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Giraffe Riddle Goes Viral on Facebook: Do You Know the Answer?

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If you've been noticing that people on your Facebook feed—your mom, your aunt, that one kid from middle school you don't even know why you're Facebook friends with—have turned into giraffes, here's why: 

They're all bad at riddles.

A new trend on Facebook asks users to answer a simple riddle, and if they answer incorrectly, they must change their profile picture to a giraffe for three days. Here is the riddle—now, are you a giraffe?

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?

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The viral game was apparently started by YouTuber Andrew Stugnell, who explained in a video that if you get the answer wrong you must post this message to your Facebook page with your new picture: 

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 DONT GIVE OUT THE ANSWER.

Why a giraffe? Why not?

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So what is the answer? It depends who you ask.

(WARNING: Spoilers)

TheGreatGiraffeChallenge.com, the official site of the movement, says that the answer is "your eyes." If you input any other answer you get a message that says, "You Are A Giraffe! The first thing you open before you get out of bed and answer the door...are your EYES!"

Others (including us) would say the answer is "the door." One commenter said, "I answered, 'The door' due to the fact that in the riddle it says that you woke up meaning that your eye's were already open. Poor riddle I'd say." 

Either way, The Giraffe Riddle Facebook page has racked up over 70,000 likes in only a few days and Andrew promises they will now release weekly riddles each Saturday. Get ready to see a lot more giraffes pop up on your Facebook.

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