GIRAFFES: That's Where I'm a Viking!

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I can't even believe this is a thing, but after seeing my FB friends' profiles erupt with giraffes, I had to figure out what it was. Here is the center of the "debate": http://www.examiner.com/article/giraffe-riddle-why-you-re-probably-answering-the-facebook-riddle-wrong?cid=sm-facebook-102813-9.00pm-girafferiddle

Now, here is the riddle itself:

"It’s 3 a.m., 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?"

How do you answer? What do you open first?

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Both answers are fucking stupid and the author of this deserves amoebic dysentery 7
Minnesota 5
Your eyes 3
The door 1
Other 0


your face comes with coleslaw (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:31 (nine years ago) link

what

reckless woo (Z S), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:33 (nine years ago) link

Well, that answers one giraffe question I had.

pplains, Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:34 (nine years ago) link

oh wait, there's a bit in the article where it explains why a giraffe is involved:

"The way it is being passed around Facebook is that someone will post this as their status and have you send a private message with the answer. If you get it right; good for you. If you get it wrong, then you've got to change your profile picture to a giraffe for a week."

reckless woo (Z S), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:34 (nine years ago) link

it means that he literally becomes a viking in his dreams

sleepingbag, Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:34 (nine years ago) link

The answer is obviously eyes

Voted MN

a dessicated quasi-tsunami of gut-busting cosmic - tech (DJP), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:35 (nine years ago) link

oh, and you're not provided with a set of answers, you're supposed to guess on your own

FUCK, THE GIRAFFE PUZZLE WAS RUINED FOR ME

reckless woo (Z S), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:35 (nine years ago) link

If you ever want to live like a viking, like I do, be a part-time FB admin for a family and parenting magazine.

pplains, Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:35 (nine years ago) link

'your eyes' is incorrect because as per the terms of the riddle you are already awake

sleepingbag, Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:36 (nine years ago) link

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reckless woo (Z S), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:36 (nine years ago) link

xxxxpost yeah, that's the dumbest part of the whole thing.

anywho I say "the door" is right, cuz the riddle says you've already woken up, and presumably, your eyes are already open! and how the fuck do you know its your parents unless they screamed it through the door or you already 'opened your eyes' and looked through the peephole? and what kind of parents drive to their kids' house at 3 am to demand breakfast?

No, no sir, this doesn't add up at all!

your face comes with coleslaw (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:37 (nine years ago) link

what about the TRUE mystery - which giraffe is taller?!?!

http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/image_content_width/hash/8c/4a/8c4af115de4610a2b4f6340be5f40c81.JPG?itok=90Edf3Uv

reckless woo (Z S), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:39 (nine years ago) link

idk but the one on the right sure is not very photogenic.

your face comes with coleslaw (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:40 (nine years ago) link

caption

the giraffes are talking about the riddle

reckless woo (Z S), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:41 (nine years ago) link

quick someone ask me the question so i can get it wrong on purpose

http://31.media.tumblr.com/4d9c5381e30113c22c04ca17a6ed4831/tumblr_mno79zaNDL1sodo64o1_400.gif

pplains, Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:46 (nine years ago) link

can't gif on facebook :`(

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:46 (nine years ago) link

voted "amoebic dysentery" obv.

wd like to point out that "wake up" does not necessarily imply your eyes are already open but fuck it, what's the use.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVzmecHQ4TM (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:46 (nine years ago) link

xpost

what is the first thing you think of when you look at that clip?

reckless woo (Z S), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:47 (nine years ago) link

Wine is also an acceptable answer.

jmm, Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:47 (nine years ago) link

the wine is always open.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:48 (nine years ago) link

wd like to point out that "wake up" does not necessarily imply your eyes are already open but fuck it, what's the use.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVzmecHQ4TM (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, October 29, 2013 5:46 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

not immediately, no, but in the time it took for you to discover (somehow) that your parents were at the door, I'd assume they'd have opened? maybe people wake up differently, but for me, my eyes are open nanoseconds after I wake up.

your face comes with coleslaw (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:50 (nine years ago) link

the wine is always open.

― Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, October 29, 2013 5:48 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

otm

your face comes with coleslaw (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:50 (nine years ago) link

"You are awake, therefore your eyes are already open" is an assumption that is not borne out by the statement of the riddle. The instigating event is "someone wakes you up" and there is no clarification/specification re: being downstairs or at the door before the question "what's the first thing you open?" needs to be answered. The answer is "your eyes".

a dessicated quasi-tsunami of gut-busting cosmic - tech (DJP), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:53 (nine years ago) link

what if you typically answer the door with your eyes closed?

your face comes with coleslaw (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:54 (nine years ago) link

The only defensible argument for "the door" is if you sleep with your eyes open

a dessicated quasi-tsunami of gut-busting cosmic - tech (DJP), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:55 (nine years ago) link

it doesn't matter, you only need to acknowledge that "wake up" does not necessarily imply "eyes open" to render the whole thing a load of bollocks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVzmecHQ4TM (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:55 (nine years ago) link

what if the house isn't your house

your face comes with coleslaw (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:57 (nine years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/Xdy6zfO.jpg

乒乓, Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:57 (nine years ago) link

what if you typically answer the door with your eyes closed?

Then by your own logic the answer is "your mouth" unless you are arguing that you open the door with your eyes closed without asking "who is it?"

a dessicated quasi-tsunami of gut-busting cosmic - tech (DJP), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:57 (nine years ago) link

乒乓 otm

Tip from Tae Kwon Do: (crüt), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 22:01 (nine years ago) link

between this and bitstrips, i'm selling my facebook stock.

pplains, Tuesday, 29 October 2013 22:01 (nine years ago) link

my heart valves to pump blood through my body so i can live

Mordy , Tuesday, 29 October 2013 22:03 (nine years ago) link

I would accept door or eyes. Eyes is the stronger answer. The only reason for the detail about being woken up at 3 am is to point to eyes. Without that detail, it would be door.

beach situations (Austerity Ponies), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 22:06 (nine years ago) link

my man

a dessicated quasi-tsunami of gut-busting cosmic - tech (DJP), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 22:10 (nine years ago) link

Who says I sleep at 3am?

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 22:21 (nine years ago) link

The first thing I open is my fist so I can slap the face of my parents for thinking 3AM is the time to visit for breakfast.

taxi tomato or bag tomato (Trayce), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 23:06 (nine years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 6 November 2013 00:01 (nine years ago) link

toilet bears!

contenderizer, Wednesday, 6 November 2013 00:04 (nine years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 7 November 2013 00:01 (nine years ago) link

nine years pass...

Fuck the parents in this riddle

Fash Gordon (Neanderthal), Saturday, 19 November 2022 23:13 (one week ago) link

It’s 3 a.m.

wtf

jmm, Saturday, 19 November 2022 23:20 (one week ago) link

Also how do I know it's your parents if they're unexpected and how do you know they want breakfast if yr asleep

Fash Gordon (Neanderthal), Saturday, 19 November 2022 23:24 (one week ago) link

Yeah, by the time I know they want breakfast, my eyes and the door are already open. And the question isn't "what was the first thing you opened?"

Lily Dale, Sunday, 20 November 2022 00:37 (one week ago) link

i assume the answer is a giraffe not gonna read to find out why or how

ciderpress, Sunday, 20 November 2022 00:47 (one week ago) link


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