introducing so much gold into the economy that the price of gold fell in response.

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