Sunday, May 13, 2007

Manholes

Why are manholes round?


Microsoft's Tony Martinez started asking job candidates this question during interviews to see how they approach the issue, try thinking of why and sending your answers to me on a postcard/comment.

(its more fun if you don't cheat by looking online)

5 comments:

Kev said...

I saw another one online the other day. It's a little more obvious than Eds one.

Why is it that when you turn on the hot water in any hotel, the hot water comes pouring out almost instantaneously?

Jamie said...

eh, manholes are round to accomodate for the full turning circle radius of a fully grown man.. or something?

Tifossi said...

wats da answr for the hot water one?

Kev said...

Many people in the hotel are using the hot water therefore it is less likely to cool down in the pipes between the tank and the tap.

barrie said...

they are, pretty heavy, i would imagine that they would be easier to roll.