A giraffe riddle, dubbed the Great Giraffe Challenge, has splashed across Facebook this week, and if you’re wondering why some of your friends are looking a little long in the neck, read on. Spoiler alert – The answer is at the bottom of the article.
WebProNews reported Monday that the challenge is the brainchild of Australian travel blogger, Andrew Strugnell, whose YouTube video is carried above. Strugnell is a bit of a riddler, and has a reputation for challenging his subscribers with humorous brainteasers.
If you answer the riddle correctly, you can boast about your enigma-solving skills. Get it wrong, and you’re asked to change your profile pic to a giraffe for three days. Needless to say, there has been a run on giraffe Google image searches lately.
Here is the riddle:
"It's 3 A.M. the doorbell rings and you wake up. 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?"
As with many viral videos and click links, some are wondering if this could be an Internet ruse serving up some malicious code. No worries, reports the Inquisitr. Messages that you may see repeated on Facebook about some hacking spyware nestled behind the cute pic of a giraffe are just rumors.
Hoax-debunking website Snopes asks: Will participating in the Facebook "giraffe challenge" infect my computer and give hackers access to my account?
“The giraffe game may be a genuine bit of fun, but the associated virus warning is nothing but bunk,” says Snopes. “There is no virus lurking in JPEG-based images of giraffes, and Facebook users who change their profile pictures to photographs or drawings of giraffes do not risk compromising their computers and Facebook accounts to hackers or damaging their iPhones. The quoted warning from the 'chief technical officer for SANS' Internet Storm Center' is an outdated, nine-year-old one which addressed an issue that has long since been resolved and had nothing to do with Facebook.”
The answer to the riddle? Well, the very first thing most people “open” at three in the morning is their eyes of course!