If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?

This is a brain teaser as well as a chance for employers to see if you have a sense of humor and creativity. It’s less important to get the right answer and more important to explain your logic.

First, you should stay calm and observe your surroundings. Take note of the blender’s interior. Are there any openings, vents, or other small spaces that might provide an escape route? Analyzing the blender’s design can help determine the best strategy.

Utilize available tools: Look for any objects or particles within the blender that could be used to your advantage. For example, if there are food particles or debris, you could attempt to create a makeshift ladder or platform to climb up and reach the top.

Climb the walls: If the blender’s walls are smooth and difficult to scale, search for any areas with textured surfaces, knobs, or switches. These features might provide handholds or footholds that could be used to climb upwards.

Attract attention: If the blender is in use and someone is nearby, try to make your presence known. Yelling or creating noise might alert the person to your predicament and lead to assistance.

Wait for an opportunity: If all else fails, it might be necessary to wait for a favorable situation. If the blender is turned off and emptied, the chance to escape might present itself.