Magic Lamp

Fred, Bob and John stumble across a magic lamp. A genie pops out and grants them each the opportunity to make a wish.

Fred goes first, “I wish I could be forever alive.”
Bob goes next, “I wish the word ‘alive’ actually meant ‘dead'”.
John goes last, “I wish Bob and Fred were dead”.

After all is said and done, who of the three is alive and who is dead?


Bob and Fred would be dead as the meaning of ‘dead’ would still remain the same and the wish of John will kill the other two.

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