If you're hoping for a job at Google but can't fathom the answer to "How many golf balls can you fit into an airplane?," don't worry—the company is phasing out its notorious brainteasers, because they are meaningless, the New York Times reports.

Surprisingly, asking massively difficult questions and expecting an answer on the spot didn't yield qualified candidates—"they serve primarily to make the interviewer feel smart," says Google HR honcho Laszlo Block. "They don't predict anything," other than, probably, the ability to deal with batshit hypotheticals. Google will now start relying more on questions about real life experience. Huh! This will come as an enormous relief to everyone other than the people who created a cottage industry coaching applicants on how to answer these nonsense questions. [via QZ]