"Would Mahatma Gandhi Have Made a Good Software Engineer?"

And would this be a good job interview question? According to one job seeker, an interviewer at the accounting firm Deloitte thought so. Here are a few others on Glassdoor's list of the twenty-five oddest questions posed to job applicants during the past year:

2. “Just entertain me for five minutes, I’m not going to talk."

11. “Given 20 ‘destructible’ light bulbs (which breaks at certain height), and a building with 100 floors, how do you determine the height that the light bulb breaks?”

15. “How would you get an elephant into a refrigerator?”

21. “If you were a Microsoft Office program, which one would you be?”

http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/top-25-oddball-interview-questions-2011/ -via Technabob | Photo: Flickr user bpsusf

Previously: Last Year's Oddest Job Interview Questions

the lightbulb one is a trick question. it makes you think about what you've actually been asked... you can simply drop them all from floor 1, pick the surviving ones up and try again from floor 2... and so forth. it never specifies you have a specific time limit or number of drops.
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mark: you could be more efficiency minded. In theory you could do it with no more than 7 bulbs, that way you don't have to keep going back down to the first floor to get the bulbs.
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