As speculations of the origin of the viral giraffe riddle on Facebook continue, reports have surfaced that its creator came from New Zealand. Kiwi vlogger Andrew Strugnell was revealed as the creator of the popular riddle requiring everyone to change their profile pictures on Facebook to a giraffe if they don't get the right answer.
Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a recent event. The social network giant did not pay UK corporation tax in 2012 (Photo: Reuters)
Mr Strugnell had originally set up the giraffe riddle on YouTube during one weekend. He placed the giraffe riddle in the video and asked those who will play the video on Facebook to send him a message if they knew the answer.
The giraffe riddle quickly became viral in Facebook and has been viewed 230,000 times. After the giraffe riddle took Facebook by storm, a Web site has been set up in its honour. The Great Giraffe Challenge now has its own Web site where viewers can enter their answers.
The Great Giraffe Challenge also has its own Facebook page now with over 94,000 likes.
The New Zealand native and giraffe riddle creator said he was amazed how the riddle quickly went viral. Mr Strugnell's giraffe riddle has taken the Internet by storm. He thanked friends and netizens for sharing the riddle and changing their profile images to giraffes.
Mr Strugnell said he was considering creating a new riddle every week. The giraffe riddle is: "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?"
Viewers on Facebook will send their answers to the one who shared the riddle. If they didn't guess correctly, they will need to change their profile pictures to a giraffe for three days as a consequence for being wrong.
For those who do not know the answer yet, "You open your eyes first" and "You open the door first" are both correct, according to the giraffe riddle creator.
Thanks to its popularity, the Great Giraffe Challenge has become an official Internet meme in chatrooms, emails and social media sites. Like any other Internet sensation, criticism seems to be inevitable. However, despite the backlash for its alleged stupidity, poor riddle composition and grammar, this hasn't stopped the Great Giraffe Challenge for being "great."