Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions for 2014

Job candidates must be prepared for anything during an interview. That's why Glassdoor has combed through tens of thousands of interview questions shared by job candidates over the past year to compile its annual list of the Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions.

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    "If you could throw a parade of any caliber through the Zappos office what type of parade would it be?" View answers.
    Asked at The Zappos Family. More The Zappos Family interview questions.
  2. 25.
    "How lucky are you and why?" View answers.
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    "If you were a pizza deliveryman how would you benefit from scissors?" View answers.
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    "If you could sing one song on American Idol, what would it be?" View answers.
    Asked at Red Frog Events. More Red Frog Events interview questions.
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    "Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer ?" View answers.
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    "Question was asked: "If you were on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would you bring?"" View answers.
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    "If you were a box of cereal, what would you be and why?" View answers.
    Asked at Bed Bath & Beyond. More Bed Bath & Beyond interview questions.
  8. 25.
    "Do you believe in Big Foot?" View answers.
    Asked at Norwegian Cruise Line. More Norwegian Cruise Line interview questions.
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    "Why is a tennis ball fuzzy?" View answers.
  10. 25.
    "What is your least favorite thing about humanity?" View answers.
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    "How would you use Yelp to find the number of businesses in the US?" View answers.
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    "How honest are you?" View answers.
    Asked at Allied Telesis. More Allied Telesis interview questions.
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    "How many square feet of pizza is eaten in the US each year?" View answers.
    Asked at Goldman Sachs. More Goldman Sachs interview questions.
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    "Can you instruct someone how to make an origami "cootie catcher" with just words?" View answers.
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    "If you were 80 years old, what would you tell your children?" View answers.
    Asked at McKinsey & Company. More McKinsey & Company interview questions.
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    "You're a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and why?" View answers.
    Asked at Urban Outfitters. More Urban Outfitters interview questions.
  17. 25.
    "How does the internet work?" View answers.
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    "If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you, and why?" View answers.
    Asked at SinglePlatform. More SinglePlatform interview questions.
  19. 25.
    "What's the color of money???...." View answers.
    Asked at American Heart Association. More American Heart Association interview questions.
  20. 25.
    "What was the last gift you gave someone?" View answers.
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    "What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?" View answers.
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    "How many snow shovels sold in the US last year?" View answers.
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    "It’s Thursday, we’re staffing you on a telecommunications project in Calgary, Canada on Monday. Your flight and hotel are booked; your visa is ready. What are the top five things you do before you leave?" View answers.
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    "Most unexpected question: Describe to me the process and benefits of wearing a seatbelt." View answers.
    Asked at Active Network. More Active Network interview questions.
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    "Have you ever been on a boat? (Creative Open-ended question)" View answers.
    Asked at Applied Systems. More Applied Systems interview questions.

While job candidates should be ready to take on some challenging and oddball interview questions, they should also expect to be asked some basic or common interview questions. Glassdoor has also compiled a list of the Most Common Interview Questions.

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