Monday, August 18, 2008

Thanks For All the Fish

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?

The Brit lives in a red house.
The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
The Dane drinks tea.
The green house is on the immediate left of the white house.
The green house owner drinks coffee.
The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
The man living in the house right in the middle drinks milk.
The Norwegian lives in the first house.
The man who smokes Blend lives next door to the one who keeps cats.
The man who keeps horses lives next door to the man who smokes Dunhill.
The owner who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
The German smokes Prince.
The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
The man who smokes Blend has a neighbor who drinks water.


  1. Okay, the German owns the fish, here is the breakdown.
    Norwegian, Yellow house, cats, water & Dunhills
    Dane, Blue house, horses, tea & Blend
    Britt, Red house, birds, milk & Pall Malls
    German, Green house, fish, coffee & Prince
    Swede, White house, dogs, beer & Blend

    Serena :)


    I just want you to know that I came across this blog and am basically obsessed with it as of this morning. AND it only took me an hour to do this stinkin' logic grid to find out that the German has the fish.

  3. My goodness... that's quite a logic grid you made up. Nice work!

  4. Found your blog via Blogs of Note. Very cool. I had to check to see if you had this one. We did it in class in 6th grade, back in 1965! I had a fun teacher. I was one of the few kids who figured it out without a hint. I used columns for each house.

    A few years ago, I posted it to a message board, but I updated it by swapping something else for cigarettes. And to test myself, I tried figuring it out again. Took less time than when I was 12. ;)

  5. I'm glad you're enjoying it Shelly. I've gotten a lot more readers over the past few days ever since this site was mentioned over on blogs of note.

    It's been pretty exciting for me.


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