Why giraffes are invading your Facebook timeline

A riddle known as The Great Giraffe Challenge has taken over people's social media timelines.

COLUMBIA (WACH)-Facebook, where millions of people spend countless hours posting pictures of food, silly things they saw online, and chatting away with friends worldwide. However, a recent trend has some people worried after seeing giraffesâ?¦everywhere.

So what is it? Is it a conspiracy? A deadly virus sweeping the Internet and stealing all your private information?

According to Stephen Miano, Good Day Columbia Technology's Correspondent, "It's a huge phenomenon sweeping the Internet. Thousands of people are changing their profile pictures, consequences of their actions."

Is this some sort of scam?

"As near as we can tell, no, " says Miano. "It seems to be completely innocuous, safe fun. You answer a riddle, and if you get it right, you're good. If not, a giraffe profile picture is in your future for the next three days!

How does it work?

"Well, you answer the following riddle; It's 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?"

Miano says, "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."

Where did this come from?

"It seems to have started with a blogger Andrew Strugnell, who posted the original riddle on October 26th," says Miano, "but many people claim to have seen similar types of riddles and jokes before. A similar story swept the Russian Facebook clone VK last year."

So there you have it, mystery solved!