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NetApp Hardware Engineer Interview Question (student candidate)

I interviewed in Cranberry Township, PA and was asked:
"Why are manhole covers round?"
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Obviously this isn't incredibly relevant to computer hardware but it was a very 'out of the blue' and interesting question. There are plenty of good reasons why a manhole cover should be round, for example: So they can't fall into the hole and hurt someone, and so they can be rolled to move them instead of having to pick one up and carry it.
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