Years ago, netizens began to change their Facebook profile photos to giraffe profile pictures, and others couldn’t figure out why. It was posted that if someone answered the riddle wrong, they had to change their profile picture to a giraffe for a week, but there was some controversy about the true answer. Now, that riddle is being reused on social media, but there’s been a bit of a twist on the way you’re supposed to answer and your so-called punishment.
The little brain-bender known as the “Giraffe Riddle” had nothing to do with the animal anyway. The only reason it was called because anyone who answered “incorrect” had to change their profile photos.
The riddle went like this:
“It’s 3 a.m. The doorbell rings and you wake up. You have some unexpected visitors! Your parents have arrived and they are here for breakfast. You have strawberry jam, honey, wine, bread, and cheese. What is the first thing you open?”
Guess it depends on how you answered, and on who asked you to guess at the riddle solution, you might have to change your profile picture or just get a “you’re right” congratulations. This riddle caused some arguments and issues between enemies and friends alike.
Now the riddle has returned, but with a slight twist.
It’s now 2020 and the riddle is starting to make viral rounds on Facebook again, but it’s been modified a little bit. Here’s a version of what’s going on.
“It’s 7:00 AM. You are asleep and there is a sudden knock on the door. Behind the door are your parents who came to have breakfast. In your fridge are bread, milk (pasteurized), juice, and a jar of jam. To answer, what will you open first? Answer directly through PM only. Answers in the comment section will be deleted”.
You could think a lot of things, but this time, the correct answer is “Facebook Messenger.”
It asks you what you’d open to answer the riddle first, and that would be your messenger in this case. That’s how you’d have to send the PM, and it really doesn’t have anything to do with the riddle itself.
“If your answer is incorrect, I can choose any of your photos and you have to post it along with the riddle. If you answer correctly, I’ll write your name in the comments (with a trophy emoji)”.
Online riddles don’t really mean a lot, and if you get it wrong, you don’t even have to play along. The “Giraffe Riddle” on Facebook has returned, but it’s not going to be called any longer since the penalty for getting it wrong is different. Still, the correct answer is based on how you read or interpret the riddle in the first place.