Friday, November 19, 2010
New Search Challenge: Slinky
Someone submitted a Search Challenge question to Answers.com and finally got a correct answer. Therefore, it's time to retire old Search Challenge #6, the Apollo 8 Toy Challenge.
I'd like to introduce its replacement; Search Challenge #102, the Slinky Challenge.
If you would, please test it; see if you can solve it. It could be classified as an intermediate challenge.
I designed this challenge to require careful reading of the question, the snippets that result from queries and the content of web pages that may hold an answer. In addition to careful reading, an optimal strategy involves "deep web" searching. One of the best places to search is the NASA site. Relying solely on Google, the query is packed with keywords. On the NASA site, a query of only two words works quite well.
Go ahead and give me your feedback, but don't include the answer, because then this blog will become another source of the answer (and one that will work with a Google search).