Anyone who's ever been part of the workforce has undergone an interview of sorts.

For most, these questions would range from "Tell me about yourself" or "What's your biggest strength and weakness".

Most job hunters would probably have a pat answer ready in his or her sleeve for these stock questions, easing the interview process for them.

However, some companies are more unconventional when it comes to interviewing their prospective employees, giving us gems such as those compiled by career website Glassdoor.

Take a look at the weirdest interview questions posed in 2011:

"How many people are using Facebook in San Francisco at 2:30 p.m. on a Friday?"

Company: Google

Position: Vendor Relations Manager

"Just entertain me for five minutes; I'm not going to talk."

Company: Acosta

Position: Leadership Development Program Associate

"If Germans were the tallest people in the world, how would you prove it?"

Company: Hewlett-Packard

Position: Product Marketing

"Given 20 'destructible' light bulbs (which break at a certain height), and a building with 100 floors, how do you determine the height that the light bulbs break?"


Position: Engineering

"Is your college GPA reflective of your potential?"

Company: Advisory Board

Position: Strategic Marketing Associate

"Would Mahatma Gandhi have made a good software engineer?"

Company: Deloitte

Position: Analyst

"If you could be #1 employee but have all your coworkers dislike you or you could be #15 employee and have all your coworkers like you, which would you choose?"

Company: ADP

Position: Inside Sales Associate

"How would you cure world hunger?"


Position: Software Developer

"Room, desk and car - which do you clean first?"

Company: Pinkberry

Position: Shift Leader

"Does life fascinate you?"

Company: Ernst & Young

Position: Tax Analyst

"Please spell 'diverticulitis'."

Company: EMSI Engineering

Position: Account Manager

"Name 5 uses of a stapler without staple pins."

Company: EvaluServe

Position: Business Analyst

"How much money did residents of Dallas/Ft. Worth spend on gasoline in 2008?"

Company: American Airlines

Position: Revenue Management

"You're in a row boat, which is in a large tank filled with water. You have an anchor on board, which you throw overboard (the chain is long enough so the anchor rests completely on the bottom of the tank). Does the water level in the tank rise or fall?"

Company: Tesla Motors

"You have a bouquet of flowers. All but two are roses, all but two are daisies, and all but two are tulips. How many flowers do you have?"

Company: Epic Systems

Position: Corporation Project Manager/Implementation Consultant

"How would you get an elephant into a refrigerator?"

Company: Horizon Group Properties

Position: Office Assistant

"How many planes are currently flying over Kansas?"

Company: BestBuy

Position: Demand Planning Analyst

"How many different ways can you get water from a lake at the foot of a mountain, up to the top of the mountain?"

Company: Disney Parks & Resorts

Position: Project Engineering Intern

"What is 37 times 37?"

Company: Jane Street Capital

Position: Assistant Trader

"If you could be a superhero, what power would you possess?"

Company: Rain and Hail Insurance

Position: Claim Auditor

"If you were a Microsoft Office program, which one would you be?"

Company: Summit Racing Equipment

Position: E-commerce

"Pepsi or Coke?"

Company: United Health Group

Position: Associate Project Manager

"Are you exhaling warm air?"

Company: Walker Marketing

Position: Client Manager

"How do you feel about those jokers at Congress?"

Company: Consolidated Electrical

Position: Management Trainee