# Bogglers Solution

By Scott Kim|Monday, November 10, 2003

Needle in a Haystack

On rare occasions, searching on a pair of words, such as antediluvial oxymoron, returns just one document. Finding such pairs is quite difficult and gave rise to a game that computer innovator Gary Stock christened Googlewhacking. For details and some clever examples, see www.googlewhack.com.

1. Needle

2. Keys

3. Instrument

4. Organ

5. Lightbulb

6. Light

7. Plastic

8. Mouse

9. Fan

10. Drill

 Pick a Number1. Six documents: two, three, four, five, eight, ten.2. The four searches find the following sets of documents, in order: [two, three, eight], [four], [five, six, nine], and [seven, ten]. The missing document is one.3. The solution is: o OR r OR f.4. The solution is “th” OR e –t. You can also use “hr”, “re”, or “ee” instead of “th”. In Other Words1. Boiling point2. Milky Way3. Continental drift4. Complex numbers5. Grand unified theory6. Potential energy7. Order of magnitude8. Redshift9. String theory10. Time lapse11. Color blind12. Big Bang13. Natural selection14. Missing link15. Cloud chamber16. Crop rotation