A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Monday, August 15th

As we’ve reported before, our good friends over at Google are starting up a daily puzzle challenge. Each day’s puzzle will task your googling skills a little more, leading you to Google mastery. And much to our enjoyment, they’ve decided to share the puzzles with us at GeekDad (hmm… Google a Day? GD? GeekDad?), so each morning at 12:01am ET you’ll see a new puzzle, and the previous day’s answer (in invisitext) posted here. SPOILER WARNING: As a test, we’re going to 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:

Two superpowers fought a war that ended with a treaty in 1667. What spice motivated an exchange of islands, resulting in the renaming of what is now the most populous city in the United States?


Search [Michelangelo signed sculpture] to get Pieta. Read to learn that it’s in St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Search [Vatican City sovereign] to find that Vatican City is a city-state where the Pope is the sovereign. Search [addressing Pope] to discover he’s called “Your Holiness.”

Article source: http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2011/08/a-google-a-day-puzzle-for-monday-august-15th/

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