Riddle: Without using a calculator – You are driving a bus from London to Milford Haven in Wales. In London, 17 people get on the bus. In Reading, six people get off the bus and nine people get on. In Swindon, two people get off and four get on. In Cardiff, 11 people get off and 16 people get on. In Swansea, three people get off and five people get on. In Carmathen, six people get off and three get on. You then arrive at Milford Haven. Now, what was the name of the bus driver?
It’s… just… nerve-wracking! There is sentence after sentence after sentence and you are waiting for some hard math question to come up. But instead, it asks you the name of the bus driver. So all the sentences between the first and the last are actually useless for the riddle. It is just a strategy to keep you distracted and make you forget the first sentence which says “you are driving the bus”. Oh, for crying out loud! Don’t you remember your own name? It was YOU … the very first line says that you’re driving the bus.