A Google-a-Day Puzzle for August 10

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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:

You’re hiking past a Pacific Coast tree that transpires up to 500 gallons of water a day. It’s also resistant to fire due to what chemical in its bark?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [lung takes more air] to learn that your right lung takes in more air. Search [right and left lung difference] to find that the right lung has one more lobe. The left lung shares space in your chest with your heart, leaving a little less room for you to inhale.

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