A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Feb. 1

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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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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…


Europe’s largest parliament building displays an item that’s depicted on its country’s coat of arms. What is it?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [last U.S. president not Democrat or Republican] to find that it was the Whig candidate, Zachary Taylor, in the 1848 election. Search [Florida 1848 election] to find that Florida did support the Whig candidate. (You might think the last Whig was Taylor’s successor, Millard Fillmore, but he wasn’t elected, so Floridians couldn’t have voted directly for him.)

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