There is a bit of mystery surrounding the following riddle.
According to some, it was written by Einstein when he was young. Others attribute it to Louis Carol.
Still a third faction insists that it is something known as the Zebra Puzzle. It is also (seemingly arbitrarily) estimated that only 2% of people on the planet can solve it. Think you’re one of them? Yes, you could cheat and Google the answer, but then you wouldn’t know, would you? Good luck.
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There are five houses in five different colors in a row. In each house lives a person with a different nationality. The five 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 Brit lives in the red house.
- The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
- The Dane drinks tea.
- The green house is on the immediate left of the white house.
- The green house’s owner drinks coffee.
- The owner who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
- The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
- The owner living in the center house drinks milk.
- The Norwegian lives in the first house.
- The owner who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
- The owner who keeps the horse lives next to the one who smokes Dunhill.
- The owner who smokes Bluemasters drinks beer.
- The German smokes Prince.
- The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
- The owner who smokes Blends lives next to the one who drinks water.
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The question is: Who owns the fish?
There is no trickery in this riddle, there is an actual answer. All it requires is logic and, often, a pen and a piece of paper.
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