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Giraffe riddle: There may be two 'correct' answers to the Facebook game

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The story of the Facebook giraffe riddle is making headlines in San Francisco.

The San Francisco Chronicle's Web site, SFGate headline on Monday read, "Why is everyone talking about giraffes on Facebook?"

If you haven't heard, here is the riddle: "It’s 3:00 am, the doorbell rings and you wake up. Unexpected visitors. It’s your parents and they are there for breakfast. You have strawberry jam, honey, wine, bread and cheese. What is the first thing you open?"

SFGate suggests an answer. To avoid a spoiler in this article, the answer is in this story.

If you scroll down to the end of the article in this link, you will see the two "correct" answers that are suggested by Snopes.com. But some say there is only one correct answer. What do you think is the correct answer? Leave you comments below.

The Chronicle also discusses the suspicion that the the whole thing could be a hoax designed to spread a virus. The paper reports, "Some people are claiming a hacker group is behind the game and that your computer will be infected with a virus if you post a giraffe as your profile picture, but numerous experts are quoted as saying that it is highly unlikely to nearly impossible. It would require malicious html to have been embedded in every jpg available online." This related story has a good discussion about whether the riddle is some kind of hacker's hoax.

The story of thee giraffe riddle is not only making headlines here in San Francisco, but across the country and around the world. The UK press is publishing a number of stories on the riddle. More on how the UK is reporting on the giraffe riddle here.

What do you think is the correct answer to this riddle? Leave you comments below and if you would like to be kept up to date on any new developments in the giraffe riddle story and other stories making headlines in SF, click on the subscribe button above. You can unsubscribe at any time.

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