A riddle thought to be created by Einstein when he was but a mere lad and only two percent of the world’s population are said to be capable of solving has recently resurfaced. The question is, have you got the grey matter required to solve it?
Business Insider reported that Einstein’s riddle has also been attributed to Alice In Wonderland author Lewis Carrol. And though there’s no evidence to suggest the great surrealist actually wrote it, there’s no hard and fast proof which links it to Einstein either.
Yet, its mind-bending mischief and brain baffling complexity is such that it was more than likely conjured up by the frizzy haired genius at a young age.
So are you ready to pull on your Dr. Spock ears, get logical, and see if you can figure out what has left 98 percent of the population clueless for decades? Without further ado, here is Einstein’s riddle in all its headache inducing glory. On your marks, get set, think!
“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.”
Now here’s some other facts to help you solve Einstein’s mind bender.
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.
Now to solve Einstein’s dilemma. Just answer the simple question.
“Who owns the fish?”
If you’re but a mere mortal denied access to the elevated and rare heights of the super intelligent, then you’re not alone in being completely baffled on just how a soul’s supposed to work out the answer to Einstein’s riddle. So come sup with the common herd and dine at the banquet of the bundled and botched as we watch a video on how to solve Einstein’s riddle step by step with the simple art of logical thinking.