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vrijdag, juni 08, 2012

A Google-a-Day Puzzle for June 8

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.

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:

What is the first building in Greece known to use draped, female-shaped columns like the ones pictured?

YESTERDAY?S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [(C6H10O5)n polysaccharides corn] to find cornstarch. Search [cornstarch fork] to learn that cornstarch is used to make bioplastic, a form of plastic derived from plants (primarily corn) instead of crude oil.

Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as a civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling book "Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects for Dads and Kids to Share."

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