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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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The Many Deaths of the Joker
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The Many Deaths of The Joker. The villain is killed off time and time again, but he's too good to get rid of permanently.

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The Magazine That Started a Feminist Movement in Japan. Seitō was groundbreaking literature in 1911.

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Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence? We don't know whether the reassembled atoms at the other end are the real you.

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The True Story Behind Billie Jean King’s Victorious “Battle of the Sexes.” It was just one chapter in her campaign to elevate women in tennis.

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The Ultimate, Indisputable Ranking of Planets in the Solar System, with a justification for each. Earth needs some help to regain its formerly stellar reputation.

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The Delicate Art of the Amusement Park Caricature. The artist must negotiate the body image issues of strangers every day.

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America's Flood Epidemic. Houston has seen three "500-year floods" in just the last three years.

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11 Strange Battlefields Where the Cold War Was Fought. There was no competition too inconsequential for the U.S. And the Soviet Union.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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