google: the next gardener?
May 29, 2003 11:10 AM   Subscribe

Need a job? The winner of the Google Puzzle Contest might recieve a prestigious spot in the Google engineering labs. So whip out all your old Martin Gardner books and get practicing, because the competition is on May 1st (and registration closes today).
posted by kaibutsu (6 comments total)
Make that May 31st :-)
posted by devbrain at 11:22 AM on May 29, 2003

If you're interested in seeing how tough the contest can be, check out last year's test. The statistics from 2002 show just how tough.
posted by Kip at 11:42 AM on May 29, 2003

Oh. That's not nearly as bad as the Putnam Competition, where, in 2002, it looks like about 1 in 7 didn't even score on the 120 point test...
posted by kaibutsu at 12:01 PM on May 29, 2003

whatever happened to that 48 US state flags puzzle that was posted on google answers, and here once without success?
posted by kev23f at 1:13 AM on May 30, 2003

kev23f - I never saw the US state puzzle before - thanks for destroying an hour of my life. From what I can gather, the answer is 'no' but I'm sure someone will post it here if the solution is ever revealed.
posted by jamespake at 5:13 PM on May 30, 2003

Okay, that was really, really hard. Fess up. Who else played, and how'd y'all do?

Me, I got stymied by that corral, obsessed and lost a bunch of time. All in all, I answered 7.5 out of 24.
posted by JoshBerman at 12:38 PM on May 31, 2003

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