The following riddle is claimed to have been invented by the renowned genius and the theoretical physicist Albert Einstein during the 19th century when he was just a boy. There is no clear evidence who actually came up with this, so some say this riddle was created by Lewis Carrol.
Widely known as Einstein’s Riddle, a number of reports suggest that 98% of the world’s population will not be able to solve it. Well, regardless of who actually devised the riddle, I do not think this will be immensely complicated, provided you have enough patience to think it through, followed by strong dedication and determination. There are no tricks involved.
Here is the riddle. See if you are in that 2% of the world’s population who can solve it.
There are 5 houses in five different colors. In each house lives a person with a different nationality. These 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 question is: Who owns the fish?
Clues to Einstein’s Riddle:
- 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.
Like I said above, there are no tricks involved. All you need is logic. Answer if found and do share how you deduce the riddle in the comments.
Things may get complicated with every step, so here is the step-by-step guide to solve Einstein’s Riddle.