View Full Version : OT. The Friday Puzzle

Ian B
06-08-2012, 11:31 AM
Many of you will have seen this before, but for those who haven't, it's a nice little puzzle.

Supposedly, Albert Einstein once posed a brain teaser that he predicted only 2% of the worlds population would be able to solve. Here it is:

1. There are 5 houses in 5 different colours.
2. In each house lives a person with a different nationality.
3. These 5 owners drink a certain beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigarette and keep a certain pet.
4. No owners have the same pet, brand of cigaratte, or drink.

1. The Brit lives in a red house
2. The Swede keeps a dog
3. The Dane drinks tea
4. The green house is on the left of the white house.
5. The green house owner drinks coffee.
6. The person who smokes Pall Mall keeps birds.
7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
8. The man living in the house right in the center drinks milk
9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
10. The man who smokes Blend lives next to the one who keeps cats
11. The man who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill
12. The owner who smokes Camel drinks beer
13. The German smokes Marlborough.
14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house
15. The man who smokes Blend has a neighbour who drinks water.

The question is, who keeps the fish?

The answer's easy enough to find on the web, of course. Much more satisfying to work it out for yourself though...


John Stevenson
06-08-2012, 11:41 AM
I vote Black Forest.

06-08-2012, 11:44 AM
Nah you got it wrong.
Albert Einstein said that only 2% of the worlds population has enough free time to waste to solve it.

A.K. Boomer
06-08-2012, 11:45 AM
Ohh Oh oh the Italian --- the Italian keeps the fish...

Hey wait a minute, who has a fish as a pet anyways? technically is a fish a pet? I mean who pets a fish?

I don't think I like the way this smells, Somethin kinda Alberty here...

06-08-2012, 11:47 AM
The White house?

A.K. Boomer
06-08-2012, 06:26 PM
If anybody can actually do this in their head they are a genius,

I had to draw 5 squares and start putting the answers in them.

06-08-2012, 07:51 PM
Yeah 5 squares and I'll admit to between 10-20 min to figure it out

Harold Mulder

Dr Stan
06-08-2012, 09:46 PM
I had to draw 5 squares and start putting the answers in them.

What's wrong with that?

A.K. Boomer
06-08-2012, 09:50 PM
Just making a distinction --- i bet a really good chess player could do it all in his head...

06-08-2012, 09:57 PM
So,Who & what color house?

06-09-2012, 12:06 AM
Frankly I was trying to figure out how none drink, yet do

A.K. Boomer
06-09-2012, 12:33 AM
So,Who & what color house?

When you get it don't tell the answer or it will ruin it for others,,, really is a good puzzle Ian B. thank you and I wish we had about one of those a week as I very much enjoyed it.

mike os
06-09-2012, 12:38 PM
thats easy.... me;)