A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Jan. 17

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…


Who was the first American president known to have sworn his oath of office on a book other than the Bible?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search Google for [Friedrichstraße and Zimmerstraße] to find that this street corner is in Berlin, Germany. Use Google Maps to locate Berlin, Germany, then drop into Street View and look around until you spot the sandbags in front of Checkpoint Charlie.

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