A Google-a-Day Puzzle for May 4

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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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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…


What style of cloth weaving is named for the world’s oldest continuously inhabited city?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [Quinctilis Sextilis] to find that Quinctilis was the Roman calendar month re-named Julius (now July) in honor of Julius Caesar. And Sextilis was the month re-named Augustus (now August) for Emperor Augustus. Search [Julius Augustus relationship] to learn that in Julius Caesar’s will he posthumously adopted Augustus as his son.

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