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Other Heart-Melting Wishes

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It's the story that everyone is talking about: In San Francisco, the Caped Crusader has risen out of darkness in the guise of a 5-year-old boy with leukemia, living out his dream of being Batman for a day with the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Here's a round-up of other heart-melting Make-A-Wish wishes we posted in 2010.

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According to this literal pie chart of seasonally appropriate dessert suggestions, November is the perfect time for pumpkin pie.

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Michael Jordan’s Illinois estate is up for auction. Bidding starts at $29 million, but the virtual tour of the legendary basketball player’s lavish digs is free.

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The Boy Who Lived lives on in the latest line of USPS “Forever” stamps, which will feature twenty images of Harry Potter and friends, though it seems like a cruel joke for Muggle postage to star an owl.

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The Miss Universe National Costume Show takes “over the top” over the top with feathers, glitz, and possibly (hopefully) the only bedazzled Canadian Mountie uniform in existence.

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Is cheese naturally bright orange? Well, yes and no.

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Before the names Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling, and Christina Aguilera were instant click-bait for celebrity gossip sites, they were just humble Mouseketeers with great choreographed dance routines.

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Some of the world’s most fascinating creatures are the ones no one knows exist.

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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