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    So of you might have seen this before. There is not cheating. You cannot Search for the answer on the web. I got the answer in 45 min. If you want the link to the answer just PM me and i will send you the link.

    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 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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    There is plenty of info. There is a breaking point where everything just falls into place. If you are unsure and give up look it up. It's pretty cool once you get it. There is various methods of doing. Create a table and associate all the items. It's kinda Einsteins DBA side of him.

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    ok, I got it:
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    Statistically, 20% of people should get it just by guessing. Besides, this isn't a test of intelligence, just logic, persistence, concentration, how interested you are in proving to yourself how clever you are, etc.
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    It's all logic.
    dimava good job. It's all logic. Just remember if you cheated you are only cheating yourself. It' funny cause all the developers at my job are constantly coming up with new riddles. I guess it's good. Keeps your logic on it's toes.

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    logic != intelligence.
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    why would I cheat? it just takes all the fun out of it
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    Originally posted by jjortiz
    HE SAID THAT 98% OF THE WORLD POPULATION WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SOLVE IT.
    How did he know? Did he survey them?

    He was a pretty smart physisist (I can't even spell the word), but that does not making everything he said true?

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    I found the question interesting. Knowing that times have changed since his time and people are more logical now. So does that mean that the percentage rate has gone to to maybe 80 %. It's all about logic, but some people take it for intellegence. Programmers are all logic. Would'nt you guys say?

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    I've done it.

    Checked against dimavas result.

    heheh! I'm in the top 2%

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    You won't belive me but i did this in 10 minutes
    hint: tape and foils
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    I did it in about 20-30 minutes but I spent most of that time being bugged by people...

    I love logic puzzles

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    but I spent most of that time being bugged
    I didn't realise the CIA were that desperate to find the answer.

    I got it in about 10 minutes, but I made an educated guess that happened to be right.
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    BTW, to all who were confused as to why Sam's guess was educated... It's a well known fact that Fish-People like fish....

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    That wasn't my guess, but I'm sure everyone will thank you for neutering yourself with a rusty fork so as not to risk making any more of you.

    I guessed that cat people like cats because otherwise there wasn't any real way of proceeding.
    Last edited by Sam Finch; Apr 6th, 2001 at 12:08 PM.
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    I'd never do a thing like that..... It was you who neudered yourself with a rusty fork.....

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    Dennis that was pretty good timing. I was also bugged here at work while i was doing it. I am going to post another one. Don't you think there should be a riddle forum here?

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    Sounds like a good idea I love riddles..

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    I never daid you did, I merely said that people would thank you for doing it.
    Last edited by Sam Finch; Apr 6th, 2001 at 01:17 PM.
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    What idea? I never accused you of accusing me of revealing the answer....

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    The thing here is that everyone knows the answer, but there is a chart that goes along with the answer. If you have answered the question take a look at dimava's attachment and that is what you are suppose to answer.

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    When I saw this Question first...I thought this is some
    kind of joke ! So I Ignored it. But after seeing
    people post here, I chose to read it.

    Well, it took me appoximately 25 minutes to solve after
    reading the question thrice.

    All it took me is two sheets of paper, a pencil and a pen.
    First I arranged the elements as in this figure.



    Now Reading the clues one by one, I related the elements
    schematically.



    Elements belonging to the same house were
    joined vertically and relations like 'next to' were
    joined sideways. Now after this if you take a look they
    look like a virtual jig saw puzzle blocks but slightly more
    complicated. The numbers in the circles indicate the hint
    number that related them.

    And Finally I draw a Table like in this figure



    Now as our lego blocks say, I put Norwegian in house1
    and blue as the house color in the next column.
    Also since the center house 3, has bevearge milk in figure 2,
    i put milk as beverage in column 3 of figure 3.

    Next we proceed to fit in the rest of the blocks.

    As an example...taking green-coffee-white block we see that
    it can only fit as shown in figure 3 ...because

    If we place green in column 1, white clashes with the already
    present blue in column 2. similarly we cannot place green
    in column 2, not in column 3 because the beverage is already
    milk. cannot be in column 5 because then there is no column to
    place white...There fore the only way is to place green-coffee-white
    block as shown in figure 3 with green as house color in column 4.

    Similarly you have to proceed till you fill all of the table.

    I took 15 minutes to complete the rest of the table.
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    That's cool

    You should have put the charts in an attachment and give everyone else a chanse to answer. But that is the way that it is done. Again it's all logical.

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    Talking ??

    What about this theory....
    The answer is The German, right? Well what nationality was Einstein? German!!! Do you think it's some kind of a connection?

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    I did not think of that.

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    Well how did everyone arrive at the solution ?
    I did by using a systematic way.
    I could not believe it you did by guessing something.
    I checked all over the web. No one is giving how they
    solved it.

    But everyone is giving the same table arranged exactly in the same order...all strikingly similar to
    dimava's.

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    I have found that some people at my job figured it out by guessing a portion of it and then everything fit in but that only gives certain percentage of being right. I acommplished pretty much by associating the items at hand. And where the can go. Systematicaly would be the appropriate way.

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