My most successful post ever was 40 Oxbridge Interview questions, which included the following gems:
Can a thermostat think?
Do you think the Bavarian peasants of 1848 had an ideology?
If there was an omnipotent god would he be able to create a stone that he couldn’t lift?
Now I’m back with another selection of wacky questions. This time they come from job interviews.
- How many piano tuners are there in the world?
- Design a spice rack for a blind person.
- How would you weigh a jet plane without using scales?
- Why are manhole covers round rather than square?
- Please spell diverticulitis.
- How would you move MountFiji?
- Why do mirrors reverse right and left instead of up and down?
- Which way should the key turn in a car door to unlock it?
- If Germans were the tallest people in the world, how would you prove it?
- How many traffic lights are in Manhattan?
- If you are on a boat and toss a suitcase overboard, will the water level rise or fall?
- How much Mississippi River water flows past New Orleans each hour?
- What does all the ice in a hockey rink weigh?
- If I put you in a sealed room with a phone that had no dial tone, how would you fix it?
- If you could remove any of the fifty U.S. states, which would it be?
- How many points are there on the globe where, by walking one mile south, one mile east, and one mile north, you reach the place where you started?
- How many times a day do a clock’s hands overlap?
- There are three ants at the three corners of a regular triangle. Each ant starts moving on a straight line toward another, randomly chosen corner. What is the probability that none of the ants collide?
- How do they make M&Ms?
- Name five uses of a stapler without staples.
- If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?
- Would Mahatma Gandhi have made a good software engineer?