By now you have heard about The Great Giraffe Challenge, the riddle that has taken over facebook for the last two days. The challenge has facebook users around the world changing their profile pictures to a giraffe if they get the answer wrong. In what began as a silly challenge set up by a video blogger, the riddle has gone viral as of October 29, 2013, and is causing some heated arguments on facebook and other social media sites.
There are those who have taken to Twitter calling the challenge annoying, stupid and asking others to please "just stop with the giraffes". Then there are those who are getting angry and arguing over which answer is correct. In an article written by the Orlando Pop Culture Examiner he explains his answer to the riddle, but that there are many ways to interpret the giraffe riddle, leaving everyone thinking their answer is correct. The comments that follow his article, show just how serious people are taking this.
Here are just a few out of the hundreds of comments left following his article:
"Someone is REALLY bitter that they didn't get the correct answer to a silly riddle....but apparently he isn't man enough to admit it"
"Sore loser...you only wrote this because you got the answer wrong."
"egotistical jerk who sucks the fun out of everything"
It has nothing to do with showing support for a specific cause, it is not a virus or a scam, it is simply a challenge reposted by New Zealand travel blogger, Andrew Strugnell. Strugnell first posted the challenge on his You Tube channel on October 26, 2013, after he answered the riddle wrong and changed his profile picture to a giraffe. With an overwhelming response on his Facebook page, he created a separate Facebook page just for the The Great Giraffe Challenge.
The Great Giraffe Challenge Facebook page has gotten over 73,000 likes in just three days and the numbers continues to climb. Strugnell says he plans to post a new challenge every week, will you participate?
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