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Facebook giraffe riddle goes viral

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Facebook giraffe riddle goes viral

By Stephen L. Betts. CREATED Oct 29, 2013

Are your Facebook friends looking a lot more giraffe-like lately? Blame it on a riddle THAT has gone viral and requires anyone who answers it incorrectly to change their profile picture to that of a giraffe. But never fear, there's no truth to the rumor that playing along will leave you vulnerable to hackers.

If you do see a giraffe photo on your friend's profile, here's the text of the post that will likely accompany it: "I've changed my profile to a giraffe. I tried to answer a riddle and got it wrong. Try the great giraffe challenge! The deal is I give you a riddle. You get it right you get to keep your profile pic. You get it wrong and you change your profile pic to a Giraffe for the next 3 days. MESSAGE ME ONLY SO YOU DON’T GIVE OUT THE ANSWER. Here is the riddle: 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? Remember … message me only. If you get it right I’ll post your name here. If you get it wrong, change your profile pic. So what is the first thing you open?"

According to Internet hoax-hunters Snopes.com, concerns that the giraffe riddle is somehow being used by hackers attempting to steal Facebook accounts or spread a malicious virus are completely unwarranted. The only thing problematic (other than looking like a giraffe for a few days if you don't solve the riddle) is that there are actually two answers to it. We won't reveal either answer here!