Thursday 26 April 2018

Facebook giraffe riddle: why are your friends changing their profile pictures?

People have been changing their profile pictures to images of giraffes after failing to solve a tough riddle
People have been changing their profile pictures to images of giraffes after failing to solve a tough riddle

Sophie Curtis, Telegraph.co.uk

AN EMERGING trend on Facebook has people changing their profile pictures to images of giraffes after failing to solve a tough riddle.

The riddle poses the question: ‘It’s 3am, 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?’

Facebook users who fail the challenge must change their profile picture to a photo of a giraffe and re-post the riddle, asking friends to send them a private message with the answer.

The riddle has gone viral on Facebook and has received mixed responses from online users. While some are already tiring of the giraffe pictures, others feel that it is good to be part of a collective fun activity like this.

In 2010, a similar trend was noticed on Facebook where users changed their profile picture to their favorite cartoon character, which was later revealed to be part of a protest to support children.

Telegraph.co.uk

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