A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Mar. 13

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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…


You can thank this president for doubling the size of the United States, and for making you more comfortable at work. What piece of office furniture did he invent?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [buried beside Calamity Jane] to get Wild Bill Hickok. Search [Wild Bill Hickok poker death] to find that the “dead man’s hand” — a pair of eights and aces — is named for the cards Hickok was holding when he was shot.

Homepage photo: Ed Brown/Wikimedia

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