Einstein’s riddle that only 2% of the population can solve

Einstein’s riddle is one of the most famous logic exercises. It is usually accompanied by the phrase “only 2% of people can solve it”. This percentage is not the result of a scientific research, but an urban legend.
The reason it bears the name of the famous physicist is that, according to popular theory, Albert Einstein was its creator.

Here is Einstein’s riddle

On one street there are five houses with five different colors. In each house there is a person of different nationality. The five owners drink a certain type of drink, smoke a certain brand of cigarettes and have a certain pet.
They all have different pets, smoke different brands of cigarettes and consume different types of drinks.
The following information is provided:

  1. The Briton lives in the red house
  2. The Swede has a dog
  3. The Dane drinks tea
  4. The green house is to the left of the white one
  5. The owner of the green house drinks coffee
  6. The owner who smokes Pall Mall cigarettes has a bird
  7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill cigarettes
  8. The owner of the house in the middle drinks milk
  9. The Norwegian lives in the first house
  10. The owner who smokes Blends cigarettes lives next to the one who has cats
  11. The owner who has a horse lives near the Dunhill smoker
  12. The owner who smokes Blue Masters cigarettes drinks beer
  13. The German smokes the Price cigarette brand
  14. The Norwegian lives near the blue house
  15. The owner who smokes Blends lives next to the one who drinks water

The question is: what nationality does the fish owner have?

If you want to solve the riddle yourself, please do not read the solution below and take a piece of paper and a pen to test your logical skills. By putting all the data in a table and making logical arrangements, you can get the result.


Finally, the pet row will intersect with the nationality column. Therefore, the German is the owner of the fish.

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