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Can you solve Einstein's riddle?

I know, I know. It is Friday and you probably do not want to use your brain for another couple of days, but we have something special for you today.

Do you know the riddle that Einstein invented when he was just a boy? Apparently only 2% of population can solve it, but I am pretty sure that it could be more. It might take you some time (it took me app 20 minutes and I truly believe that you will be better) and with patience you will get the right result.

If you have solved it before, please do not comment or give us the result immediately and let your friends try to solve it as well. Obviously you can find the result on the internet, but it is up to you if you want to try. It's way more fun than a sudoku puzzle!


Einstein's riddle

The situation

  1. There are 5 houses in five different colours.
  2. In each house lives a person with a different nationality.
  3. These five owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar and keep a certain pet.
  4. No owner has the same pet, smokes the same brand of cigar or drinks the same beverage.
The question is: Who owns the fish?

The picture is not a hint 
  • 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 centre 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 neighbour who drinks water

Can you solve this riddle? If so please write your answer into a comment under the blogpost or post a comment on our Facebook. We will tell you next week if your answers are right. 
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