Although brainteaser interviews were discredited a few years ago there are still firms that employ them, particularly those that like to think of themselves as being “smart.”
I haven’t done a brainteaser showed a long time so I thought I would bring out one that made me groan.
I haven’t done a brainteaser in a long long time so I thought I would do one today and see if you could get the answer.
Here’s the question.
There’s a bus traveling to the Hay River full of people and no one gets off the bus throughout the journey. When the bus gets to the Hay River not a single person is left on the bus. How is this possible?
I’m going to give you a moment to come up with the answer.
The trick in most brainteasers is that there’s a keyword or phrase you have for listen to before it sneaks by you. That word or phrase is the key to answering the problem.
Were you able to spot the keyword in there?
The keyword in this one is, “single” as in not a single person got off the bus.
The answer is not a single person got off the bus because all of them were married.
I would read the question again and let’s see if you can spot how seductive it is.
There is a bus traveling to the Hay River that is full of people and no one gets off the bus throughout the journey. When the bus gets to the Hay River however, not a single person is left on the bus. How is this possible?
Not a single person. That’s the key phrase because they are unmarried.
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