Tim Urban of Wait But Why traveled to Russia, Japan, Nigeria, Iraq and Greenland and asked dozens of people if they had three wishes what they would wish for. A lot of the wishes are obvious: money, happiness, a house, love and peace come up often. But others just want something simple, like a biscuit.
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It's fun to watch, in that hey why is my heart warming up from watching a YouTube video sort of way.
As for my wishes? I would want to cure cancer. A time machine in the model of a DeLorean. And my last wish would probably be something dumb like a good slice every time I find myself drunk.