1. ## Einstein's riddle

There are 5 houses in 5 different colors. In each house lives a person with a different nationality. The 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a certain pet. No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar, or drink the same beverage.

The question is: Who owns the fish?

Hints:

* The Brit lives in the red house.
* The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
* The Dane drinks tea.
* The green house is on the left of the white house.
* The green homeowner drinks coffee.
* The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
* The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
* The man living in the center house drinks milk.
* The Norwegian lives in the first house.
* The man who smokes Blend lives next to the one who keeps cats.
* The man who keeps the horse lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
* The owner who smokes Bluemaster drinks beer.
* The German smokes prince.
* The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
* The man who smokes Blend has a neighbor who drinks water.

Einstein wrote this riddle early during the 19th century. He said 98% of the world could not solve it. Please don't use Google its not difficult just tiresome.

2. Damn that's hard. Stupid Einstein.

3. Yellow(Norway,Dunhill, Water, Cats) > Blue( Dane, Horse, Blend, Tea)> Red(Brit, Milk, Pallmall, Birds) > Green(German, Prince, coffee, FISH) > White (Swede, Dog, Bluemaster, Beer)

****ing Germans. That took me a while is it right?

4. That's what I ended up with.

5. Yep, same as Athlai. Took me a fair while.

6. I got the same. Good thing I didn't refresh this page while I was trying to figure it out.

Took me half an hour!

7. bloody tiresome ain't this.

8. Yeah. Thanks for posting it though, I used to love doing things like that when I was younger. Been ages since I last did one.

9. Originally Posted by _Ed_
Yeah. Thanks for posting it though, I used to love doing things like that when I was younger. Been ages since I last did one.
the link to the answer for those who think they may have cracked it.

http://www.naute.com/puzzles/puzzle13.phtml

10. Excellent.

11. Took a while and a pen+paper but i got there

12. Haha, I used an Excel spreadsheet.

13. Our boy Albero must be taking the piss when he said he expects only 2% will solve this sure it requires some thinking but anybody with half a decent brain should be able to solve it out.

14. Originally Posted by Xuhaib
Our boy Albero must be taking the piss when he said he expects only 2% will solve this sure it requires some thinking but anybody with half a decent brain should be able to solve it out.
I think it's an attempt at a self-fulfilling prophecy. If everyone is convinced that it's really hard, they'll find it harder than it is.

15. Yeah that's a good point, when I finished it I wasn't really confident that it was right, thought there must have been a trick that I'd missed.

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