CodeChef has some quite interesting and quirky questions in their Programmer of the Month interviews. So I thought I'd re-highlight them although they stopped doing it a while ago.
Some fun highlights are quoted below:
I’d definitely be watching a movie or some sitcom. I am a big movie buff. I frequently (on weekends or on some occasion skipping classes) take a day out watching movies/show on a full trot. I, along with my friends, have planned numerous night outs where we continuously watch movies and then sleep throughout the day. - Anshuman Singh on What do you do when you're not programming?
This is going to sound a bit repetitive after Anshuman and Varun, but make that three in a row for Harry Potter; maybe there’s a connection between programming and magic? 😉 . I’ve always found novels about magic enjoyable. Plus, I have read all 80 something Agatha Christie murder mysteries (the link is more obvious there, problem solving <=> whodunit). - Stephen Merriman on What's your favorite book and why?
I’d have to think more about this but for now let’s say Fermat, just to see if he really did have a solution to Fermat’s Last Theorem. - Stephen Merriman on Which famous person would you like to have dinner with?
There are also mentions of Richard Feynman, Albert Einstein, Donald Knuth, and Megan Fox 😛 , on who people would like to have dinner with.