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#1
Back in the 1900s Einstein made this logic/riddle/puzzle and said that only 2% of the population of the world was going to be able to solve this. So how many of UG can solve this puzzle?
I solved it and I know the answer, it's good puzzle/riddle, took me about 40minutes to solve it.

Here it is:

Facts:
There are 5 houses in five different colors. They are lined up in a row side by side.

In each house lives a person with a different nationality.

These 5 owners drink a certain drink, smoke a certain brand of tobacco and keep a certain pet.

No owners have the same pet, smoke the same tobacco, or drink the same drink.


The Big Question is:
Who owns the Fish?


Hints:
1. The Brit lives in the red house
2. The Swede keeps dogs as pets
3. The Dane drinks tea
4. As you look at the 5 houses from across the street, the green house is adjacent to the left of the white house
5. The green house owner drinks coffee
6. The person who smokes Pall Mall raises 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 Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats
11. The man who keeps horses lives next to the one who smokes Dunhill
12. The owner who smokes Bluemaster drinks juice
13. The German smokes Prince
14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house
15. The man who smokes Blend has a neighbor who drinks water.
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#3
...it doesnt say?
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#4
the Norwegian.

when i saw fish, and saw Norwegian it just sounded right.


there is absolutely no real logic behind my answer.
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...it doesnt say?

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#6
Post the answer later on, since i spent hours and hours on this and never figured it out
#7
How about you actually do the puzzle and then realize something at the end of "completing" the process of solving it?

It does take logic to solve it by the way, it takes 2 sides of logic to solve it.
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It's quite easy to solve. I did it once before.

EDIT: The part about only 2% being able to solve it is bs.
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It's quite easy to solve. I did it once before.



Yep, ok. Solve it then.
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It's quite easy to solve. I did it once before.

EDIT: The part about only 2% being able to solve it is bs.



You sure you've solved it correctly?

There's actually 2 answers, one that isn't correct and the other that is. But that's my thinking, only einstein could give us the correct answer. It has to be one of those 2 answers (which obviously not going to ghive out unless everyone wants it lol)

If only 2% of the world solve it like he said i'm really sure I know which of the 2 is the answer.
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#14
its the german

1st house:
Norwegian, yellow, cats, dunhill, water.

2nd:
Dane, blue,horse,blends,tea

3rd:
brit, red, birds, pallmall, milk

4th:
German, green, fish, princes, coffee

5th:
Swede, white, dogs, bluemasters, beer.
#16
4th green house, smokes Prince, drinks coffee, is German and has the fish...
that was the answer I got.....
If you use MS Excel it is a piece of cake...

EDIT:Btw, there are 6.000.000.000 people on earth, half don't know how to read in english and the other 48% is stupid....
That leaves you with 120.000.000 people able to slove this puzzle...
Do you think that is low?
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#18
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4th green house, smokes Prince, drinks coffee, is German and has the fish...
that was the answer I got.....
If you use MS Excel it is a piece of cake...

EDIT:Btw, there are 6.000.000.000 people on earth, half don't know how to read in english and the other 48% is stupid....
That leaves you with 120.000.000 people able to slove this puzzle...
Do you think that is low?



98% of the people who try to solve the puzzle won't solve it.
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it's the german, took me 10 minutes to figure out
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#24
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Okay, so we can assure that 100% of the people who do it can solve it?
The only hard thing was getting a big enough sheet of paper to write
Luckily I have a PC....



100% of the people solve it incorrectly
You realiuze you solved it incorrectly when you've finished, if you think about why Einstein said that only 2% would solve it, then you realize the answer you got is incorrect.

Edit: 100% of the people who try to solve it with motivation solve it correctly, BUT everyone's answer (if they didn't tink enough after they solved it) is wrong to Einstein
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#25
1 - Norwegian - Yellow House - Water - Dunhill - Cat
2 - Dane - Blue House - Tea - Blend - Horses
3 - Brit - Red House - Milk - Pall Mall - Birds
4 - German - Green House - Coffee - Prince - Fish
5 - Swede - White House - Juice - Bluemaster - Dogs

If you do Sudoku well, you can answer this.

Edit: Edited to organize it.
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#26
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100% of the people solve it incorrectly
You realiuze you solved it incorrectly when you've finished, if you think about why Einstein said that only 2% would solve it, then you realize the answer you got is incorrect.

Edit: 100% of the people who try to solve it with motivation solve it correctly, BUT everyone's answer (if they didn't tink enough after they solved it) is wrong to Einstein

Yes, but the only answer that would be correct to Einstein would be something like "The German then moved faster than the speed of light, creating a black hole which killed the fish. Thus, nobody owns the fish."

EDIT: Or it could be the Norwegian, who owns the fish to feed his cat.
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Yes, but the only answer that would be correct to Einstein would be something like "The German then moved faster than the speed of light, creating a black hole which killed the fish. Thus, nobody owns the fish."



Lol it's not likle that, it's fairly easy, it's in the facts and the question.
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#28
The German.



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#30
German is right? **** yes! That made my day.
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#31
^^^ The Dane keeps giraffes? Wtf?

I got the same as the people who have organised their stuff into an easy to read way:

Norwegian | Dane | Brit | German | Swede
Yellow | Blue | Red | Green | White
Cats | Horses | Birds | *Fish* | Dogs
Water | Tea | Milk | Coffee | Juice
Dunhill | Blends | Pall Mall | Prince | Bluemaster


As you can see, I decided not to make it easy to read , I think I should have gone across, not down.

Norwegian; Yellow; Cats; Water; Dunhill
Dane; Blue; Horses; Tea; Blends
Brit; Red; Birds; Milk; Pall Mall
German; Green; *Fish*; Coffee; Prince
Swede; White; Dogs; Juice; Bluemaster.
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#34
I'll spoil the answer when most people agree for me to put it.
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100% of the people solve it incorrectly
You realiuze you solved it incorrectly when you've finished, if you think about why Einstein said that only 2% would solve it, then you realize the answer you got is incorrect.

Edit: 100% of the people who try to solve it with motivation solve it correctly, BUT everyone's answer (if they didn't tink enough after they solved it) is wrong to Einstein


So what is Einstein's answer?
Cause using the basics of logic, the puzzle can be solved....
As long as all the conditions are true, the answer is logically correct, maybe not the one Einstein was expecting.
I don't know how Einstein thought of another method to obtain the answer....

Or is it one of those riddles that say "Germans can't have fishes, they EAT THEM LOPLO!!"?
Maybe not
#37
I haven't done it but I read through the clues, and it never says anyone has the fish, so I'll say no one has the fish and its a trick question
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I haven't done it but I read through the clues, and it never says anyone has the fish, so I'll say no one has the fish and its a trick question

fail

edit: or maybe not....
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#39
Well, someone has to own a fish, maybe not the men in the riddle, but someone elso does...
And as it asks you to identify the person who owns the fish (inside riddle or not), then you have to answer....
I say the fisherman has the fish.....

EDIT: Plus, thise kind of questions are present in most logic games (well, maybe not in the question per se, but yes in the introduction) and the incognite you have to find is never shown in the clues....

And if it indeed a trick question, then every person has the entire right to say the German has fish as a pet, as nowhere else it says otherwise, nor if the German has another pet (and certainly he has to have one)...
So if it is a trick quesiton, it is correct nonetheless taking into consideeration all the constrains given...
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