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September 4, 2008

Blog Post #30

Einstein Intelligence Quiz from French Girl

The Little French Girl sent me this Einstein Intelligence Quiz. Albert Einstein said that only 2% of the people on the planet can solve it. The top 2% have an IQ of over 132. At that IQ, they can be an eminent professor or editor. This 15 year old girl said that it was very easy for her. I did not find it to be easy. But her father is a doctor in a hospital and her mother is a lawyer, so she is brilliant. It uses an ambiguous word that can have different meanings and cause people to fail to figure it out. I asked people on the internet what this word meant and got 3 different answers. They said that 'first' can be on left, right or either one. So I tell you what the word means in this quiz and correct the mistake that Einstein made. The first house is the one on the left side in this quiz.

Einstein wrote this quiz last century. He said that 98% of the people in the world cannot solve the quiz.

There are 5 houses in 5 different colors.
In each house lives a person with a different nationality.
These 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a certain pet.
No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar or drink the same drink.

Here's the question: Who owns the fish? 
  1. The man living in the house right in the middle drinks milk
  2. The Norwegian lives in the first house ( the house on the left end)
  3. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house 
  4. The green house owner drinks coffee 
  5. The green house is on the left of the white house 
  6. The Brit lives in a red house 
  7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill 
  8. The man who keeps horses lives next door to the man who smokes Dunhill 
  9. The Swede keeps dogs as pets 
  10. The Dane drinks tea 
  11. The person who smokes Pall Mall has birds
  12. The owner who smokes Blue Master drinks beer 
  13. The German smokes Prince 
  14. The man who smokes Blend lives next door to the one who keeps cats. 
  15. The man who smokes Blend has a neighbor who drinks water 
With these 15 clues the problem is solvable. Here are some suggestions. Draw 5 squares or boxes across a paper to represent the houses. At the top of the box, you can put in the color. Under that you can put nationality. Under that put in beverage and so on. At the point where it gets hard and you cannot do it step by step, then you use elimination like in Sudoku. You figure out which of the 5 cannot go in there. When you eliminate 4, then the 5th one is your answer. Good luck! High intelligence can be applied to get a higher paying job or to set you up in your own money making business. With the latter, you can be your own boss.

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