Brain Exercises – May 4

Riddle #1- Jack and Jesse, twin brothers, went to a bar. They both ordered scotch on the rocks and were served identical drinks.  Jack nursed his drink while Jesse gulped his down quickly.  Within a few minutes of finishing their drinks, they both got sick.  Jesse recovered but Jack died.  Why?

Riddle #2- Olivia and Oliver, a married couple, were the last patrons to be admitted to a sold-out movie.  In the  middle of the film, Oliver strangled Olivia.  Although she was unable to scream, she did put up a struggle until she died a few minutes later.  When the movie was over, Oliver took his wife’s body home.  How did this crime occur without attracting anyone’s attention? (I will try to find happier riddles next time!)

Riddle #3 – Mr. and Mrs. Mustard have six daughters and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the Mustard family?


How many of the 22 streets in a standard Monopoly game can you name in one minute?

States with Two-Word Names

How many of the ten states with two-word names can you name in thirty seconds?


Riddle #1 – Their ice cubes were poisoned.  Jack drank slowly, which gave the ice cubes time to melt and release the poison.  But Jesse drank quickly, before the ice cubes melted and, therefore, didn’t get much of the poison.

Riddle #2 – The movie was a drive-in theater.  It was a dark night and their car had tinted windows.

Riddle #3 –There are nine Mustards in the family. Since each daughter shares the same brother, there are six girls, one boy and Mr. and Mrs. Mustard.


Atlantic Avenue, Baltic Ave., Boardwalk, Connecticut Ave., Illinois Ave., Indiana Ave., Kentucky Ave., Marvin Gardens, Mediterranean Ave., NY Ave., North Carolina Ave., Oriental Ave., Pacific Ave., Park Place, Pennsylvania Ave., St. Charles Place, St. James Place, States Ave., Tennessee Ave., Ventnor Ave., Vermont Ave., Virginia Ave.

Two-Word States

New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia