A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Mar. 8

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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.

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:

In 1931, Toledo, Ohio gave a status to a European town that created a relationship never before seen in North America. What kind of relationship?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [Martian meteorites]. Read to find that three quarters of all Martian meteorites are classified as shergottites, named after the Shergotty meteorite that fell in Shergotty (now Sherghati), India in 1865. Search [weight of Shergotty meteorite] and find that the original Shergotty meteorite weighs 11 pounds.

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