A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Jan. 24

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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:

If you were being served terrapin stew at a historic presidential inaugural ball, in what government building would you be?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search for [Edmund Fitzgerald] to discover that the ship sank in Lake Superior in 1975 carrying a load of iron ore pellets made of taconite. Search for [taconite] to find that this is a kind of sedimentary rock with more than 15% iron interlaced with quartz, chert or carbonate.

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