It is popularly known as the Albert Einstein Riddle, although its authorship remains a mystery.
The enigma has been around for a long time on social networks, where it is suggested that 98% of the population is unable to solve it.
The most daring opinions assure that Einstein did not formulate this enigma as an intelligence test, but as a strategy to free himself from intense students. The statement of the riddle is simple:
To avoid thinking about what to wear, Einstein always wore gray suits.
In a street there are five houses of different colors, and in each house lives a person of different nationality. Each owner drinks a single type of beverage, smokes a single brand of cigarettes, and has a different pet than their neighbors. From the 15 clues presented below, the slogan that must be answered is: “Who owns the fish?”
1. The Brit lives in the red house
2. The Swede has a pet dog
3. The Dane drinks tea
4. The Norwegian lives in the first house
5. The German smokes Prince
6. The green house is immediately to the left of the white one
7. The owner of the green house drinks coffee
8. The owner who smokes Pall Mall raises birds
9. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill
10. The man who lives in the house in the center drinks milk
11. The neighbor who smokes Blends lives next door to the one who has a cat
12. The man who owns a horse lives next door to the one who smokes Dunhill
13. The owner who smokes Bluemaster drinks beer
14. The neighbor who smokes Blends lives next to the one who drinks water
15. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house
The only way to find the solution is to cross the data of these 15 statements. There are multiple formulas to do it (on YouTube there are several examples), and this is the definitive combination:
Solving the riddle.
Thus, the owner of the fish is the German neighbor. Is it the 2% of the population that did it? Or the 98% who couldn’t?