80% Of Kids Under 10 Can Figure Out Which Way This Bus Is Traveling. But Only 20% Of Adults Can.

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A simple picture of a yellow school bus has managed to baffle the internet. People are struggling to answer this one question about it: which way is the bus traveling? Try it now and see if you can come up with the correct answer in a reasonable amount of time, I couldn’t!

Don’t be too worried if you also flunked this seemingly basic question, many adults who try to solve it also fail. In fact, according to the National Geographic TV show Brain Games, more kids than adults can answer it. They asked the question on their show and found that 80% of children 10 years and younger were able to immediately answer the question correctly.

Kids solve this much faster than adults because they tend to automatically look at things from a very logic minded, common sense perspective. They go with their gut instinct and they’ll take the first clue that they notice and make a final decision based off of it. In contrast, adults will often make things more complicated than they have to be.

They have been taught to approach puzzles and problems with a critical eye and automatically look for patterns or sequences to jump out at them. They need to make sense out of all the different clues that may factor in and lead to the right answer, deducing and ruling out options along the way. That’s why adults second guess themselves more often and it takes them longer to arrive at a final answer.

To get the right answer, think what about this picture would indicate the direction the bus is headed. Or look at it from a different approach, with childhood memories of riding on the school bus in your mind’s eye. Think back to when you had to get on and off the bus, what features stuck out to you then and now?

When it finally dawns on you all of a sudden the seemingly impossible to answer question becomes clear and obvious. If you’re still stuck, consider where the doors would be located…and be sure to check out the video!

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