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Einstein’s Riddle June 29, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — the108 @ 5:02 am

Einstein wrote the following riddle. He said that 98% of the world could not solve it. But several NIEHS scientists were able to solve it, and they said it’s not all that hard if you pay attention and are very patient. Give it a try:

There are 5 houses in 5 different colors in a row. 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. Other facts:

1. The Brit lives in the red house.
2. The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
3. The Dane drinks tea.
4. The green house is on the immediate left of the white house.
5. The green house’s owner drinks coffee.
6. The owner who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
8. The owner living in the center house drinks milk.
9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
10. The owner who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
11. The owner who keeps the horse lives next to the one who smokes Dunhill.
12. The owner who smokes Bluemasters drinks beer.
13. The German smokes Prince.
14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
15. The owner who smokes Blends lives next to the one who drinks water.

The question is: WHO OWNS THE FISH?

This took me two hours to figure it out, but I eventually did, although a bunch of lists and diagrams were scribbled madly on paper to accomplish it…LOL.

I’m sure you could Google the answer, but try to see if you can do it on your own. And I feel that I should second the advice of the scientists and say…. be patient and try not to get frustrated.

Have fun exercising your brains!


16 Responses to “Einstein’s Riddle”

  1. amanda Says:

    I’m seriously jealous. All I could get right was the order of the color of the houses. I haven’t given up yet, though.

  2. Empress Bee (of the High Sea) Says:

    i is way to early for this! i just want to see kitty or kiddy photos!

    smiles, bee

  3. Bond Says:

    thanks for jamming my brain so early…sheesh

  4. Mags Says:

    I must wake up more to do this, but I am looking forward to something to do later today at work. I won’t cheat.

    But then I probably won’t get the answer. LOL.

  5. Thomas Says:

    By posting such a complicated brainbuster on Friday, Kyra, I can’t help but come to the conclusion that you are a ballbuster.

  6. EC Says:

    I love these things!! I’ll be here for hours now, lol.

  7. Lois Grebowski Says:

    My feeble brain isn’t capabale of such complicated thought…I did want to say I love your new masthead! :-D)

    How ya holding up, dear?

  8. the108 Says:

    Amanda: I am wondering how you were able to get the colors of the houses without getting anything else…lol. And… jealous of what?? You’ll get it, too… the key is to not get frustrated when your brain gets tied in a massive knot and throw something through the computer screen. Which I wanted to do couple of times…lol.

    Bee: We have a kitty blog, now…lol. It’s up and John has written a post in it and later today we will have to add some links and stuff to the sidebar. I’ll send you the link!

    Bond: You of all people can figure this out. Smooch!

    Mags: Yes! Do it! We must all rove our genius!!

    Tommy: I have decided that I shall be posting a brainbuster every friday. Mags has Toosdae ?’s and I need my THING. I am a ballbuster, huh? Although, I started off my THING with the hardest one, methinks…lol.

    Erin: Get a pencil and some paper! This is not something you can do mentally ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lois: I am doing fabulous, my lovely. How are you?

  9. Starrlight Says:

    My head hurts but I think I got it ๐Ÿ˜›

  10. the108 Says:

    Starr: Your answer was correct! If anyone else wants to email me what they came up with, feel free. I will ask, though, that you must include what house, cigar, and beverage the person uses so that we can be assured there were no random guesses:-)

  11. Mags Says:

    It took me about 50 minutes, but I got it. Do you want me to say who it is?

  12. the108 Says:

    Mags: No! Email me!

  13. Dotty Says:

    i have no clue what it is, i “think” we have the answer to the riddle first i want to say if we do, i had it in 30 minutes, but harold wouldnt hear of it, since i was just writting down answers….but it looks like it worked, so we worked thru it “his way” and came up with the same answers. where did you find the riddle? the answer? goodness it was a toughy, we did the riddle his way and it was about an hour into it before we got it. send me your email and ill see if we got it right. thanks

  14. Dotty Says:

    eek the first part of my entry was deleted…should read”i dont know what your email is, i have no clue” lol please send it to me . thanks

  15. jolie-jordan Says:

    no one owns the fish because it was eaten for dinner.
    Yeah…well prove me wrong…
    Show me the fish. (S)


  16. Susie PSU Says:

    There’s always more fish in the sea. I say we just go to the beach to check!

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