But, did you get all of the answers, or just the north pole?
BZZZZT! It's red from all your blood.
Color me stumped because choosing weights based upon powers of 2 would seem to give 7 of them up to 64oz. That would allow you to weigh anything up to 127oz, which is overachieving the target, but how can the number of weights be reduced and still cover every integral ounce from 1-100?
Nautical or statute?
BZZZZZ! Close but no cigar. You should have gone for 1 mile in circumference instead of diameter. There are also many other circles which would cause you to take 2, 3, 4.... laps around the pole before heading north.
But since there's no "earth" at the north pole, the correct answer is obviously the south pole.
The question specifically says Earth with a capital E, indicating the planet, not the soil.
This fails because you don't end up at the same point after your westward laps around the pole. The key is that your 1 mile west walk needs to end up at the same place it started. You can do one or multiple circumnavigations.
Why not the magnetic as well, along with the multiple rings around the South Pole that also qualify.
This seems an inventory question on one's ability to manipulate something 3d in the mind.
To me it seems more like a nonsense question used by an interviewer in order to make himself feel superior.
Which is why you just failed the interview. We often ask brainteaser questions, asking the interviewee to discuss their thought process out loud. We don't always expect the correct answer, but rational analysis and creativity score points.
And what if you cross the international dateline, and back in time?
The north and south bound portions are curved lines as well, unless you want to become airborne.
The failure of this article is that it's simply focusing on the last two presidential elections. Why not look at a larger data set...all of the gubernatorial elections for example? Also, I'd argue that Obama's first election was a one-off. Many of those voting for him did so because of him potentially being the first "black" president. He was also able to stir up the youth vote with "Hope" and "Change". How many of those came back for the second? He was also advantaged in following the Bush years...it was his election to lose. I believe much of the 2012 vote went the way it did as more of an anti-Romney...he shot himself in the foot a couple times.
You don't necessarily need to be smarter than the customer, you simply need to be able to make a convincing argument/case for your product or service. That doesn't require a higher IQ. We've all done this to certain degrees, making a pitch to a boss, or chief engineer, to convince them to do something. Now, if we're talking about a dishonest pitch (often the case in marketing), the fairy tale being told similarly needs to be convincing, but doesn't require the folks telling it be "smarter".
Well, that reduces the targets for an enemy by 245.
To be fair, Cooper only opposed gay marriage because, as he pointed out, it's his job as AG to represent the state of North Carolina. He was on record as opposing the ban.
It's not clear to me if the same dynamic is in place here, however.