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21 Bizarre Interview Questions Real Companies Have Actually Asked

As if interviews aren’t terrifying enough, we’ve compiled a list of questions that’ll make you give up on your career before its even started. Here are just some of the weird and wonderful questions that companies use to keep things interesting.

1. “If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?”

Goldman Sachs

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2. ”How many basketballs could you fit in this room?”

Google

3. ”Given the numbers 1 to 1000, what is the minimum number of guesses needed to find a specific number if you are given the hint ‘higher’ or ‘lower’ for each guess you make?”

Facebook

4. ”How do you weigh an elephant without scales?”

IBM

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5. ”What would you do if you inherited a pizzeria from your uncle?”

Volkswagen

6. ”What would you do if you were the one survivor in a plane crash?”

Airbnb

7. ”Describe the colour yellow to somebody who’s blind.”

Spirit Airlines

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8. ”What was your opinion of the film Blair Witch Project?”

Jefferies & Co.

9. ”What cartoon character would you be and why?”

ASDA

10. ”What’s the wildest thing you’ve ever done?”

Metro Bank

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11. ”How would you sell a fridge to an eskimo?”

Harrods

12. ”How many calories are there in a supermarket?”

Google

13. ”Who would win in a fight between Spiderman and Batman?”

Stanford University

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14. ”If you woke up and had 2,000 unread emails and could only answer 300 of them how would you choose which ones to answer?”

Dropbox

15. ”Choose a city and estimate how many tuners operate a business there.”

Google

16. ”How many children are born every day?”

Apple

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17. ”Design a spice rack for the blind.”

Intel

18. ”Why are manholes round?”

St. Jude Medical

19. ”What kind of tree would you be?”

Cisco

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20. ”At first glance, what do you hate about me?”

Google

21. ”How much meat can you stuff in this bag?”

Morrisons

As if interviews weren’t hard enough.

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