A popular riddle, allegedly created by Albert Einstein, is doing the rounds online once again.
Apparently only 2% of the world has the ability to solve it, which is a surprising stat given there are literally no tricks to the problem. It follows a logical pattern.
Below is the problem. Are you in the supposed minority who can crack it?
There is a street with five houses all in a row. Each house has a person with a different name and each house is painted a different colour. Each homeowner enjoys a different drink, owns a different type of pet and smokes a different brand of cigar.
All you have to do is work out who owns a goldfish, and to set you on your way, here are 15 clues to help.
1. The Brit lives in the red house.
2. The Swede has dogs for pets.
3. The Dane drinks tea.
4. The green house is immediately to the left of the white house.
5. The owner of the green house drinks coffee.
6. The owner of birds smokes Pall Mall.
7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
8. The man living in the centre house drinks milk.
9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
10. The person who smokes blends lives next to the owner of cats.
11. Next door to the owner of horses is the person who smokes Dunhill.
12. The person who smokes blue master drinks beer.
13. The German smokes Prince.
14. The Norwegian lives next door to the blue house.
15. The person who smokes blends has a neighbour who drinks water.
This grid may also help.
And time… starts… now!
Bored yet? The answer is at the very bottom of the article.
Here’s a video that explains how it’s done. But before you watch I do think the stats need rephrasing… only 2% of people can be arsed to solve ‘Einsteins riddle’.
The German owns the fish.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.