You put a glass of water on a record turntable and begin slowly increasing the speed. What happens first -- does the glass slide off, tip over, or does the water splash out?
(The 'Google Riddles' are interview questions those who wish to get hired were asked).
Depends on the amount of water in it.
A glass with almost no water will not spill, while a glass almost full will spill and also fall off probably due to the weight of the water going off. In other words - there is no way to tell without knowing the amount of water in the glass.
In a recreational activity, you are given four different jars of 2 liters, 4 liters, 6 liters and 8 liters respectively with an unlimited water supply. Then you are asked to measure exactly 5 liters of water using them.
How will you do it?
I drift forever with the current down these long canals they've made. Tame, yet wild, I run elusive, multitasking to your aid. Before I came the world was a darker place. Colder, sometimes, rougher true. But though I might make living easy, I'm good at killing too.
What am I?
This was Gollum's final riddle from The Hobbit:
"This thing all things devours;
Bird, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slay king, ruins town,
and beats a mountain down."
There is a 5 gallon and a 3 gallon bottle. You also have a hose with unlimited water. How are you gonna make the 5 gallon have 4 gallons using your items?
(You don't know the exact dimensions of a gallon)
You fill the five gallon up and pour it into the 3 gallon. The dump the 3 gallon out and pour what was left in the 5 gallon into the 3 gallon so that you have 2 gallons in the 3 gallon. Then fill the 5 gallon up and pour it into the 3 gallon to fill it up. Now you have 4 gallons in the 5 gallons.
There is a creature which could double its size every day. So, if the creature is put in a tank then it will fill the tank in 10 days.
How many days would it take for the creature to fill a half and how many days to fill a quarter of the tank?