Pinocchio Paradox

Date: 7/15/2017

By taywood

I had known about this paradox for well over 3 years now and recently had a dream about it. (For those who don't know the paradox is that if Pinocchio were to say "my nose will grow now" if it didn't grow he would be lying and it would grow. However if it grew he wouldn't be lying anymore) So in my dream it started with me talking to Pinocchio and asking how hard it is with a built in lie detector and such. After talking to him I told him about the paradox and what people have hypothesized. He was at first confused and was very eager to say it. I told him that it was stupid to do that for he doesn't know what would happen. He did eventually say it and he looked at me after he said it and nothing happened. After a seconds we started laughing wondering what on earth we were thinking would happen. Then he suddenly stopped laughing and fell to the floor screaming in agony. I looked him over to see what was wrong when I saw the wood starting at his feet slowly dying and shriveling. It continued until it reached his head. Weirdly enough though his nose had shrunken back into his face and a hole was what was left. I didn't really now him well and he wasn't a childhood favorite character so I just kind of watched. It was weird but interesting🤷‍♀️.