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    Oct 26, 2013, 02:22 PM
    Riddle time
    This riddle is going around Facebook. The terms are, you PM the answer to the person that posted it. If you get it right, all is well. If you get it wrong, you have to turn your profile picture into a giraffe for three days.

    Here's the riddle, and I don't yet know if I got it right, so don't ask me the answer. I will tell you what I guessed after enough people answer. To me the answer was obvious, which means I'm probably wrong.

    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?

    Guess away. :)
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    Oct 26, 2013, 02:42 PM
    Am I allowed to post the answer here? publicly for all to see?
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    Oct 26, 2013, 02:45 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Wondergirl View Post
    Am I allowed to post the answer here? publicly for all to see?
    Go for it. But no cheating, don't look up the answer. I had two answers. The first one made the most sense, but the way the riddle was worded, I changed it to my second answer. I am now a giraffe on fb. :(
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    Oct 26, 2013, 02:45 PM
    Your eyes..
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    Oct 26, 2013, 02:48 PM
    Yes, your eyes. (altho, if you wake up, wouldn't that mean you open your eyes too?)

    Second possibility would be the door.
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    Oct 26, 2013, 02:50 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Wondergirl View Post
    Yes, your eyes. (altho, if you wake up, wouldn't that mean you open your eyes too?)

    Second possibility would be the door.
    That's what I thought WG. The riddle says that you wake up, so that would mean your eyes are already open, right? But, it doesn't say "what do you open first after you wake up", it simply says what do you open first.

    I guessed door, because of my logic, which is the same as yours. But the answer isn't door.
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    Oct 26, 2013, 02:53 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Alty View Post
    I guessed door, because of my logic, which is the same as yours. But the answer isn't door.
    And the riddle says "thing," not "things" (plural).
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    Oct 26, 2013, 02:57 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Wondergirl View Post
    And the riddle says "thing," not "things" (plural).
    True, but opening your eyes is a thing you do. Saying things would have given it away. That would have been way too easy.
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    Oct 26, 2013, 02:57 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Alty View Post
    True, but opening your eyes is a thing you do. Saying things would have given it away. That would have been way too easy.
    Open wine AND cheese? (things)

    Who eats breakfast at 3 a.m.?
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    Oct 26, 2013, 03:02 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Wondergirl View Post
    Open wine AND cheese? (things)

    Who eats breakfast at 3 a.m.?
    Yes, but you're only opening one thing. If the riddle had said "what are the first things you open", people would have posted two things, in which case I would have posted eyes, then the door. But "things" would have changed the riddle entirely.

    I didn't write it, I merely posted it, and I don't think that the word "thing" is at all confusing. The first poster got it right, the answer is eyes. :)
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    Oct 26, 2013, 03:13 PM
    Curtains.

    Ps the official answer is here: EYES
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    Oct 26, 2013, 03:17 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Curlyben View Post
    Curtains.

    Ps the official answer is here: EYES
    Ben, it's 3am, why bother with the curtains, it's dark outside! ;)
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    Oct 26, 2013, 03:27 PM
    Oh - answer is eyes?
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    Oct 26, 2013, 03:32 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by joypulv View Post
    Fridge?
    LOL! I like that answer. I'd need the wine to deal with 3am guests expecting breakfast. But, having said that, you'd be a giraffe right now.
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    Oct 26, 2013, 03:33 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by joypulv View Post
    Oh - answer is eyes?
    :) You edited your post bad girl. Okay, I'll let you stay human. Even though your first guess was wrong. :)
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    Oct 26, 2013, 04:02 PM
    It should have asked What WAS the first thing you opened. If you woke up and know your parents are at the door then your eyes are already open.
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    Oct 26, 2013, 07:28 PM
    First thing I'd open? My mouth... to say "REALLY?!?!?! WHAT THE !!" Lmao.
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    Oct 27, 2013, 07:41 AM
    As it says "The doorbell rings and you wake up", then the logical answer is "your eyes"
    What makes the answer "The Door" right?
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    Oct 27, 2013, 08:40 AM
    Why on earth are parents ringing the doorbell at 3 a.m. for breakfast? NO ONE eats breakfast at 3 a.m. If they are hungry, they should go to Denny's or some open-all-night diner. It would be the height of disrespect to wake up your child at that godforsaken hour of the morning -- just to expect breakfast???
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    Oct 27, 2013, 08:42 AM
    My first answer was door.. I've changed it into eyes.. quite confusing.. " thing" so it should be door, ;logic " it should be eyes "

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