A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Feb. 18

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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 it takes you 20 minutes to drive to a Renaissance festival, how long will that be in the medieval measurement of “the twinkling of an eye”?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [supernova energy enemy]. Scan through the results and notice the word “foe,” meaning enemy. If you then search [foe supernova] you will find that a foe is a unit used to denote the huge amount of energy produced by a supernova.

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