It's no joke. If you're hoping to get into Oxford or Cambridge, you too could be faced with questions like these: Would you rather be a novel or a poem? Why is there salt in the sea? What would you do if you were a magpie?
I don't remember what the University of Georgia asked me when I applied there, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't whether a snail had a consciousness. I might've responded, "It doesn't when you cook it."
But I can see what "Oxbridge" is getting at: Their admissions folks want to see what kind of thinker you are - not how well you can answer personal or history questions.
So you tell us: What do you think of these quirky questions? And how would you define infinity?
Carl Azuz, Anchor