Super Heroes

July 17, 2011
(was 09.05.2010)

Batman, Superman, the Green Lantern we all had our superheroes as kids. Maybe we still do today? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, SUPERHEROES. We'll celebrate Wonder Woman's 70th birthday with a look at her controversial new costume. We'll also explore the actual physics of superpowers. And, "The 99" an Islamic comic book in which each superhero reflects one of the 99 names of Allah.

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  1. James Kakalios on "The Physics of Superheroes"

    James Kakalios, author of "The Physics of Superheroes", talks to Jim Fleming about Superman and science fiction.

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  2. Jim Lee on Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman is 70! Jim Lee drew the updated Wonder Woman and describes her to Steve Paulson.

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  3. Aimee Mullins on Superpowers

    Aimee Mullins is an athlete, fashion model and activist who uses whichever of her 12 pair of prosthetic legs is appropriate for the task at hand. To see a gallery of Aimee Mullin's prosthetic legs please click HERE (

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  4. Naif Al-Mutawa on "The 99"

    Naif Al-Mutawa is the Creator of "The 99," a comic book series featuring a group of superheroes, each of whom derives a power from one of the 99 attributes of Allah.

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