publication date: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 (part of Fall 2018)

category: Fads

clue: When the Penguin left Gotham City to threaten San Francisco, Batman needed help from this wishful assistant, and an entire city pitched in to make it happen.

explanation: In 2013, Scott was a Make-a-Wish Foundation recipient who asked to be Batman. The city of San Francisco staged an event where he (as "Batkid") would help a costumed Batman fight crime. The event grew to the point where more than ten thousand people cheered on Scott's adventures, with millions more following along online. Two films have been inspired by the event. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Samir Mehta, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, and Erik Bates


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