Can You Solve Einstein's Riddle?

No math required.

Albert Einstein spent a lifetime solving the riddles of the universe. 

Thanks to his keen mind, we now have a much deeper understanding of how light, time, space, gravity, and mass are related.

Einstein spent so much time unraveling puzzles, it's no surprise that, many think, he came up with one of his own. 

The "Einstein Riddle" isn't solved with math, just basic logic and deduction. 

TED-Ed has made a video about the riddle, explaining the solution at the end and the best way to solve similar riddles.

Ready to give it a try?

There are five houses in a row. Each owner comes from a different country, drinks a different beverage, smokes a different cigar, has painted their walls a different color, and has a different animal.

Using the following clues, can you determine who has the fish?


1. The Brit lives in the house with red walls.
2. The Swede has a dog.
3. The Dane drinks tea.
4. The house with green walls is directly to the left of the house with white walls.
5. The owner of the house with green walls drinks coffee.
6. The person who smokes Pall Mall cigars owns a bird.
7. The owner of the house with yellow walls smokes Dunhill cigars.
8. The man living in the center house drinks milk.
9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
10. The man who smokes Blends lives next to the cat owner.
11. The horse's owner lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
12. The man who smokes Blue Master drinks root beer.
13. The German smokes Prince.
14. The Norwegian lives next to the house with blue walls.
15. The man who smokes Blends has a next-door neighbor who drinks water. 

See if you got the correct answer here:

How'd you do?

Cover image: TED-Ed