A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Feb. 21

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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:

I once paid off the U.S. national debt. How much was it when I began my term?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [New Zealand cave starry effect] to learn that the Waitomo Glowworm Cave is often described as having the appearance of a starry sky. Search [glowworm nitric oxide] to confirm that nitric oxide triggers the glowworms’ bright glow.

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