A giraffe riddle has taken Facebook by storm. By now you must have noticed that at least one of your Facebook friends has changed his or her profile photo to a giraffe. On Oct. 28, the International Business Times reported that Facebook users are sent a riddle (which you can read below) and if they answer it incorrectly, they are supposed to change their profile picture to one of a giraffe and leave it like that for three days.
"The viral quiz gained attention last Saturday and garnered various reactions from online users. Some said that this is very childish and stupid since one can check the answer on Google. Others said that it is fun to join such things once in a while," the IBTimes reports.
The giraffe riddle actually has nothing to do with a giraffe -- but for some reason, someone thought that having a giraffe as a profile pic would be funny (and it is) and would catch on/go viral (which it has). So, here is the riddle (but if you know the answer, keep it to yourself -- or you'll spoil the fun!).
"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?" Seems easy enough right? Judging by the amount of giraffe pictures, it's actually not as easy as you might think.
If the Facebook giraffe riddle is too confusing for you, make sure you pick a unique giraffe photo to set as your profile pic. You might as well have fun with it... right?
© Effie Orfanides 2013