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    Jul 1, 2008, 03:05 PM
    I've got a riddle for you.
    Einstein's Riddle:
    Einstein has been widely credited online with the following riddle, and with the claim that 98% of the world could not solve it. But several of our NIEHS scientists were able to solve it, and they said it is not all that hard if you pay attention and are very patient. Give it a try:

    There are 5 houses in 5 different colors in a row. In each house lives a person with a different nationality. The 5 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. Other facts:
    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.


    The question is : WHO OWNS THE FISH?
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    #2

    Jul 1, 2008, 03:26 PM
    Solved it before. It helps if you graph it out.
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    #3

    Jul 1, 2008, 03:28 PM
    Dane?
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    Jul 1, 2008, 04:14 PM
    I'll post the answer tomorrow... :)
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    #5

    Jul 1, 2008, 05:28 PM
    The German owns the fish.

    Don't even ask how I got that answer because my brain still hurts. But if I'm wrong, I want to know how they got their answer. :)
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    Jul 1, 2008, 06:07 PM
    Yeah I would say the German or probably maybe the Norweign.
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    Jul 1, 2008, 06:34 PM
    Okay, by reading the clues and mainly process of elimination, here's what I think;

    The first house is Yellow, owned by the Norwegian, owns a cat, smokes Dunhill, drinks water.

    The second house is Blue, owned by the Dane, owns a horse, smokes Blends, drinks tea.

    The third house is red, owned by the Brit, owns birds, smokes Pallmall, drinks milk.

    The fourth house is Green, owned by the German, owns fish, smokes Prince, drinks coffee.

    The fifth house is white, owned by the Swede, owns dogs, smokes Bluemasters, drinks beer.

    I may be wrong, like I said, the clues and process of elimination. ;)
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    Jul 1, 2008, 07:05 PM
    Is it tomorrow yet? I HAVE to go to bed soon, but I CAN'T until I get the answer :-(
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    #9

    Jul 1, 2008, 07:08 PM
    Nope, not tomorrow, at least not where I am. I think we have to wait. I'm dying to know too. ;)
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    #10

    Jul 1, 2008, 08:49 PM
    Has to be The German , trust me Alty :)
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    #11

    Jul 1, 2008, 10:21 PM
    M, are you just saying that because I have a fish and I'm German? Remember, I also have two dogs, 4 bunnies and a bird. :)

    I sat down, and graphed it out, as best I could. I hope I'm right, otherwise I'll have to go back and find out where I went wrong. I'll go insane, I really will. Tell me I'm right. Lie if you have to. ;)
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    Jul 1, 2008, 10:30 PM
    I said trust me right :)
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    #13

    Jul 1, 2008, 10:37 PM
    I do trust you. I really do. Okay, the German has the fish, done. :):);)
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    Jul 2, 2008, 08:19 AM
    Y'all are right, it's the GERMAN the owns the FISH. :) Now wasn't that fun?
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    #15

    Jul 2, 2008, 08:26 AM
    My brain still hurts. ;)
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    #16

    Jul 2, 2008, 08:38 AM
    Poor Alty!

    Just convince yourself that you gained brain cells back. Haha
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    #17

    Jul 2, 2008, 08:40 AM
    I can do that. I have to admit, it wasn't easy figuring out that riddle. I made a few mistakes, had to go back, re-read, re-figure, and scream a few times. It helped that I had beer. ;) Beer kills brain cells, crap, I'm in trouble. ;)
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    #18

    Jul 2, 2008, 10:26 AM
    Ahhh! I gave up after a half hour and 3 pages of scribbled-out notes! :0
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    #19

    Jul 2, 2008, 11:02 AM
    At least I'm keeping you on your toes. :)
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    Jul 2, 2008, 11:29 AM
    On our toes?

    Are you kidding?

    I'm on the floor in the fetal position.

    It was late by the time I found the post, and I just couldn't think straight. Not fair! Lol

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