1. How many golf balls can fit in a school bus? As many as will fit in it. Not one more nor one less. Or one could tediously measure the free space volume of the school bus and divide it by the volume of a golf ball. But first I'd ask why anyone would want to fill a school bus with golf balls. Is this really someone I want to work for? 2. You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do? If I'm only as tall as a nickel is wide, I wouldn't do anything since the blades would only whirr over my head. If, however, I was as tall as a nickel on its edge is high, then I'd lie down and suck my gut in and hope I can hold it in for as long as the damn thing is on. 3. How much should you charge to wash all the windows in Seattle? Nothing. I love Seattle. Or assuming I'm not independently wealthy and can't do it as a civic gesture, then I'd charge enough to make a profit commensurate with the time spent and cost of materials supplied. 4. How would you find out if a machine's stack grows up or down in memory? Read the manual. 5. Explain a database in three sentences to your eight-year-old nephew. A database is a way of keeping a list of the things each person you know gave you for Christmas over the years. It's a list that helps you keep track of who has given what and when and how much it cost and how much you liked it. It's very handy tool for knowing whom to send suck-up Christmas cards to. 6. How many times a day does a clock's hands overlap? 24 unless it's a digital, then 0 7. You have to get from point A to point B. You don't know if you can get there. What would you do? (1) Rent a dependable car. (2) Get a map. (3) Hitch hike. (4) Phone in my order. (5) Call AAA. (6) Re-evaluate my need to get there. (7) Ask directions. 8. Imagine you have a closet full of shirts. It's very hard to find a shirt. So what can you do to organize your shirts for easy retrieval? Put them on hangers. What's with you people? 9. Every man in a village of 100 married couples has cheated on his wife. Every wife in the village instantly knows when a man other than her husband has cheated, but does not know when her own husband has. The village has a law that does not allow for adultery. Any wife who can prove that her husband is unfaithful must kill him that very day. The women of the village would never disobey this law. One day, the queen of the village visits and announces that at least one husband has been unfaithful. What happens? Nothing. No wife, by rules of the game, can prove that her husband has been unfaithful, ergo no one can act. 10. In a country in which people only want boys, every family continues to have children until they have a boy. if they have a girl, they have another child. if they have a boy, they stop. what is the proportion of boys to girls in the country? 50 - 50. 11. If the probability of observing a car in 30 minutes on a highway is 0.95, what is the probability of observing a car in 10 minutes (assuming constant default probability)? Who the hell cares? Jesus Christ, get a life, fellas. 12. If you look at a clock and the time is 3:15, what is the angle between the hour and the minute hands? (The answer to this is not zero!) 360 degrees -- duh! 13. Four people need to cross a rickety rope bridge to get back to their camp at night. Unfortunately, they only have one flashlight and it only has enough light left for seventeen minutes. The bridge is too dangerous to cross without a flashlight, and it's only strong enough to support two people at any given time. Each of the campers walks at a different speed. One can cross the bridge in 1 minute, another in 2 minutes, the third in 5 minutes, and the slow poke takes 10 minutes to cross. How do the campers make it across in 17 minutes? The ten minute man walks the 1 minute man across, then returns = 21 minutes. No, no, that's not right. Ach. OK, they wait until morning. That's the ticket. 14. You are at a party with a friend and 10 people are present including you and the friend. your friend makes you a wager that for every person you find that has the same birthday as you, you get $1; for every person he finds that does not have the same birthday as you, he gets $2. would you accept the wager? No, it takes a group of 20 people to raise the odds to 50% that someone in the group shares one's birthday. In a group of 20 I'd take even odds that someone in the room shares my birthday, but that's it. I wasn't born yesterday. 15. How many piano tuners are there in the entire world? As many as there are piano tuners in the entire world. 16. You have eight balls all of the same size. 7 of them weigh the same, and one of them weighs slightly more. How can you find the ball that is heavier by using a balance and only two weighings? Easy. Place 3 balls on one side of the balance and 3 on the other, if the heavier ball is in either group, that group will weigh more. If the ball is among one of the groups, choose two from that group and weigh them. If the heavier ball is one of the two, it will show itself, if they weigh the same, the heavier ball is the one not weighed. If on the first weighing, the two groups of 3 weigh the same, then the heavier ball is one of the two not weighed. Weigh them. 17. You have five pirates, ranked from 5 to 1 in descending order. The top pirate has the right to propose how 100 gold coins should be divided among them. But the others get to vote on his plan, and if fewer than half agree with him, he gets killed. How should he allocate the gold in order to maximize his share but live to enjoy it? (Hint: One pirate ends up with 98 percent of the gold.)Do you still think you have what it takes to work for Google? I would bribe pirates #1 and #2 with one gold coin each if they will go along with my decision (thus insuring that a majority doesn't disagree) not to share any of the gold with pirates #3 and #4. If they chose not to agree to my bribe, then I'd tell them I was going to split the gold evenly with pirates #3 and #4 and give them nothing. At least they could have one gold coin instead of none. Mike Geary Memphis do I get the job? do I get my own parking space? do you do flex time? what could possibly interest me in your company that air conditioning can't?