13 Ridiculously Hard Questions Google Used To Ask Potential Employees

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Google were always known for being a little harsh on their potential employees, I suppose you've got to know you're getting the best of the best, right? Thankfully for all you budding Google wannabe's out there, they've cut out the most ridiculous questions, although I'm sure an interview with them wouldn't be plain sailing, 

Seattle job coach Lewis Lin put together a list of 140 questions his clients were asked by Google, and some of them are flat out crazy - here's a selection.

How many golf balls can fit in a school bus?

How much should you charge to wash all the windows in Seattle?

Design an evacuation plan for San Francisco

Why are manhole covers round?

How many piano tuners are there in the entire world?

How many times a day does a clock’s hands overlap?

Explain the significance of "dead beef"

A man pushed his car to a hotel and lost his fortune. What happened?

Explain a database in three sentences to your eight-year-old nephew.

What is the most efficient way to sort a million integers?

There’s a latency problem in South Africa. Diagnose it.

How many resumes does Google receive each year for software engineering?

Estimate the number of students who are college seniors, attend four-year schools, and graduate with a job in the United States every year.

The full list of questions is quite a read. I also recommend checking out this Business Insider article which answers some of the trickier questions. 

If you've got any answers, let us know in the comments.