A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Apr. 13

Geek Culture

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’re piloting a plane without skis over the Antarctic. Suddenly, you have engine trouble and see a patch of blue ice below. Should you aim for it?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [Japanese envelope white and black cords] to find that this is customarily a Japanese funeral envelope. Search for [what is in Japanese funeral envelopes] to learn that they customarily contain “condolence money.”

Homepage photo: U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Wikimedia

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