A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Jan. 1

Geek Culture

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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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…


You’re facing a Chimera, a Minotaur, and a centaur. Which of these mythological creatures looks least like you?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [Chinese emperor died 210 B.C.] to find Qin Shi Huang. Search [Qin Shi Huang army] to learn that he is famous for the Terracotta Army, with life-size clay models of soldiers constructed to protect him in the afterlife. With over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots and 150 cavalry horses, it’s a huge and unblinking army.

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