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Which direction is the bus travelling?: the National Geographic riddle

“Which direction is the bus travelling?” This is the question of the riddle launched on the National Geographic website. A puzzle that undermines more adults than kids and demonstrates the importance of observation. The 90% of the children who were interviewed gave a correct answer, instead adults answered without looking at the picture carefully, relying directly to luck.

And now it’s your turn, try to give the right solution! Below, we present the correct answer.

The correct answer is that – if you’re in the UK – the bus is travelling to the right. And the key to solving the puzzle is the fact that you can’t see the passenger doors. This means they must be on the other side of the bus, and if you’re in the UK where people drive on the left side of the road this means the bus is going right. The opposite applies in the US and other countries where people drive on the right – and the bus would be travelling on the left.

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