A Google-a-Day Puzzle for August 21

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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 many years did the author who wrote “The truth is rarely pure and never simple” live under an assumed name in France?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [palace 1514 doors] to find that this is Buckingham Palace. A further search for [Buckingham Palace rooms] shows that the palace has 775 rooms in all.

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