It’s said that only 2% of the world population can solve this riddle, which is claimed to have been written by Albert Einstein as a boy. Some attributed the riddle to have been written by Lewis Carrol. Either way, it’s wickedly clever and is popularly called the “Einstein’s riddle.”
Try to figure it out and see if you belong to the 2%:
There are five houses in five different colors in a row. In each house lives a person with a different nationality. The 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.
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?
Those of you who haven’t the patience to figure it out can just watch this video. It will take you through the process of solving it step by step.