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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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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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