National Geographic posed a question on its TV show Brain Games that is stumping many more adults than children. After looking at the drawing of a bus your challenge is to figure out which way it’s headed. According to the show, 80% of children under the age of 10 could answer the question instantly by applying common sense and logic.
To figure it out you have to consider the following factors:
Where are the doors? . Simple logic will tell you that the doors are on the other side of the bus.
Now consider which side of the road the bus is on. People in North America drive on the right side of the road, so you can assume this is the “right side.” Now place your bus driver. Since the bus on the right side of the road, you can assume that the bus driver is on the left-hand side.
Since the bus driver is on the left, and the left is the front, you can assume the bus is going toward the left.
Now if you’re in the UK or another country where people drive on the left side of the road, everything is reversed and the bus is actually going right.