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Can You Solve Einstein's Famous Riddle?

They say this riddle was conjured up by the most brilliant man of those times - Albert Einstein. He claimed, at the time, that 98% of people would not be able to solve it. The riddle has no "trick" to it, it just requires good logic and persistence. Think you can solve it? You are welcome to try, and to make the job easier we've made you a table you can print and use to write down your answers. Just follow the hints left by the legendary scientist. Good luck!


Einstein's Riddle

A priceless fish has been stolen, and the detectives, after much work, have decided it was stolen by the owner of one of 5 houses. They cannot choose the wrong house or they might alert the thief. Can you help them locate the person who has the fish?


The situation

There are 5 houses in five different colors.
In each house lives a person of a different nationality.
These five 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.

albert einstein's riddle


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 house's owner 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 blends lives next to the one who keeps cats
The man who keeps horses 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


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