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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    Asked at The Zappos Family: "If you could throw a parade of any caliber through the Zappos office what type of parade would it be?"

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    Asked at Airbnb: "How lucky are you and why?"

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    Asked at Apple: "If you were a pizza deliveryman how would you benefit from scissors?"

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    Asked at Red Frog Events: "If you could sing one song on American Idol, what would it be?"

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    Asked at Dell: "Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer ?"

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    Asked at Yahoo: "Question was asked: "If you were on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would you bring?""

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    Asked at Bed Bath & Beyond: "If you were a box of cereal, what would you be and why?"

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    Asked at Norwegian Cruise Line: "Do you believe in Big Foot?"

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    Asked at Xerox: "Why is a tennis ball fuzzy?"

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  10. 10

    Asked at Zocdoc: "What is your least favorite thing about humanity?"

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    Asked at Factual: "How would you use Yelp to find the number of businesses in the US? "

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    Asked at Allied Telesis: "How honest are you?"

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    Asked at Goldman Sachs: "How many square feet of pizza is eaten in the US each year?"

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    Asked at LivingSocial: "Can you instruct someone how to make an origami "cootie catcher" with just words?"

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    Asked at McKinsey & Company: "If you were 80 years old, what would you tell your children?"

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    Asked at Urban Outfitters: "You're a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and why?"

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    Asked at Akamai: "How does the internet work?"

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    Asked at SinglePlatform: "If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you, and why?"

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    Asked at American Heart Association: "What's the color of money???...."

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    Asked at Gallup: "What was the last gift you gave someone? "

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    Asked at Applebee's: "What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?"

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  22. 22

    Asked at TASER: "How many snow shovels sold in the US last year?"

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    Asked at ThoughtWorks: "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?"

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    Asked at Active Network: "Most unexpected question: Describe to me the process and benefits of wearing a seatbelt."

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    Asked at Applied Systems: "Have you ever been on a boat? (Creative Open-ended question)"

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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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