# Thread: Einstein's Riddle

1. ## Einstein's Riddle

ALBERT EINSTEIN'S RIDDLE

ARE YOU IN THE TOP 2% OF INTELLIGENT PEOPLE IN THE WORLD?
SOLVE THE RIDDLE AND FIND OUT.

There are no tricks, just pure logic, so good luck and don't give up.

1. In a street there are five houses, painted five different colours.
2. In each house lives a person of different nationality
3. These five homeowners each drink a different kind of beverage, smoke
different brand of cigar and keep a different pet.

THE QUESTION: WHO OWNS THE FISH?

HINTS

1. The Brit lives in a red house.
2. The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
3. The Dane drinks tea.
4. The Green house is on the left of the White house.
5. The owner of the Green house drinks coffee.
6. The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
7. The owner of the Yellow house smokes Dunhill.
8. The man living in the centre house drinks milk.
9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
10. The man who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
11. The man who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
12. The man who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
13. The German smokes Prince.
14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
15. The man who smokes Blends has a neighbour who drinks water.

ALBERT EINSTEIN WROTE THIS RIDDLE EARLY DURING THE 19th CENTURY. HE
SAID THAT 98% OF THE WORLD POPULATION WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SOLVE IT.

No cheating people!

2. The man who smokes Blend?

3. The answer is the German.

The key to answering (at least for me) is to work out which house the Norwegian lives in. Since we know he's in the first house, and that the second house is blue (next door), the Brit lives in a Red house, and green and white are next to each other, it has to be yellow. That also tells us what he smokes, and from there you have a clue to work out everything else. In the end, the only one left who you don't know the pet of is the german... so that's the answer.

4. My answer:

What fish?

5. LE to respond with "the Norwegian ate it" in 5...4...3...

6. 2...1...0....
Sorry, Hakon, it appears you were mistaken.

7. The German.

Originally Posted by SupaFreak2005
ALBERT EINSTEIN WROTE THIS RIDDLE EARLY DURING THE 19th CENTURY. HE
SAID THAT 98% OF THE WORLD POPULATION WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SOLVE IT.
Well, that's rubbish, because Einstein was born at the end of the 19th century.

8. Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
Well, that's rubbish, because Einstein was born at the end of the 19th century.
Yeah I know it was in the forward, but I kept it there for dramatic purposes

9. Well its still not impossible, he was born in 1879 from memory, that gave him 21 years to write it.

10. Originally Posted by benchmark00
Well its still not impossible, he was born in 1879 from memory, that gave him 21 years to write it.
Notice the "early"? Interesting definition of early if he wrote it in 1896, say

11. Originally Posted by benchmark00
Well its still not impossible, he was born in 1879 from memory, that gave him 21 years to write it.
Fast googling there benchy!

12. Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
Notice the "early"? Interesting definition of early if he wrote it in 1896, say
Lol but who says the early isnt referring to his span of life? because it would have been early in relation to his death age... yeah thats deep...

13. Originally Posted by SupaFreak2005
Fast googling there benchy!
haha nah, thank my year 11 speech on Einstein.

14. yeah i got this out when i first saw it, didn't find it overly difficalt but its just written in an easy way for me to think about it

15. Originally Posted by benchmark00
Lol but who says the early isnt referring to his span of life? because it would have been early in relation to his death age... yeah thats deep...
Haha, good point (though unlikely). Maybe it means "Einsten wrote this riddle early [in the morning] during the 19th century"...

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