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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 2:00 am    Post subject: [CJ] Einstein's Riddle Reply with quote

Thanks to Sirius of Team Picard for driving me crazy. Took me about an hour to solve it. Good Luck all.


Albert Einstein wrote this riddle during the early 19th century. He said
that 98% of the world population would not be able to solve it. Can YOU?


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. Good Luck!
1. On a street there are five houses, painted five different colours.
2. In each house lives a person of a different nationality.
3. These five homeowners each drink a different kind of beverage, smoke a diferent 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.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Solved it in a bit less time. See PM for my answer.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

half an hour
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Einstein lived in the early 20th century, is that the correct answer? Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yah, zees ees korrect !

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do we know it's a fish??? It could be an aardvark, or even a penguin!!! Shocked


Here is a tougher question: How do you formulate a puzzle like this so that you know the hints lead to exactly one correct answer?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew you guys were more than just morons. Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope my answer is right. It took me a while... but I agree with Sir Rodent, it COULD be an aardvark as well as a fish. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With all this talk about sheep, aardvarks, herrings, rabbitts, hamsters, etc., etc., I thought that we should maybe have an official KWSN (State) bird.

My suggestion is the Ptarmigan a silly looking bird with a strangly spelled name and feathered feet.

We would need to share this bird with Alaska, but I don't think they would object.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sir Hamster of Elderberry wrote:
How do we know it's a fish??? It could be an aardvark, or even a penguin!!! Shocked


Here is a tougher question: How do you formulate a puzzle like this so that you know the hints lead to exactly one correct answer?

ni! i!u


Now that's a question I've been wondering about for some time. Here we have puzzle magazines that are full of this kind of 'logi-quiz'-es as they're called. I suppose there must be a method of making these things similar to the scheme used for solving them.... question question
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KWSN Sir CADCAM wrote:
With all this talk about sheep, aardvarks, herrings, rabbitts, hamsters, etc., etc., I thought that we should maybe have an official KWSN (State) bird.

My suggestion is the Ptarmigan a silly looking bird with a strangly spelled name and feathered feet.

We would need to share this bird with Alaska, but I don't think they would object.


My initial reaction was that you're a moron. But I digress.

Ornithologically speaking, my initial reaction was: Ah, yessss, the foot-feathered Ptarmigan, an excellent choice. A choice that bespeaks the inescapable fact that you possess considerable ornithological experience and knowledge.

Upon further reflection, it occurred to me that the web-footed booby might be a better choice Smile .

Upon even further reflection I found you still to be a moron, but it occurred to me that the web-footed booby was, somehow, just "wrong" as the official KWSN bird Sad .

I dusted off my extensive library of birding books, and there on page 1878 of the "Morons Guide to Birdies", or perhaps I should say "nesting" on page 1878 (heh, heh... a little birdy humor there Rolling Eyes ) was the answer: The black breasted booby gull ! Shocked Here's a fine example of the breed, just look at the rack on dat bird, will ya ?! Surprised Wooohoo ! Very Happy That baby ought to be working at Hooters !! Shocked




Alternatively, I'm open to the Blue Breasted Titmouse:




But of course the Purple Breasted Titmouse would also be an excellent choice:



Or the Long tailed black breasted titmouse would be good:



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lady DC wrote:
I knew you guys were more than just morons. Razz


No, we're just morons that get obsessive-compulsive about puzzles. Confused Anyone else remember how much effort went onto solving the "Minotaur Maze" puzzles? Wink

The Spirit wrote:
I hope my answer is right. It took me a while... but I agree with Sir Rodent, it COULD be an aardvark as well as a fish. Smile


Are you suggesting there could be an animal that is part-aardvark and part-fish? A Mere-vark perhaps?? I don't think ants swim all that well, what would this creature eat??? Furthermore, would it be named Eric???? How might I go about getting a license for my pet mere-vark Eric????? question


KWSN Sir CADCAM wrote:
With all this talk about sheep, aardvarks, herrings, rabbitts, hamsters, etc., etc., I thought that we should maybe have an official KWSN (State) bird.

My suggestion is the Ptarmigan a silly looking bird with a strangly spelled name and feathered feet.

We would need to share this bird with Alaska, but I don't think they would object.



I think we already have an official KWSN bird:



However, I think we have an opening for an official KWSN (state) mollusk!



Whoops!!! Sorry, wrong mollusk ... here we go ...



Suggestions? Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sir SlapHead SlapHeadsson wrote:
Sir Hamster of Elderberry wrote:
How do we know it's a fish??? It could be an aardvark, or even a penguin!!! Shocked


Here is a tougher question: How do you formulate a puzzle like this so that you know the hints lead to exactly one correct answer?

ni! i!u


Now that's a question I've been wondering about for some time. Here we have puzzle magazines that are full of this kind of 'logi-quiz'-es as they're called. I suppose there must be a method of making these things similar to the scheme used for solving them.... question question


Many of these types of puzzles can be represented as a matrix. Row reduce the matrix and you have solved the puzzle. I haven't hit on the right way to do it for this one yet, because "lives next to" seems to relate two columns of the matrix. Also, every time I think I'm getting close to figuring it out, Eric the aardvark steals my paper and pencil and runs away! Sad Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2003 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This fish is it a Halibut?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2003 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, i got it last night... took me about 45 min...

I would be interested in seeing a post from Lady DC as to how many others have pm'ed her with the right answer, and how many sent in the wrong one.....


Inquireing minds want to know!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2003 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Inquiring Monkey,

As DC can verify, old Farty got it right !!! And a little quicker than you did !! Razz

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2003 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Major Kong, I will get you those results by tomorrow. Noone has gotten it wrong yet. We all seem to be in the top 2%. Which is pretty good for a bunch of morons.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2003 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a list of those who have pm'd me with the correct answer in the order that was given. Some of you gave me all the information. Some just with just the person. You should be proud guys, you are more than just morons. You are morons who can reason. YIKES!!! Is the world coming to an end?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2003 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

man i've been working on this puzzle since july and i still cant get it

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2004 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey , I forgotted the answer , can I have another go ? PLEASe

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