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Giraffes are Invading Facebook

Giraffes are Invading Facebook


Some of you may have noticed that on Facebook, instead of a profile picture of a friend, you are seeing a picture of a giraffe. If you are like me, you suddenly start to wonder if all of a sudden everyone has become obsessed with giraffes or if there is some big giraffe related news story that is happening. The answer is none of the above.

The appearance of giraffes has to do with a riddle! It’s the Great Giraffe Challenge! Basically, what you do is you go to the website, and there is a riddle. If you get the answer correct, then you win! If you get it wrong, you have to change your profile picture to a giraffe for three days. Another way to play the game is that if you see someone on your timeline has posted the riddle, then you can message them your answer. If they say you are wrong, well then it’s still a giraffe photo for you.

A new riddle has just been posted! But, let’s take a look at the last riddle, shall we?

“It’s 3 a.m., the doorbell rings and you wake up. Unexpected visitors! 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?”

Now, the correct answer is the door. There has also been some debate as to whether or not eyes should be the right answer. Personally, I would go with the wine. You are going to need someone to get you through three am breakfast with your parents! They can stand outside a little bit longer while you prepare yourself a glass of wine.

Honestly, my question is why are your parents awake at 3 am, and why do they think a surprise visit for breakfast is acceptable at that hour? Who eats breakfast at 3 am? Crazy people, that’s who. The only people I know who are awake at 3 in the morning are people who haven’t been to bed yet, and those people are typically college and grad students, or maybe the only ones up are those who are addicted to Netflix and Tumblr.

Here is the current riddle: If a giraffe were to walk into the jungle, how far could it walk?

What are your thoughts on this weird trend? Will you try your hand at the current riddle? Does anyone know why you have to be a giraffe? I am asking a lot of questions, I know, but that is because I am still so confused. Maybe I should start going to sleep before 3 am.

Photo Credit: CreativeCommons.org

Allison Nichols Allison is a grad student at Hofstra University. You will most likely find her discussing what happened on TV last night or having a netflix marathon. If she isn't obsessing over TV, you can find Allison with her nose in a book. Follow Allison on twitter at @allisoniskiller.