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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C
# Take a Break
Take a break and try to figure out this Einstein riddle
It’s Einstein’s famous five houses riddle, with a twist.

SOMEONE HAS STOLEN an exotic fish from the local aquarium.

(Bear with us.)

So, you’re a detective trying to find the robber, who you know is holed up in one of five houses, standing in a row, that are painted in five different colours.

One person of a different nationality lives in each house, and all five homeowners drink a different type of beverage, smoke a different cigar brand and own a different kind of pet.

Capture Ted-Ed / YouTube Ted-Ed / YouTube / YouTube

Here are the other clues:

  • The British person lives in the red house.
  • The Swedish person 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 cigars rears birds.
  • The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
  • The owner living in the centre 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 person smokes Prince.
  • The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
  • The owner who smokes Blends lives next to the one who drinks water.

How do you find the robber without knocking on the wrong house? Ted-Ed explains. 

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