A Google-a-Day Puzzle for August 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:

How would you say “postage stamp” in the native language of the woman who first appeared on one in the U.S.?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [17th-century mathematician probability] to learn that several mathemeticians worked on the topic, but Blaise Pascal and Pierre de Fermat laid the foundation for probability theory. Search [Pascal and Fermat calculus] to find that Fermat did more fundamental work in differential calculus.

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