Albert Einstein's Riddle

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  1. Starkiller

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    Don't post the answer here and spoil it for everyone else. It's pretty tough, but not nearly as tough as it sounds. I doubt that 98% of people couldn't get it...

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    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 next to, and 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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  2. Crash Override

    Crash Override inVINCEable

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    Wow. All I can say is wow.
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  3. Childress79

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    I found that very tough.

    It took me an hour & 6 minutes but I felt very satisfied when I'd done it. :))
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  4. Gunny

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    Damn I'm good.
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  5. Gunny

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    :werd:
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  6. Vigsted

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    hmm, not that bad, less than 25 minutes

    of course, I have a sneaking feeling I've seen it before
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  7. Starkiller

    Starkiller 9

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    I had never seen it before, but it has been around a long time.
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  8. LazyManJackson

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    I just couldn't be bothered, I hate riddles...
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  9. PhiSlammaJamma

    PhiSlammaJamma Critical Possession

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    I made a leap and got it in about 30 minutes, there is a short cut that leaves out some variables, but it took me about an hour and a half to prove to myself I got it right.
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  10. Gunny

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    I was stuck for a little and then for some reason it just clicked.
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