Einstein Riddle

16.07.2018 |

Episode #4 of the course The world’s most compelling logic puzzles by John Robin


Welcome back!

Today, we will explore a puzzle claimed to have been made by Einstein himself. 98% of people are unable to solve this—at least, that’s part of the story surrounding this puzzle. Let’s see what it takes to be among the 2% who can.

Here’s the problem: There are 5 houses in 5 different colors. In each house lives a person of different nationality. The 5 owners each drink a different kind of beverage, smoke a different brand of cigar, and keep a different pet. Using the clues below, can you determine who owns the fish?

• The Brit lives in a red house.

• The Swede keeps dogs as pets.

• The Dane drinks tea.

• The green house is on the immediate left of the white house.

• The green house owner drinks coffee.

• The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.

• The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.

• The man living in the house right in the middle drinks milk.

• The Norwegian lives in the first house.

• The man who smokes Blend lives next door to the one who keeps cats.

• The man who keeps horses lives next door to the man who smokes Dunhill.

• The owner who smokes Blue Master drinks chocolate.

• The German smokes Prince.

• The Norwegian lives next door to the blue house.

• The man who smokes Blend has a neighbor who drinks water.

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