A Riddle

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One of my oldest, dearest, bestest friend sent me this riddle. It took him 29 minutes to solve it. Now, he’s of a higher intelligence level than I am in my opinion (he thinks differently) so I’m lucky if I get it in under that time. I started working on it today at 5:25 p.m. It is now 5:33 p.m. and I am totally lost! So, as you in my blog circle are such smarties … give it a crack. The link my friend sent me has the answer linked at the bottom and I have fought very hard not to make that fateful click … so I’ll just place the riddle here and you all take a crack at it. To give everyone a chance, I’ll leave the riddle open for suggested answers up to Tuesday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. (Jamaica Time). Post your answers in the comments and on Wednesday … no no no … Thursday, December 8, I will click on the answer and post it. So … have fun everyone!!

Einstein’s Riddle

ALBERT EINSTEIN’S RIDDLE

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 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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7 responses »

  1. Oh shit! I got it!! I can’t believe it! I got it!! At 5:45 p.m., I figured out the riddle and I’m so smart!! I won’t put the answer … I’ll wait and close the entries as I had posted.

  2. I’m glad you got it, call me stupid….but I DON’T GET IT!!!

    I read it a thousand times, maybe I’m thinking to hard…I don’t know but it’s just not coming to me.

    I will check back later to see the answer.

    If anyone else get’s it let a sista know! *smile*

    ~Smooches~

  3. Serendipity, would you believe that a guy I work with solved it without using paper and in just about 10 minutes!

    I have to respect him more now. He MUST beas as bright as he thinks he is!

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