That giraffe riddle making the rounds on Facebook had to come from someone initially, and that someone would be raking in the money if they had some kind of monetary tie to the number of people trying to figure it out. It isn't a child behind the question that pits you against logic over what to open first when your parents show up at 3 a.m. unexpectedly. And it isn't teen-derived, since there's no real controversial answer to it. That just leaves an adult with too much time on their hands, and maybe one who was social media savvy enough to realize it would spread like wildfire. The Christian Science Monitor reported on Oct. 29 that adults are getting it, but children are not. And that makes sense.
Sherlock Holmes would have been on that like white on rice, as he was also known for weeding through the red herrings and zeroing in on the answer to riddles of crime with laser-like precision. Facebook users who face the question "What do you open first" after being told the food items in the house will most often not see the forest for the trees, trying to figure out if they should open the bread or wine first.
Those deprived of clever thinking skills will be sporting giraffe photos on their Facebook account for a week--if they are trustworthy to do so when they can't answer the riddle correctly. And that will out them with their friends and social peers when it comes to how good they are at figuring out things.
If you have tried and can't figure out the riddle for yourself you can always cheat and read the answer from the half a dozen online articles now boasting the final result. Like this giraffe riddle article.