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.
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…
When I succeed I’m a “sick” football move. If I’m in a box at a diner you can put coins in me. In some places, I’m an establishment for music. What’s the best word for me?
YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):
Search [area of Republic of Texas] and find it was 389,166 square miles. Search for [area of United States] Find 3,794,083 square miles. At the search box, enter [389,166 / 3,794,083] to use Google Calculator. Find that the ratio is approximately .10, or around 10 percent of the total area of the current U.S.