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Giraffe profile pictures on Facebook

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giraffe profile pictureYesterday I started seeing giraffe pictures pop up on peoples Facebook profiles, I didn’t think anything of it as people are often putting crazy pictures up in support of something.  However, today I started to see a load more, so I had to ask what’s with the Giraffe profile pictures

Giraffe profile pictures

It turns out there is a riddle going around: The Giraffe riddle challenge – if you get the riddle wrong, you have to put up a giraffe profile picture up for three days, and if you get it right, then everyone has to say how wonderful you are.

I played the game and got it wrong. I agreed to change my profile pic to a Giraffe if I got the riddle wrong. The Great Giraffe Game! … 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.


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. – go on!! you know you want a giraffe pic on
your wall

You then have to private message the person with the answer if you want to play.

I think this was the original riddle but since then different Giraffe riddles have appeared up because this one is worded incorrectly – and so misleads you, which is why everyone is *seemingly* getting it wrong.

Of course, now there are giraffe jokes flying around.

Its funny really how everyone seems to get involve in these things, this is like a chain letter really but not exactly spam but for fun.  It just shows the power of social networks though doesn’t it.  If we can do this for fun, we should be able to do it for charities and causes easily.

It’s odd is that I am seeing more Giraffes that riddles – it would be good if you put the riddle up about why you have a giraffe profile picture I guess.  Not that I’m asking people to flood our feeds with riddles though.

I noticed to that there is a Giraffe failure support group on Facebook too –

All in good fun.

Let me know if you got it right.

Update – Giraffe game isn’t a virus or a hack.

There are many posts being shared now that say that either the message is a virus or that the Giraffe challenge was set up by the hacking group “Anonymous”.

Apparently they’re going to embark on a random ‘cleansing’ program which will wipe out the bank accounts and hard drives of those people who have giraffe profile pics…A few of my FB friends have already had it happen, so change your pics back!!!!

None of this is true, its a harmless game, and as long as you haven’t clicked a link attached to the (or any) status update, then you cannot get a virus by sharing it and adding Giraffe profile pictures on Facebook

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