A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Feb. 10

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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:

What was the Allied code name for the evacuation of 338,000 troops from a French port during World War II?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [years Uranus orbit] and find that the Uranian year (1 orbit around the sun) is 84.3 Earth years long. On Google, use the calculator by entering [110 / 84.3] to find the number of orbits you would see in 110 years. That is, you would see Uranus orbit the sun 1.3 times.

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