There are some interesting questions that are asked during interviews. Some of them range from complicated to super out of the box. I’ve thought that Google always had some really cool ones – such as “How would you find a needle in a haystack with only $3?” On the other hand, they also have very difficult ones like “Write a program to find depth of binary search tree without using recursion.”
Personally, I’ve had to take written tests solving equations, design amplifiers, and draw Voltage/Current graphs (eek!) I’ve also been asked, “Describe your design philosophy.” Say what? Design philosophy? Anyways, as I was chatting with one of my friends this week, he mentioned an interview question that I’d never heard of before, but actually liked and tried to answer – just for fun! Before you think I’m weird, here’s the question:
Name 10 things you would do with a brick.
Cool, right? Be honest, once you read that, you immediately starting thinking of one or two things. Even though I started this list a couple of days ago, here’s my list of 10 things I would do with a brick.
- Use it as a paper weight. Alternately you can use it to keep balloons from flying away.
- Use it as a door stop.
- Break it up into smaller chunks and use it as decorative rock.
- Use a sharpie or chisel to write “Bless this home” in it and use it as a welcome rock.
- Grind it up into dust and turn it into clay to make a new pot.
- Glue flowers to it and use it for a new table centerpiece.
- Stick it behind my car tire to help ensure my car doesn’t roll downhill.
- Put it in a stream to change the flow of water. (This one might be a stretch…it leads to “why would you want to change the flow of water in a stream?”)
- Cut it in half and tie one half around each leg or arm to make my workouts harder. Or if you just do arm workouts only you can simply hold the brick to do bicep/tricep exercises.
- Put it in a fish tank so the fish think “What the heck is this brick doing here?” – HAHA! Ok, that last one might not fly. How about use it to keep the water plants for your fish tank under water?
So what are some things you would do with a brick?