Einstein wrote this riddle last century and said that 98% of the world’s population would not be able to solve it.

• There are 5 houses that are each a different color.
• There is a person of a different nationality in each house.
• The 5 owners drink a certain drink. They each smoke a certain brand of cigarettes and also have a certain pet. No owner has the same pet, smokes the same brand of cigarettes nor drinks the same drink.
• The question is. “Who has the fish?”


1. The British man lives in the red house.
2. The Swedish man has a dog for a pet.
3. The Danish man drinks tea.
4. The greenhouse is to the left of the white house.
5. The owner of the green house drinks coffee.
6. The person that smokes Pall Mall has a bird.
7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
8. The person that lives in the middle house drinks milk.
9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
10. The person that smokes Blend, lives next to the one that has a cat.
11. The person that has a horse lives next to the one that smokes Dunhill.
12. The one that smokes Bluemaster drinks beer.
13. The German smokes Prince.
14. The Norwegian lives next to a blue house.
15. The person that smokes Blend, has a neighbor that drinks water.


If you read below you will see the answer (so don't read below until you've tried!)

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I don't want to ruin it, but I have the answer. I will hide it in this text for those who don't want to know:

a3Dgf4yeSaUrgffmhddaSvsne (Every fourth letter woodward, am I right?)

Nice one Einstein!

Btw: A friend of mine said just now 'So Einstein was wrong!' <- hehe
autyntiexnose Hitch (4th letter rule)
LOL. It's amazing how many minutes/hours/days/months people will spend to be included in the top 2%. Could your friend do it?
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He's a programmer too, his first reaction was "Uff I have enough of that everyday"

Yeah that 2% thing is a great hook!Emotion: smile
I came to the same result as you, hitch...
When I'm right, he also lives in the 2nd house, which is blue. He smokes Prince and his favorite drink is water, am I right?? Emotion: smile
I had different results, but perhaps there is more than one configuration?
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There is only one way to do it. Pemmican's results are only partly correct. (just the final answer is right)

I think I solved it.... boy did taht take a long time, but check it out!

1. MAN: Norwegian HOUSE: Yellow SMOKE: Dunhill DRINK: water PET: cat

2. MAN: Danish HOUSE: Blue SMOKE: Blend DRINK: Tea PET: Horse

3. MAN: British HOUSE: Red SMOKE: Palmal DRINK: Milk PET: Bird

4. MAN: German HOUSE: Green SMOKE: Prince DRINK: Coffee PET: [fish] <---- answer

5. MAN: Swedish HOUSE: White SMOKE: Blue Master DRINK: Beer PET: Dog
is it true that only 2% of people will get this? im not a very smart person but i got this perfectly...
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