Job interview brainteasers

Friday, August 31st, 2007

From job interview brainteasers:

You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?

Think about that for a minute or two before reading on.

No peaking.

OK, my first thought goes to the square-cube law beloved by sci-fi geeks. My inch-high counterpart should be dramatically stronger for his weight, like an insect, so he should be able simply to jump out of the blender.

Anyway, here are some quasi-official responses mentioned in the article:

  1. Use the measurement marks to climb out
  2. Try to unscrew the glass
  3. Risk riding out the air current

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