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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.

Stand Tall giraffe tattoo



  1. Technically, David, although you have requested to appeal this, Mark Zuckerberg is simply not responding and you are currently in violation of facebook giraffe code 758. As you know, your answer was deemed INCORRECT when compared with the standard giraffe riddle protocol and yet, you have still failed to change your profile picture to the required spotted, long necked ungulate. Fines and penalties accrue retroactively and will be enforced by the giraffe police as soon as they are done figuring out what the fox says.

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