In addition to The Daily Beast, Susanna Speier has published feature articles in The Denver Post, Westword, and Poynter. She has blogged for Scientific American, Nature, and The Huffington Post. She is also a scriptwriter whose work has been produced by Lincoln Center, HERE Arts Center, Random Access Music, American Opera Projects, and Opera on Tap. She tweets at @susannaspeier and is currently serving giraffe time on Facebook.

Facebook Riddle

No, it’s not a Halloween stunt. All those giraffes on Facebook are punishment for a wrong answer to a viral riddle. The man who spread it shares his story—and the right response.