Giraffe riddle debates are taking place all over Facebook. The riddle is being questioned by many people who feel that there could be two different answers to the question. Early on Monday (Oct. 28), The Chicago Tribune posted an article about the social media craze, talking about how it had become so popular. The author posted one answer to the question and then came back later to update his article, stating that there could be a second possible answer.
The question itself reads, "It’s 3 a.m., the doorbell rings and you wake up. Unexpected visitors! It’s your parents and they are here for breakfast. You have strawberry jam, honey, wine, bread and cheese. What is the first thing you open?" If it is answered incorrectly, people are supposed to put up a picture of the animal as their Facebook photo.
Now there are plenty of ways to joke about this giraffe riddle and how it could be answered that opening the wine is necessary. The intended answer is "the door" but the debate has come to include "your eyes" as a possible answer. The problem with the second answer is that it does not fit grammatically with the question, as it clearly states you have already woken up. That hasn't stopped the debating from getting pretty ridiculous on Facebook pages all over the internet.
A silly little social media game has really taken the internet by storm, possibly leading many companies to wonder why they didn't think up this idea as a way to advertise.
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