New Online Trivia Game: A Google A Day

16 Apr

I just heard about this new search game, A Google A Day, that Google launched the other day.  This new page has been designed to give you a daily trivia question to complete using a customized Google search built specifically for the game.

The questions become harder as the week progresses, much like the crossword puzzles in many newspapers do, and just like those very crosswords, the results are posted the next day in the NY Times!  But you can also find the answer right under the daily question, by clicking on the “Show Answer” link.

This sounds fun, but one of the biggest spoilers in playing the trivia game would be to hear about the answer in tweets or blogposts that might come up as you were doing your searches; this has also been addressed with the new Deja Google search.

The search bar on the A Google A Day website seems the same as any normal Google search bar….. HOWEVER, it is indeed very different. With Deja Google search, they have created a search bar that will only show web history from before the game began, and block any social updates you might normally come across. This is all to ensure that you won’t run into any tweets or blog posts with the answers.  Very cool!

Here’s an example: the Question for April 16: In April 1896, I shot and killed a man. Eight months earlier, that man shot and killed a man who 17 years prior was famously reported to have killed 42 men. Who was the man I shot?

So all you trivia buffs and master searchers will no doubt want to give it a try….

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