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Puzzle of the week - Week #45

One of the news about this puzzle is that

This quiz is supposed to have been written by Einstein. He said that 98% of the people in the world cannot solve the quiz. Could you be among the other 2%?

No matter it is Einstein's puzzle or not, it is a real good one. Took 50 minutes for me to crack it down.

  • There are 5 houses, each is a different colour
  • In each house lives a person of a different nationality.
  • These 5 owners all drink a certain beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar and keep a certain pet.
  • No owner has the same pet, smokes the same brand of cigar or drinks the same drink as another owner.

Here is some information about those people.

1: The Briton lives in a red house. 1: The Swede keeps dogs as pets 1: The Dane drinks tea 1: The green house is on the left of the white house (they are also next door to each other) 1: The green house owner drinks coffee 1: The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds 1: The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill 1: The man living in the house right in the center drinks milk 1: The Norwegian lives in the first house 1: The man who smokes Blend lives next to the one who keeps cats 1: The man who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill 1: The owner who smokes Blue Master drinks beer 1: The German smokes Prince 1: The Norwegian lives next to the blue house 1: The man who smokes Blend has a neighbor who drinks water.

The question is: WHO KEEPS FISH?