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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Let me Google that for you.


1. Henry David Thoreau wrote about the Walden Pond wilderness. How many miles was it from the house where he was born? (Measure from his birthplace to the current Walden Pond Visitors Center.)


I don't know. Google it.

One way to find the answer:

Go to Google and search [Walden Pond Visitors Center] to find that it’s on Walden Street in the city of Concord, Massachusetts. Search for [Thoreau birthplace] and find that it’s also in Concord, on Virginia Street. Use the “Get Directions” tool on Google Maps to learn that the distance between the two places is about ___ _______.

2. If you started playing with a Rubik’s Cube® when most scientists estimate the Earth was formed, approximately how many changes per second would you need to make to finish all the permutations by today?


I don't know. Google it.

One way to find the answer:

Go to Google and search [Rubik’s Cube permutations] to learn there are 43.25 quintillion permutations. Searching [age Earth] reveals an approximate age of 4.54 billion years. Using Google Calculator to divide permutations by the age of Earth by seconds in a year yields ___ _______ ___ ______.


3. What is the Latin name of the carnivore with the largest teeth that was found trapped in the area once known as Los Volcanes de Brea?

I don't know. Google it.

Go to Google and search [Los Volcanes de Brea] to find that it was the original name of the La Brea Tar Pits. Then search [La Brea Tar Pit carnivores] to find that scimitar cats, jaguars, American cheetahs, and dire wolves all had large teeth—but none had incisors quite as impressive as the saber-toothed cat, or ________.


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