Often, top companies get so many applications for a particular job, decision makers have to devise some way to find the stand-outs. So they ask an interviewee something crazy or off topic to see how he or she responds.
Glassdoor.com compiled a list of the year’s weirdest interview questions from some of the country’s most prestigious companies.
The zingers included:
How many cows are in Canada? (Google)
A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here? (Clark Construction Group)
What’s your favorite song? Perform it for us now. (Living Social)
Pick two celebrities to be your parents. (Urban Outfitters)
How do you make a tuna sandwich? (Astron Consulting)
See more wacky questions and view a slideshow at Huffington Post