17 bizarre job interview questions Facebook, Google and other top companies have asked candidates

Top companies love to throw the type of question that you simply can't revise for to candidates to test their mental agility

With excellent perks, great pay and benefits, and high job satisfaction, employees at this year's 50 best companies to work for in America seem to have a good thing going for them.

But before you start seething with envy, you should see some of the questions they had to answer to get there.

To find these odd queries, Business Insider sifted through hundreds of reviews on Glassdoor submitted by people who recently interviewed at the top companies.

If you're thinking of tossing your own hat into the ring, be sure to prepare for some bizarre interview questions

Google

"If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?"

For an associate-account-strategist position

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Facebook

"How many Big Macs does McDonald's sell each year in the US?"

For a data-scientist position

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Boeing

"What do you think of lava lamps? And 'Dilbert?'"

For an engineer position

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Google

"Choose a city and estimate how many piano tuners operate a business there."

For a product-manager position

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Facebook

"How much do you charge to wash every window in Seattle?"

For an online-sales-operations position

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Apple

"How many children are born every day?"

For a global-supply-manager position

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Hess 

"What's your favorite colour?"

For an assistant-manager position

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Apple

"If I was talking to your best friend, what is one thing they would say you need to work on?"

For a red-zone-specialist position

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Google

"If you could be remembered for one sentence, what would it be?"

For an associate-account-strategist position

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Intel

"Design a spice rack for the blind."

For a hardware-engineer position

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Celgene

 "Tell me a story."

For a corporate-communications position

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Microsoft

"If you had a choice between two superpowers — being invisible or flying — which would you choose?"

For a high-level product-lead/evangelist position

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St. Jude Medical

"Why are manholes round?"

For an electrical-engineer co-op position

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MasterCard

"What do you do if you are approached by an employee who is complaining about a colleague who has horrible body odor?"

For an operations-leader position

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Cisco

"What kind of tree would you be?"

For a senior technical-writer position

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Biogen Idec

"What were you like as a child?"

For an area-business-manager position

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Medtronic

"What do you think you will hate about this job?"

For a diabetes-therapy-associate position

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