State Of Order
Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.
Dr. Aldear was a U.S. history professor who loved creating puzzles for his friends and family to solve. When the Dr. died his will stated that he had acquired a number of historical U.S. relics worth a substantial amount of money. These relics he kept locked away in a deposit box at the bank and in order for his family to retrieve the treasures they would have to solve one of his puzzles. The answer to the puzzle was the combination to the box.
1. There are no letters in the combination, only numbers.
2. There are seven digits in the combination.
3. Each of the U.S. states relate to a number in the combination.
4. The numbers in the combination range from 1-9 there are no zeros and the numbers in the combination are in the same order in which the states below are written.
3. New Jersey
4. New Hampshire
6. New Jersey
The numbers in the combination correspond to the order in which each state received statehood.
Maryland was the 7th Connecticut was 5th New Jersey was 3rd etc.
Mar 08, 2005
|ohhhh wooooowwwww i r sooo clever!!!! NOT^|
Mar 09, 2005
|it was a good teaser. it was fairly easy for me, but maybe because i live in north eastern U.S.?|
Mar 09, 2005
|yeah... same here. i'm from nc so its easy to see they were all states that were established very early. i was just too lazy to look up which state joined when.|
Mar 12, 2005
|it was soooooooooooooo easy but heccccaaaaaaaaaaaa BORING! |
Mar 25, 2005
|how should I know!!!!!!|
i don't even live in the US!!!!!!!
Apr 05, 2005
|Why are there 2 first states and 2 third ??|
Apr 18, 2005
|You have to do research to do thius one but it can actually teach you something. :History Buff|
Apr 23, 2005
|Talk about hard, I was thinking number of letters in the name of the state for a second...I'm not very good at these. My brain hurts |
Apr 27, 2005
|Just a couple of nits:|
(1) The numbers are the order in which the states ratified the Constitution; they all received statehood at the same time, because the Constitution did not come into force until the first 9 states had ratified it.
(2) They were all independent states to begin with. From 1783, when the colonies defeated the British (or 1776, when they declared independence) until the ratification in 1789, the colonies were all independent states.
May 31, 2005
|I thought it would b how many state representitives they have|
Jul 04, 2005
|I figured that out about the states joing up, but was too lazy to look it all up. I did not like it too much. |
Aug 12, 2005
|Good One Slice. Took a bit of thinking but isnt that what the site is for? |
Aug 27, 2005
|not too hard,,but fun,,,did have to put on the thinking cap to remember the order of the states,,,good job |
Sep 06, 2005
i thought it might have been the order in which they were founded
Sep 30, 2005
|Nice piece of trivia, good job! |
Nov 21, 2005
|....what okieman51 said|
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