Einstein's Riddle

Steve Graham js.graham at home.com
Sun Mar 11 19:49:56 CET 2001

Who would be interested in using his/her brain (and his computer) to solve
the following?

Steve Graham


Einstein's Riddle

Albert Einstein wrote this riddle this century [ed. 20th century].  He said
98% of the world could not solve it.

There are 5 houses in 5 different colors.  In each house lives a person with
a different nationality.  The 5 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.

The question is: "Who owns the fish?"


The Brit lives in the red house.

The Sweed 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 center 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 the horse lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.

The owner who smokes Bluemasters drinks beer.

The German smokes Prince.

The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.

The man who smokes Blends has a neighbor who drinks water.

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