View Full Version : Einstein's Riddle... Are you in the top 2%?

Adam Stemp-Johnson
10-16-2011, 11:06 AM
Hello friends :)

Today I'd like to present you with 'Einstein's Riddle'.

Now whether the man himself came up with it or not, that's open to debate.

However the claim is that only 2% of people who try to solve this riddle, can... or do, I don't know.

There might have been like an hour or two hour time limit, again, I don't know. But it's tough.

Did I do it?

I won't say :p

Let's go...

THE QUESTION: Who Owns The Fish?

THE SITUATION: You are on a street, looking at 5 Separate Houses.

Each House is painted a different Colour (yes... ColoUr :p) and has one man living inside.

Each man is of a different nationality.

Each man drinks a different beverage, smokes a different brand of cigar and keeps a different pet.

THERE ARE NO TRICKS: Just pure logic. It can be done.


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.

Good luck... and grab a pen and paper. Seriously :p

Rob Toth
02-16-2012, 07:02 PM
I've copied this out and will entertain myself with it later. During non-office time. Thanks.

Eric Conklin
02-24-2012, 04:41 PM
Same here :D

Gotta get stuff done first but it looks cool...

Sam Zahedi
10-19-2012, 03:17 PM
Pretty cool stuff :) I was able to do it in less than an hour!

Tip: be organized and write the stuff down

12-31-2012, 05:12 PM
45 minutes of pure procrastination. Thanks Albert Einstein lol

Tip: Microsoft Excel ;)

Delton Doucet
05-14-2013, 12:43 PM
I'll just pay someone at Fiverr to get me the answer...lol

Iva Embley
04-26-2016, 03:52 PM
Haha... used to love these... but there is too much to do right now - have to wait for a cozy rainy day to enjoy this one...
Or maybe what AE really meant is that every now and then we have to stop everything, do one of these puzzles, reshuffle and refresh out brains and everything will go much faster afterwards ;-)

Bren Murphy
09-27-2016, 07:40 AM
Wow lucky I have a spare whiteboard and a dry eraser - this will be fun!