If you’ve been wondering about the sudden “giraffe surge” on Facebook, it’s because of a riddle. Answer the riddle incorrectly, and you have to change your Facebook profile pic to a giraffe. Why? Don’t know – but giraffes are pretty cool, so why not? (And if you’re worried – no, it’s not a trick to infect your computer with a virus).
Of course, not all giraffes are created equal – there’s a humorous Facebook account from “Native Hulk” that is using this giraffe – guess it’s a giraffe that has been exposed to too much gamma radiation:
If I had answered the riddle incorrectly (ahem, Nadelle), then I might have used this giraffe – seen on a young woman at Starbucks a few months ago. She gave me permission to take a photo of her “Stand Tall” giraffe, and explained that she got it to help remind herself to “reach up” and not let bad things bring her down.