A Google-a-Day Puzzle for May 1

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…


How much more do you pay to mail a first-class letter by U.S. Postal Service today than your great-grandfather would have on Nov. 3, 1917?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [shark gulps air] to find that the sand tiger shark needs to ingest air to remain neutrally buoyant. Search [sand tiger shark in utero cannibalization] to learn that embryos eat their siblings until only one survives in each uterus. Sand tiger sharks have two uteri, so a maximum of two pups can be born at a time.

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