A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Jan. 12

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…


Which would be bigger: the offspring of a female lion and a male tiger, or the offspring of a male lion and a female tiger?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search for [Texas Tarragon] and find that’s their name for the flower known as marigolds. If you search [marigolds in South American perfume], you’ll find that marigold oil is frequently used to make perfumes. Search for [marigolds washing dishes in Britain] and you’ll learn that’s the nickname for dish gloves in Britain. Conclusion: the answer is marigolds.

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