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March 14, 2014

Albert Einstein's Birthday: Try to Solve his Fish Riddle

In honor of his birthday, try to solve his riddle of "Whose Fish" (apparently 98% of the world couldn't figure it out) — no pressure.

Albert Einstein, born on March 14, 1879, would have been 135 years old this year. HIs genius, even in things like riddles, still can make us stumped like a nervous 5th grader. The theoretical physcist apparently had time to make up riddles between E = mcand the photoelectric effect — overachiever. The riddle titled "Whose Fish?" was allegedly created by Einstein. Get a paper and pen, you're going to need it.

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?

Hints:
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.

We will post the answer at the end of the day — give us a bit of time, we aren't as smart as Einstein.

UPDATE: How to solve the answer via Stanford University.