• ## The Einstein Puzzle

There are 5 houses in 5 different colors. In each house lives a person of a different nationality. The 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a certain pet. Using the clues below can you determine who owns the fish?

1. The Brit lives in a red house.
2. The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
3. The Dane drinks tea.
4. The green house is on the immediate left of the white house.
5. The green house owner 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 house right in the middle drinks milk.
9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
10. The man who smokes Blend lives next door to the one who keeps cats.
11. The man who keeps horses lives next door to the man who smokes Dunhill.
12. The owner who smokes Blue Master drinks chocolate.
13. The German smokes Prince.
14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
15. The man who smokes Blend has a neighbor who drinks water.
Spoiler

The Einstein Puzzle Solution:

The German owns the fish and the table below details the full answer:

 Nationality     : Norweg Dane Brit German Swede Colour           : Yellow Blue Red Green White Beverage      : Water Tea Milk Coffee Chocolate Smokes        : Dunhill Blend Pall Mall Prince Blue Master Pet                 : Cats Horses Birds Fish Dogs

• ## The Lion Chasing The Boy

You\’re riding a horse. To the right of you is a cliff and in front of you is an elephant moving at the same pace and you can\’t overtake it. To the left of you is a hippo running at the same speed and a lion is chasing you.

How do you get to safety?

Spoiler

Get off the merry-go-round (the game where children sit on an animal and it goes round also known as Carousel in French).

• ## The Two Guards

Two guards were on duty outside a barracks. One faced up the road to watch for anyone approaching from the North. The other looked down the road to see if anyone approached from the South.

Suddenly one of them said to the other, \”Why are you smiling?\”

How did he know his companion was smiling?

Spoiler

They were facing each other. As to why his companion was smiling, the world may never know.

• ## The Terrible Accident

A man and his son had a terrible car accident and were rushed to the hospital. The man died on the way, but the son was still barely alive. When they arrived, an old gray surgeon was called in to operate.

Upon seeing the young boy, the surgeon said, \”I can\’t operate – this is my son.\”

How is this possible?

Spoiler

The surgeon was his mother.

• ## A Man With Two Chickens And a Fox

A man is traveling with a fox and two chickens, if he leaves the fox alone with the chickens the fox will eat the chickens. He comes to a river and needs to cross it, he finds a small boat that can carry only him and one animal.

How does he get himself, the fox and two chickens across the river safely?

Spoiler

Take the fox over, return with nothing. Go over with one chicken, return with the fox. Go over with the second chicken, return with nothing. Finally, take the fox over.