Can you solve “Einstein’s Riddle”? – Dan Van der Vieren



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Before he turned physics upside down, a young Albert Einstein supposedly showed off his genius by devising a complex riddle involving a stolen exotic fish and a long list of suspects. Can you resist tackling a brain teaser written by one of the smartest people in history? Dan Van der Vieren shows how.

Lesson by Dan Van der Vieren, animation by Artrake Studio.

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30 thoughts on “Can you solve “Einstein’s Riddle”? – Dan Van der Vieren

  • September 13, 2017 at 10:47 am
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    I solved this question when I was in middle school. My friend gave it to me and said something like "only 2% of the world can solve this" so I was pretty proud. Now I grow up it's not really different from playing Sudoku.

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  • September 13, 2017 at 10:47 am
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    Last year my friends and I spent like 2 lunch times doing it but in the end, we solved it.

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  • September 13, 2017 at 10:47 am
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    this is actually the only one i managed to solve. it took me 5 minutes to stare at the clues and only be able to fill 2 boxes but after really reading the clues i finished it in 2 minutes

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  • September 13, 2017 at 10:47 am
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    i made a guess that the thief must be german because einstein is also german 😅

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  • September 13, 2017 at 10:47 am
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    TOOK ME 30 DAMN MINUTES omg but i solved it and it was so satisfying xD

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  • September 13, 2017 at 10:47 am
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    But Leibniz was responsible for relativity and he did all the hardcore math beforehand. Eisenstein only applied that principle in physics, his true merit is the ingenuity he had in describing the photo-electric effect.

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  • September 13, 2017 at 10:47 am
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    Woo hoo! I solved this in about 15 minutes! Now I can brag this to my friends.

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  • September 13, 2017 at 10:47 am
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    I thought the answer is British because I misplace the bird into the German's.

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  • September 13, 2017 at 10:47 am
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    It took me 20 minutes or so but I did it! (I have nothing else to do…)

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  • September 13, 2017 at 10:47 am
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    Hey I liked the puzzle but as you didn't mention about to whom will the green house appear left to white house. I took the perspective of a person standing in the house and thus according to me the green house was the last one. However, all the conditions were valid according to my arrangement but the green house turned as the second last one. It took me 6min to solve it and I am happy about it!

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  • September 13, 2017 at 10:47 am
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    You know when i did it was jist for fun but i didnt know it would come in handy one day… my math class is using a riddle like it

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  • September 13, 2017 at 10:47 am
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    That awkward moment when you realize you wasted 5 hours of your life trying to solve a riddle only to realize you messed up halfway.

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  • September 13, 2017 at 10:47 am
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    "And did young Einstein really write this puzzle?"
    "Probably not."

    Well played, well played.

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  • September 13, 2017 at 10:47 am
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    I gave this to a friend of mine who was determined to solve this

    she took a couple hours but she got it xD

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  • September 13, 2017 at 10:47 am
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    I saw this puzzle on tumblr and solved it. took me a while but at least I solved it without any help. I graphed it due to the information that was given. I want more puzzles like this

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  • September 13, 2017 at 10:47 am
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    lets look at the REAL issue here. This police force is under funded.

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