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Can You Solve Einstein's Riddle?

I was going through some of my digital vault the other day and came across a riddle I'd saved a long time ago created by the great Albert Einstein. It is a wonderful workout for your brain and if the internet is to be believed, only a small subset of the people on Earth are able to solve it (including me). There are no tricks. Everything you need to solve the puzzle is below. If you're able to solve it let me know

The Setup

  1. On a street there are five houses, panted five different colors.

  2. In each house lives a person of different nationality

  3. These five homeowners each drink a different kind of beverage, smoke a different brand of cigar, and keep a different pet.

The Question: Who owns the fish?

The Clues

  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 next to, and on the left of the White house.

  5. The owner of the Green house 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 center house drinks milk.

  9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.

  10. The man who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.

  11. The man who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.

  12. The man 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 Blends has a neighbor who drinks water.