Chris Higgins

Writes about: Pop Culture , science , Space , tv

Chris Higgins is the author of The Blogger Abides and writes for This American Life, The Atlantic, Breakfast on Mars, and The Magazine. You can follow him at

Richard Nixon Had a Speech Prepared In the Event That Apollo 11's Mission Failed
10 Variations on the Game of Thrones Theme Song
Watch: The Brilliant Life of Ada Lovelace
10 Memorable Neil deGrasse Tyson Quotes
Watch Apollo 11 Launch
Introducing: Daytime Fireworks
On This Day in 1983, Sally Ride Made History
Watch Mister Rogers Accept His Lifetime Achievement Emmy (and Get Ready to Cry at Work)
ABBA Classics Sung in Swedish (and Spanish)
The Top 10 Pizza Chains in America
Stephen Hawking's Big Ideas, Made Simple
On This Day in 1933, FDR Gave His First Fireside Chat
6 Things Americans Should Know About Net Neutrality
George Orwell's 11 Tips for Proper Tea Making
Watch 18 Minutes of Julia Louis-Dreyfus Seinfeld Bloopers
Watch Terry Gilliam's 1968 Animated Christmas Card
Listen to What Darth Vader Sounded Like On the Star Wars Set
40 Years Later: Watch The Johnny Cash Christmas Show
The Queen of Code: Remembering Grace Hopper
The Time Douglas Adams Met Jim Henson
How Many of these 25 Brain Teasers Can You Solve?
Learn How to Write (Very Basic) Cuneiform via YouTube
Watch a British Museum Curator Explain How to Catch Unicorns
Watch Richard Feynman in Conversation, 1973
A Brief History of Deep Blue, IBM's Chess Computer
On This Day in 1958, NASA Was Created
Play the 'Sneakers' Computer Press Kit from 1992
Watch How Jigsaw Puzzles are Made
Remembering Comet Hale-Bopp's Unlikely Discovery
What's the Saltiest Water in the World?
On This Day in 1962, NASA Launched and Destroyed Mariner 1
Disneyland Opened Today in 1955
Creating a Water-Powered Hammer Using Stone Age Tools
Inside the Clandestine World of Chameleon Ranching
Watch How Computers Perform Optical Character Recognition
Inside the Quest to Save 42 Giant Presidential Statues
On This Day in 2003, Netscape Went Offline Forever
Meet Zeerak, the Newest Afghan Muppet
A Brief History of the First French Encyclopedia
Kevin Bacon on 'Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon'
Remembering the Final Space Shuttle Mission
Meet the Man Cloning Ancient Redwood Trees
Behold, the Sideways Elevator
Remembering Steve Fossett's 2002 Solo Round-the-World Balloon Flight
On This Day in 1957, the International Geophysical Year Began
On This Day in 1984, the MPAA Introduced the PG-13 Rating
Watch Danny DeVito Explain How to Eat Eggs on Broadway
A Video Visit to the 2017 World Taxidermy Championships
A Brief History of 1923's Midair Refueling Experiments
Watch Richard Feynman Explain Fire


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