A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Mar. 23

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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…


What reptile order, which is still among us, lived alongside dinosaurs and swallows stones to stay underwater?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [U.S. state 1803] to find the 17th state, Ohio. Search [year Ohio became state] to learn that due to an oversight, the state received no formal declaration of admission. Congress didn’t vote on the resolution to admit Ohio to the Union until August 7, 1953.

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