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Monday, June 06, 2005

I Am So Smrt

Okay, not really. But this past week I did do something that's haunted me in the back of my mind for years. Back in highschool I saw this logic puzzle. The first time I saw it I was working in a coffee shop and didn't have enough time between mochas and lattes to figure it out, plus I used to be dummer.

Einstein's Logic Problem
Facts:
1: There are 5 houses in 5 different colours.
2: In each house lives a person with a different nationality.
3: These 5 owners drink a certain beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar and keep a certain pet.
4: No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar or drink the same drink.

From the following information, can you determine WHO KEEPS FISH?
1: The Brit lives in a red house.
2: The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
3: The Dane drinks tea.
4: The green house is on the left of the white house.
5: The green house owner drinks coffee.
6: The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
7: The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
8: The man living in the house right in the centre drinks milk.
9: The Norwegian lives in the first house.
10: The man who smokes Blend lives next to the one who keeps cats.
11: The man who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
12: The owner who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
13: The German smokes Prince.
14: The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
15: The man who smokes Blend has a neighbour who drinks water.


But this time I did it! Turns out it was just a puzzle where you could find a couple pieces that obviously fit together (bold) and then used some of the remaining clues [x] to make puzzle pieces. Then it just was a matter of fitting the pieces in the remaining holes. They only fit a certain way, and then viola! You are now in the top 2% of the world!

House:YellowBlueRedGreenWhite
Race:NowegianDane[3]BritGerman[13]Swede[2]
Cigar:DunhillBlend[10][15]Pall Mall[6]Prince[13]Blue Master[12]
Drink:Water[15]Tea[3]MilkCoffeeBeer[12]
Animal:Cats[10]HorsesBirds[6]FISH!!!Dogs[2]


Link of the Day:
My neighbor at work wanted me to link to this site that he designed...watch the intro, that's all him:
Austin Web Design and Online Marketing

4 comments:

kelly said...

I did that in like college for fun at some point. I kinda think the 2% thing was BS. I did in about a half hour.

Also, is your friend hiring inexperienced but eager webmonkeys? I'd like to be a webmonkey. Though I would like to point out that for some reason some of that site is in latin, I think, and I don't know why.

Andrea said...

show-off

Otis said...

Kelly, That's not latin, that's Lorem Ipsum. You can learn more about it here. Basically it's just used to help people look at style instead of content when trying new layouts.

Andrea, you're just jealous...and right.

kelly said...

Um, technically it is latin. Though now it's nice to know why.