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.
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…
You’re stuck in a black hole. How many miles per second must you travel to break free from the gravitational well?
YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):
Search [Van Gogh paintings sold during lifetime] to find that Vincent Van Gogh is known to have sold only one of his paintings: The Red Vineyard, in 1888. Search [The Red Vineyard price 1888] to learn that he earned just 400 francs.