A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Dec. 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:
We 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 BY TAYLOR SWIFT:

An 18-foot (5.5-meter) brownish-black fish is swimming at you. It has an enormous mouth and large rubbery lips. Are you in danger?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search for [yellow northern California slug] and find that this is a banana slug. Search [banana slug] and learn, perhaps to your surprise, that all banana slugs are hermaphroditic, having both male and female reproductive organs. So the answer is: both!

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