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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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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber
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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber. When news outlets couldn't get to Montana in time, J-school volunteers went into action.

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Kottabos, the Ancient Greek Drinking Game. The skill involved was flinging wine from one's own cup at a target.

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An Acid Trip with Groucho Marx. Yeah, he did LSD. At age 77.

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How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam War Movie. It's not only because those songs take you to that specific era.

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Owen KC Stephens tells a wonderful story about the time an elderly British couple wanted to learn how to play a Star Wars role-playing game. They didn't know what a role-playing game was, but they knew what they were doing.

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These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights. The triplefin is tiny, but controls its own super power.

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Unauthorized Dwelling at Yale. Student Allan Kornfeld couldn't afford the dorm charges, so he lived in a campus ventilation shaft for his senior year.

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The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words. The students who worked under the name White Rose paid dearly for their efforts.

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How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph?
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Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox

Just How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph? For a slimy, 8-foot insect, it had some canny strategies.

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Sharknado 6 Will Have Nazis and Noah's Ark, Which Seems Weirdly Predictable. Godwin's law should have come into effect long before the sixth film.

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Your Cortex Contains 17 Billion Computers. Our brains are much more complex than we've been told, and we have charts to explain them.

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Is This The Most Crowded Island In The World? A visit to Ilet a Brouee, a micro-sample of Haiti's unnatural history.

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Hilarious Guide To Dog Breeds That Will Help You Choose Your Next Dog. Comic artist Grace Gogarty captures the canine personalities you won't understand from mere pictures.

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Finding a Lost Strain of Rice, and Clues to Slave Cooking. Thought to be gone forever, a chef stumbled across a surviving crop of hill rice in Trinidad.

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29 Secrets Competitive Figure Skaters Will Never Tell You. But we found out anyway.

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This is What the Flu Does to Your Body. You feel like you've been hijacked, because that's exactly what's happening.

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