10 August 2005

Whose Fish Is This? I Know

Pre-dating Eddie Izzard's idea for the gameshow "Whose Pig Is This?", there is a logic puzzle where you have to work out who owns the fish. Despite the story, it was not created by Albert Einstein. If you can solve it within 20 minutes you are suposed to be in the most intelligent 2% of the world. I did, but after all I was also in Mensa! Enough self praise, test your logic abilities... I can confirm the answer if you want to email me.

There are five houses in a row in different colors. In each house lives a person with a different nationality. The five owners drink a different drink, smoke a different brand of cigar and keep a different pet, one of which is a Walleye Pike. The question is -- who owns the fish?

1. The Brit lives in the 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 green house owner drinks coffee.
6. The person who smokes Pall Malls keeps birds.
7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhills.
8. The man living in the house right in the center drinks milk.
9. The man who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
10. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
11. The man who keeps horses lives next to the one who smokes Dunhills.
12. The owner who smokes Bluemasters drinks beer.
13. The German smokes Princes.
14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
15. The man who smokes Blends has a neighbor who drinks water.