This is a very famous puzzle, allegedly invented by Albert Einstein as a boy, and reputedly the hardest puzzle in the world. It is said only 2% of people can solve it. There is no trickery involved, all that is required is appliance of logic to build up the complete picture from the supplied information, which then answers the puzzle.
There are five houses painted different colours, and a person of different nationality lives in each house. The five owners each drink a different beverage, play a different sport and own a different pet.
- The Briton lives in the red house
- The Swede keeps a dog
- The Dane drinks tea
- The green house is on the left of the white house
- The green house's owner drinks coffee
- The footballer owns a bird
- The yellow house's owner plays baseball
- The person in the middle house drinks milk
- The Norwegian lives in the first house
- The volleyball player lives next to the cat owner
- The horse owner lives next to the baseball player
- The tennis player drinks beer
- The German plays hockey
- The Norwegian lives next to the blue house
- The volleyball player's neighbour drinks water
Who owns the fish?
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