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indy
Marjan posted this riddle on the Mystfriends forum. I thought it was a nice one for the GoG forum too. Let's see if we can beat the 2% tongue.gif

QUOTE
ALBERT EINSTEIN'S RIDDLE

ARE YOU IN THE TOP 2% OF INTELLIGENT PEOPLE IN THE WORLD?
SOLVE THE RIDDLE AND FIND OUT.

There are no tricks, just pure logic, so good luck and don't give up.

1. In a street there are five houses, painted five different colours.
2. In each house lives a person of different nationality
3. These five homeowners each drink a different kind of beverage, smoke
different brand of cigar and keep a different pet.

THE QUESTION: WHO OWNS THE FISH?

HINTS

1. The Brit lives in a red house.
2. The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
3. The Dane drinks tea.
4. The Green house is on the left of the White house.
5. The owner of the Green house drinks coffee.
6. The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
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 man who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
11. The man who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
12. The man who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
13. The German smokes Prince.
14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
15. The man who smokes Blends has a neighbour who drinks water.

ALBERT EINSTEIN WROTE THIS RIDDLE EARLY DURING THE 19th CENTURY. HE
SAID THAT 98% OF THE WORLD POPULATION WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SOLVE IT.


I'm not posting the answer yet. Please post the answer using a spoiler tag so more people can try it. Also post the way how you solved it so we can see you do not belong to the 98 % of clever people that used google to solve it lmao.gif
Golden Wedge
Shorah,
No Google here!

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I can solve the riddle, but having trouble getting the solution to line up.

Thanks for the fun Indy,
marjan
well that was quick GW!!! clapping.gif
you really belong to to the 2%.... worship.gif
Tech
Sweet - I love these logic puzzles.

Is it considered cheating if I used excel unsure.gif
I started off with pen and paper, but then realised I had the perfect tool in front of me lmao.gif

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I think GW did it quicker than me, although I think that was due to lack of coffee.
I struggled for a while at one point, but as soon as I got coffee, I got past my sticking point within about 5 mins thumbsup.gif

Hopefully my boss won't notice the hour and a half I 'invested' in exercising my brain wink3.gif

Good one Indy!!

tux.gif
Robyn
Got it!

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Dragonkin
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Nyrphame Danilaise
Ok here is my answer:

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Am I right?

edited for SPEELING..

nerf.
JesusAddict3791
I love logic puzzles! yay.gif
I haven't started it yet, but I did put together an Excell sheet for it. I thought maybe others would want to print it out and use it themselves. smile.gif

Edit: Ok, I got it. That wasn't very hard. smile.gif
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indy
You all are great !! clapping.gif

98 reads 6 correct answers that is more as 2 % clapping.gif

So the IQ of MYst players is really high tongue.gif
L'lee
QUOTE (indy @ Aug 26 2005, 07:20 AM)
THE QUESTION: WHO OWNS THE FISH?
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What I got was:
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Windy RedOak
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Well i think i got it

plus i think that 98% back then is not the same as now adays
I think now its about 78% of the world population
coelho_buda
It's still the same Windy. This one is cultural unbiased. It requires higher abstract reasoning and logical thought as well as a dash of lateral thinking to solve.
L'lee
I still think that to get the "right" answer, you have to make an assumption that may, or may not, be valid... (that "fish" is the unmentioned pet)

Nowhere in the "hints" does it say that anyone owns fish... the only mention of it is in the question... so, technically, the "right answer"
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could own a raccoon, rabbit or cow and the answer would then be: "none of them" lmao.gif
4dak
i am trying to solve it right now i will post when i solve it.
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