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ALBERT EINSTEIN'S RIDDLE :ARE YOU IN THE TOP 2% OF INTELLIGENT PEOPLE IN THE WORLD? SOLVE THE RIDDLE AND FIND?

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 next to, and 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.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Houses arranged from left to right.

    House 1

    Color: Yellow

    Nationality: Norwegian

    Beverage: Water

    Cigar: Dunhill

    Pet: Cats

    House 2

    Color: Blue

    Nationality: Dane

    Beverage: Tea

    Cigar: Blends

    Pet: Horses

    House 3

    Color: Red

    Nationality: Brit

    Beverage: Milk

    Cigar: Pall Mall

    Pet: Birds

    House 4

    Color: Green

    Nationality: German

    Beverage: Coffee

    Cigar: Prince

    Pet: Fish

    House 5

    Color: White

    Nationality: Swede

    Beverage: Beer

    Cigar: Blue Master

    Pet: Dogs

    The coffee-drinking, Prince-smoking, German who lives in the green house owns the fish. Assuming, of course, that the final pet would indeed be a fish.

    The trick is to make a table but what is truly essential is the process of elimination. As the conditions state what are, be sure to eliminate those options from the other houses. Once the number of options diminish to just a single option, the answer would be whatever option is left.

    Solving that riddle is what I'd imagine solving a verbal Sudoku puzzle would feel like!

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  • 1 decade ago

    The German

    reason:

    Norwegian: Dunhill, Yellow house, Water, Cats.

    Dane: Blends, Blue house, Tea, Horses

    Brit: Pall Mall, Red house, Milk, Birds

    after that, since the swede owns the dog, the German must own the fish.

    Source(s): I solved it once, when I was 14, took me 30 minutes >.<
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  • 1 decade ago

    It took me a long time and I had to write it down but I hope that won't count as cheating =)

    I deduce that the Germans own the fish but it was just hit and trial and some reasoning.

    Norwegian: yellow, water, dunhill, cats

    Danish: Blue, Tea, Blend, Horses

    British: Red, Milk, Pallmall, Birds

    German: Green, Coffee, Prince, FISH

    Swedish: White, Beer, Bluemaster, Dog

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  • T P
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The German in the green house (house 4), who drinks coffee and smokes Prince, owns the fish.

    (make a table to figure it out)

    Source(s): In 1905, Albert Einstein formulated E=MC2 which says that energy has always existed, either as mass or energy. The bible says God is light. Light is energy. So God being Energy, has always existed and was never created, because energy always has existed and always will exist.
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  • Hey you should have written something like "no cheating" coz one of your answerers have easily got this answer from "Google...."

    But here goes my answer [which I did it myself, not with the help google] :

    It took me about 1/2 an hour and since I'm one of the last ones to answer don't think I cheated from the other's answers...>_<

    Houses in order of their arrangement ....

    1) Yellow House:Norwegian, Cat, Water and Dunhill

    2) Blue House:Danish, Horse, Tea, Blends

    3) Red House: British, Birds, Milk, Pall Mall

    4)Green House: German, Fish, Coffee, Prince

    5)White House: Swedish, Dog, Beer, Blue Master

    So the, German has the fish....

    So did we all get it right?[except for some]

    Are we all in the top 2% of inteligent people in the world..?

    Source(s): It becomes quite easy when you work on the arrangements of the house first.... By the way thanks for sharing this with us....It was very interesting !!! Here is a *Star*..<(^_^)/..for you....
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the german owns the fish, here's what i figured out,

    first house: norwegian,yellow, water, dunhill, cats

    second house: dane, blue, tea, blends, horses

    third house: brit, red, milk, pall mall, birds

    fourth house: german, green, coffee, prince, fish

    fifth house: swede, white, beer, blue master, dog

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    German who lives in the green house drinks coffee and smokes prince owns the fish...Wasnt too hard if you make an excel spreedsheet/chart. Everything withs into place rather well. Remind me of like a sudoku almost.

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  • GargVK
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    THE EXPLANATION FOR THE RIDDLE IS HERE

    House no. V IV III II I

    Nationality GERMAN SWEDISH BRITISH DANISH NORWEGIAN

    Drink COFFEE BEAR MILK TEA WATER

    Smoke PRINCE BLUE MASTERPALL MALL BLENDS DUNHILL

    Colour GREEN WHITE RED BLUE YELLOW

    PetFISH DOGS BIRDS HORSE CATS

    German

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  • 3 years ago

    Top Intelligent People

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  • 1 decade ago

    i only found out that

    1. the Norwegian owns de yellow house n smokes Dunhill

    2. the 2. house is blue n de owner keep horses as pets

    3. the 3. is red n de Brit is de owner n he drinks milk

    4. the 4th hose is green

    5. is white which de owner drinks coffe

    One needs some mathemathical methods be4 he/she can solve it.

    thnx 2 google i found out dat de german owns de fish. lol

    was very educative.u made me crack my brain a lil

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