A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Dec. 19

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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:

You’ve bet a friend you could live longer without water than a cockroach could live without its head. Will you win the bet?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [18-foot fish brownish-black enormous mouth] and quickly find that this could only be the megamouth shark. Read further to find that it’s a filtering fish that eats plankton and jellyfish. So you are very lucky to spot this rare fish, but are you in danger? No.

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