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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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…
Due to an oversight in Congress, the state that joined the Union in 1803 didn’t officially become a state until what year?
YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):
Search [beef fillet baked in puff pastry] to find that this is Beef Wellington. The dish is said to be named after Arthur Wellesley, the British military hero and 1st Duke of Wellington. Search [Wellington article of clothing] to find that today’s Wellington boots, also known as rubber boots, are based on a military boot which the Duke designed.