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Google a Day

Do you like puzzles?

Do you like finding things out?

Do you like exploring the Internet?

You should try a Google a Day

"Welcome to the new daily puzzle from Google. There is no right way to solve it, but there's only one right answer.

A Google a Day is a daily search puzzle that can be solved using your creativity and clever search skills on Google. Traditional trivia games have a rule that you can't cheat—you can't look things up in books, you can't ask your friends and you certainly can't ask Google. But this game is different. Using Google to find the answer is not only allowed, its encouraged. 

 A new question is posted everyday on agoogleaday.com and printed weekdays above the New York Times crossword puzzle. Each day you can find not only puzzle’s answer, but also search tips and features used to solve the question. We work hard to bring you questions that are not only challenging, but that will also teach you search tips and tricks – helping you become a more savvy searcher." (link)

You can subscribe to the Google a Day puzzles in your RSS feed reader, or install a Chrome App in your web browser.  You could also just go to the Google A Day web page.

One question was:
You just used a flame test to identify the second least dense metal on Earth. What color did it give off?

If you get stuck, you can click for a hint, and even click to see the full answer.

How to find the answer: Search [second least dense metal] to find potassium. Search [potassium flame test color] to learn that potassium imparts a violet or lilac to purple-red color when exposed to a flame test.

Test your search skills!