“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by the ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Einstein
Wise words indeed from everyone’s favourite scientist. With the above in mind, dare you test your genius by attempting to solve our riddle? We’ve adapted a well-known brainteaser known as Einstein’s Riddle (the man himself is said to have invented it as a child) and applied it to the Think!Creative team.
There are five different coloured houses in a row. In each house lives one of our team members, each with a different job role. The five owners drink a certain type of beverage, listen to a certain type of music and keep a certain pet. No owners have the same pet, listen to the same kind of music or drink the same beverage. Can you solve our riddle below by answering the question: “Who owns the fish?” using only these facts below?
The Illustrator lives in the red house.
The Creative Designer keeps cats as pets.
The Web Developer drinks beer.
The green house is on the left of the white house.
The green house’s owner drinks coffee.
The person who listens to rap music keeps rabbits.
The owner of the yellow house listens to 80’s music.
The owner living in the centre house drinks milk.
The Creative Director lives in the first house.
The owner who listens to country music lives next to the one who keeps dogs.
The owner who keeps birds lives next to the owner who listens to 80’s music.
The owner who listens to rock music drinks tea.
The Senior Designer listens to dance music.
The Creative Director lives next to the blue house.
The owner who listens to country music has a neighbour who drinks water.**
Need a hand? Here’s our top riddle solving tips:
Figure out what type of riddle you are trying to solve – for example, is it an enigma with a double meaning, or just a simple, logical question? Break the riddle into parts to try an understand exactly how to work out the solution. Consider jotting down key information – organising elements of the riddle and studying your own written interpretation of the clues can often cut out a great deal of head-scratching. Eliminate incorrect answers at the earliest opportunity – there are always wrong options from the beginning; save time by streamlining the riddle
Still struggling? Check out the gallery we’ve broken up all elements of the riddle to help kickstart your brain.
Make sure you keep tabs on our social media accounts too, we’ll be posting clues throughout the week!