Friday, 3 September 2010

Can you solve this Brainteaser?

I love logic puzzles, and a while back, a fantastic teacher gave this one to me to do. It's one where you should sit down and draw up a table and reason out all the possibilities. It's quite easy if you set your mind to it, so good luck!

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, plays a certain sport, and keeps a certain pet.
No two people drink the same drink, play the same sport, or keep the same pet.


Clues:
The Brit lives in a 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 plays polo rears birds
The owner of the yellow house plays hockey
The man living in the house right in the centre drinks milk
The Norwegian lives in the first house
The man who plays baseball lives next to the man who keeps cats
The man who keeps horses lives next to the one who plays hockey
The man who plays billiards drinks beer
The German plays soccer
The Norwegian lives next to the blue house
The man who plays baseball has a neighbour who drinks water.

So, who owns the fish?

Post a comment below, and I'll give the answer in my next post. ;)

EDIT: Some very lovely people have already given the answer in the comments.

Good luck!
Tina

4 comments:

Jillian said...

the german!

GREYZ said...

The German owns the fish. :)

Must Love Books said...

The German.

I've got some really stupid brain teasers for you.

1) How do you put an elephant in a fridge?
2) How do you put a hippo in a fridge?
3) The Lion King is holding a meeting and all the animals show but one. Which one?
4) You are in a swamp and you get to a river filled with crocodiles. You need to cross the river. There is no bridge, logs, rope, nothing that you can use to get over. How do you get across the river?
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Answers:
1) open the fridge door, put the elephant in, shut the door.
2) Open the door, take the elephant out, put the hippo in, close the door.
3) The hippo is missing cause he's in the fridge.
4) You swim. All the crocodiles are at the lion kings meeting and not in the river.

yeah, told you it was stupid. haha.

Tina (Book Couture) said...

HAHAHA! Y'all got it right...it's the German!

I love the brainteasers, Must Love Books - they're very awesome. Had me going "d'oh" all through it! XD

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