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Posted 15 April 2008 - 09:26 PM
I suppose you could call this a freudian slip of tongue, as they have similar sound when spoken, and most people view f's as v's. It's kind of interesting, isn't it?
I apologize for the double post.
Posted 22 April 2008 - 06:15 PM
Posted 22 April 2008 - 06:17 PM
Posted 22 April 2008 - 06:33 PM
This quiz was probably made up by Albert Einstein and according to him 98% will not solve it.
There is a row of five houses, each having a different color. In these houses live five people of various nationalities. Each of them nurtures a different beast, likes different drinks and smokes different brand of cigars.
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 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 center 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 neighbor who drinks water.
Which of the five house owners keeps fish as a pet? (are you one of the 2%).
hmm..this is kind of tough..but i have my own answer for this..^^P
position of the house:>>5>>4 >>3>>2>>1
color:>>white h.>>green h.>>red h.>>blue h.>>yellow h.
drink:>>beer >>coffee>>milk>>tea >> water
cigar name:>>blue master >>prince , pall mall >> blends >>dunhill
...whew...in short the german has the fish...and...i hope you undestend my answer... heeheehee..^^P
Posted 17 July 2008 - 07:05 AM
GREEN BLUE YELLOW RED WHITE
NORWEIGN GERMAN SWEDEN BRIT DANE
COFFEE WATER MILK BEER TEA
BLENDS PRINCE DUNHILL blue mas. PALL MALL
FISH CATS DOGS HORSES BIRDS
Posted 17 July 2008 - 03:31 PM
Dane: Blue Blend Tea Horse
Briton: Red Paul mall Milk Bird
German: Green Prince Coffee Fish
Swedish: White Blue Master Beer Dog
So the answer is the German owns the fish
Posted 09 October 2008 - 10:53 PM
Now I pose two solutions to this,
ONE: You are right, a fish is never mentioned and you only know that it is an unknown pet. I feel you could be right for Einstien was known to have set riddles with no answer for the information wasn't complete.
TWO: Assuming that the unknown is a fish then this is still very hard to work out and I praise those that did (I probably could, though I don't have the time nor the energy quite now, and yes anyone could with enough drive and time) but still, before you knock a riddle, try to solve it assuming the unknown, only then do I feel that you can comment for only then have you proved your intellect enough to try and knock Einstein's puzzles.
But yes, this is a damned good one and I shall set some smart people on it.
Posted 26 October 2008 - 02:34 PM
Actually the puzzle is solvable without clue 15. After making all the deductions from the first 14 clues one should see that the owner of the horse drinks either beer or tea. However, the Geman doesn't drink either beer or tea, so he can't own the the horse. Adding this fact in should then solve the puzzle. Oh yes, the final question should then read "One of the men keeps fish, and one drinks water (it could be the same man or two different men) - who?"
Posted 05 November 2008 - 10:20 PM
I still solved it though. It was a fun 30 minutes I doubt it's true about the 2%, though. It's probably like the picture of 13 faces. That you're schizofrenic if you see 11 pictures.. if that's so; personalities are popping out of my ears.
Posted 18 December 2008 - 03:41 PM
It's ridiculous to say that we should figure out that because there was no fish mentioned in the information given, that we should say there is not enough information. If you're going to be so real-world to say that any may have a fish somewhere in the house or that there may a fish anywhere, then you should also be real-world enough to say that you will join the dots to figure out that the only animal that isn't mentioned elsewhere in the question must be the fish. I think everyone figures out that the fish isn't previously mentioned, and pauses on that, I know I did, but so much else isn't mentioned that you assume for the sake of the question, that's how it is in real life, why would you say that because there is no fish in the information that it might not be the other missing one? People who don't use these assumptions when solving problems are probably not going to have much success at solving many real-life problems, where you have to make many assumptions.
We could all just be stupid and say "No the Brits drink tea, I've seen them, and the Germans are famous for their beer!"
Seriously? Everything was stated in the question. It ASKED which owner had a fish. People think too hard when trying to figure these problems out. The point is to use the information given and solve the problem based ONLY on that information. Brits being heavy tea drinkers in real life has absolutely nothing to do with the question. The directions also clearly stated that there are only 5 houses, with 5 owners, who have 5 different pets, and enjoy different drinks and cigars. As for the person saying the fish could be food, and not a pet. The question stated absolutely nothing about food, and you should only be going by what the directions asked. Since there are only 4 beasts listed, you're assuming the missing beast is the fish... obviously. Even if the fish wasn't mentioned, you'd still come out with the same solution. Also, use assumptions carefuly.
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