A Google-a-Day Puzzle for June 7

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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 material is your fork made of if it contains the same polysaccharides (C6H10O5)n as the corn that you’re eating?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search Google Patents for [1,909,537] to learn that the patent was issued for the first drive-in movie theater in 1933. Search [first drive-in movie cost] to find that the price was 25 cents per car, then 25 cents per person (with no group charged more than $1.00). Multiply .25*5 = $1.25. The family, however, would be charged only the $1.00 maximum.

 

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