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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Let me Google that for you. - Triple!


1. Reading one stanza a night, how long would it take to finish the first poem written using Spenserian stanzas?

I don't know. Google it.

One way to find the answer:

Go to Google and search [first poem to use Spenserian stanzas]. Find that Edmund Spenser first used it in his epic poem The Faerie Queene. Find also that every Spenserian stanza contains nine lines. Search [how many lines in The Faerie Queene] to find 36,000 lines. Use Google Calculator to divide [36,000/9]. Get ___ nights, or about ____ years.

2. The first president to be born as an American citizen learned English as a second language. What was his first?



I don't know. Google it.

One way to find the answer:

Go to Google and search [first president born American citizen] to get Martin Van Buren. Search [Van Buren’s first language] and learn it was ____, which he learned growing up in Kinderhook, New York.


3. A particular animal’s most distinctive feature makes it the fastest eater on land. It also makes it one of only two animals that can perform a certain feat underwater. What is that feat?



I don't know. Google it.

One way to find the answer:

Go to Google Images and search [fastest eater on land] to find images of the star-nosed mole. Search [star-nosed mole underwater] to learn that only this mole and the shrew have the ability to ____ underwater by blowing small bubbles, then sniffing them back into their noses to smell underwater scents.

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