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Can You Solve Elon Musk's Favorite Interview Riddle?

February 26, 2016 | by Elise Andrew

Photo credit: Falcon 9 Launch, SpaceX

Have you ever been asked a really, really silly question in an interview? One that felt completely irrelevant to the job and the company. Such riddles are becoming more and more popular in interviews, particularly in the tech sector. Hiring managers use them to tell if you're able to think critically and on your feet. 

Elon Musk has such a question that he loves to ask in interviews. Can you solve it?

“You’re standing on the surface of the Earth. You walk one mile south, one mile west, and one mile north. You end up exactly where you started. Where are you?”

Have you figured it out? Don't worry if not. We have the solution right here: