How Intelligent Are You?

Intelligence is made up of more than "book knowledge". Those who are the most successful have the ability to think through different situations. This requires a specialized ability to reason things out. Having this capability will lead to higher paying positions and more success in all areas of your life. The following was put together by Albert Einstein many years ago.

Einstein believed that only 2% of the people in the world could complete this. That means 98% cannot. If you do, according to him, you are in the upper percentage with an IQ over 132. Give this a shot to see how you do.

-There are 5 houses in 5 different colors.
-In each house lives a person with a different nationality.
-These 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a certain pet.
-No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar or drink the same drink.

Here's the question: Who owns the fish?

1. The man living in the house right in the middle drinks milk
2. The Norwegian lives in the first house ( the house on the left end)
3. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house
4. The green house owner drinks coffee
5. The green house is on the left of the white house
6. The Brit lives in a red house
7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill
8. The man who keeps horses lives next door to the man who smokes Dunhill
9. The Swede keeps dogs as pets
10. The Dane drinks tea
11. The person who smokes Pall Mall has birds
12. The owner who smokes Blue Master drinks beer
13. The German smokes Prince
14. The man who smokes Blend lives next door to the one who keeps cats.
15. The man who smokes Blend has a neighbor who drinks water

With these 15 clues the problem is solvable. Here are some suggestions. Draw 5 squares or boxes across a paper to represent the houses. At the top of the box, you can put in the color. Under that you can put nationality. Under that put in beverage and so on. At the point where it gets hard and you cannot do it step by step, then you use elimination like in Sudoku. You figure out which of the 5 cannot go in there. When you eliminate 4, then the 5th one is your answer.

Good luck!

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kittenone said...

A great look at how even when faced with a problem we can work it out, it might have taken me a bit longer than some others but I got there in the end, I didn't give up

Unknown said...

RRR Agent
i do this all the time in school

Unknown said...

nice one. love these IQ ones. i think i solved it, but should i post the answer here? or can you let me know if my answer is correct?

Unknown said...

Rick Astley owns the stupid fish. He loves it unconditionally. One might say he would never turn around or desert it. BUT HE FUCKING HATES MILK! Einstein could never dance like rick. Seriously.

Unknown said...


Anonymous said...

The german?

Zark! said...
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Unknown said...

looks like there's a lot of Einstein around :)

Travis said...


The German owns the fish - he sits in his green house, drinking coffee, smoking prince, watching his pet fish swim around :)

Eaglesong said...

I do believe that's the most amusing post I've read today. The last poster apparently solved the puzzle placing them in the top 2% of human intellect and yet, they truncated (or misspelled) the word Alert. Either well it bodes ill for humanity. Either they cannot spell "alert" or are to intellectually lethargic to take the time to spell it out completely. Yet they are the "best of the best of the best, Sir!"

Don't take it personally though, I know how it is on the internet. I, too, truncate words and I am considered to be very intelligent. It still bodes ill for our future though. :-)

Eaglesong said...


I do know the difference between "too" and "to" but apparently my finger was too lazy to hit the "o" the second time and for some strange reason my spell checker didn't catch it. :-P

Onotheo said...

The answer is not German.

Sarah Vanderburgh said...

I got German too. Thanks Stumble Upon... Once you have the Norwegian and the Britt in place you just place the German and his Prince in a slot and use process of elimination. It's not that hard to do.

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