A Google-a-Day Puzzle for July 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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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:

The part of your brain that controls the production of language is in a region named after a man. The same man also has a disease named after him. What is it?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [ligne button] to find that a “ligne” is a unit of measurement for the diameter of a button. Read to find that 1 ligne = 1/40 of an inch, and is based on the diameter of a candle wick. Use Google Calculator to multiply 20 x 1/40 and find that a 20-ligne button would have a width of ½ inch. Use Google to multiply 12 x .5 and find that a group of a dozen 20-ligne buttons would be 6 inches wide.

 

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