“Einstein’s Riddle” is a logic puzzle that many allege can only be solved by two percent of the population. Often attributed to Einstein and/or other widely recognized great thinkers, the origins are unknown; tracing the originator is made difficult because every generation updates the details of the riddle to make it seem more modern. One of the more famous and widely available versions was published in Life International in1962. It’s broken down for you below. Can you solve it?

“One of the greatest minds of all time left us a gift.

1.

There are five houses, each a different color.

There are five houses, each a different color.

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2.

In each house lives a person of a different nationality.

In each house lives a person of a different nationality.

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3.

An Englishman lives in the red house.

An Englishman lives in the red house.

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4.

The Spaniard owns a dog.

The Spaniard owns a dog.

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5.

The occupant of the green house drinks coffee.

The occupant of the green house drinks coffee.

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6.

The Ukrainian drinks tea.

The Ukrainian drinks tea.

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7.

The green house sits immediately to the right of the ivory house.

The green house sits immediately to the right of the ivory house.

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8.

The Old Gold smoker owns snails.

The Old Gold smoker owns snails.

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