A Google-a-Day Puzzle for August 5

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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…


The first U.S. construction site that required workers to wear a particular safety item was the Hoover Dam. What was the safety item and which site was the second to require it?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [first woman U.S. postage stamp] to find that Queen Isabella of Spain appeared on a stamp in 1893. Use Google Translate to learn that “stamp” is “sello” (or “estampilla”) in Spanish.

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