A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Apr. 25

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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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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:

What’s the total generating capacity (in megawatts) of the United States’ largest renewable-energy producer?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [smallest hummingbird] to find the bee hummingbird, which weighs 0.06 ounces. Search [bee hummingbird flap wings] to find that the little bird’s top flying wing rate is 80 times per second. Search [seconds in one hour] to find that there are 3,600 seconds in an hour. Compute [3600 * 80] to find that its wings flap around 288,000 times in one hour at top speed.

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