A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Apr. 14

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…


An armadillo living in the Andes might have a musical future. What instrument might it be turned into?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

The search [what color ice can planes land on in Antarctic] yields little as the search is too specific. However, a search for [ice colors in Antarctica] will lead to an article on blue ice. Read on to find that blue ice is sometimes used for polar runways because the surface is very strong and hard. Conclusion: yes, you can aim for it.

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