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Who owns the fish?

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I was just rummaging and found an old puzzle entitled "Who owns the fish"

 

Can you work it out?

Just assimilate the information given below and answer the one simple question.

 

So, Who owns the fish?

 

There are five houses in a row and in five different colours.

 

In each house lives a person from a different country.

 

Each person drinks a certain drink, smokes a certain cigar and keeps a certain pet.

 

No two people drink the same drink, smoke the same cigar or keep the same pet.

 

The Brit lives in the red house.

The Swede keeps dogs.

The Dane drinks tea.

The green house is on the left of the white house.

The green house owner drinks coffee.

The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.

The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.

The man living in the house right in the centre drinks milk.

The Norwegian lives in the first house.

The man who smokes blends lives next to the man who keeps cats.

The man who keeps horses lives next to the one who smokes Dunhill.

The man who smokes Bluemaster drinks beer.

The German smokes Prince.

The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.

The man who smokes Blend has a neighbour who drinks water.

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A 'Brit', a German, a Dane, a Swede and a Norwegian.

 

Gotta be the Norwegian. Eyots the lot of them.

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Well, I am most surprised that nobody has worked this out yet.

 

Which means - The Norwegian is WRONG.

Sorry folks,

keep trying.

WH

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Einstein reputedly stated that only the most intelligent 2% of all people would be able to work out the answer to this question.

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If I had the time WH I would have a crack at it. But, I'm trying to get a DVD collated in the background and I'm tired. I need to concentrate on my work.

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Quite amazingly, when I first saw this I managed the correct answer in a little under 11 minutes.

 

Meanwhile, well done Zee for getting the correct answer.

 

The easiest way to approach this is with pen and paper, write down the known facts from the initial statments and then it all falls into place.

 

The answer is:

 

HOUSE / NATIONALITY / DRINK / SMOKE / PET

Yellow / Norwegian / Water / Dunhill / Cats

Blue / Dane / Tea / Blends / Horses

Red / Brit / Milk / Pall Mall / Birds

Green / German / Coffee / Prince / FISH

White / Swede / Beer / Bluemaster / Dogs

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I like this kind of riddles! brainfood.

 

took me about 15 minutes, then I decided to wait whether others would come up with the same answer, then I checked everything again (still worked out) and posted.

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TBFB- I thought the question was who owns the fish, not who stole the fish. :unsure:

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