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

On This Day in 1965, the First American Walked in Space
Watch the UK Rubik's Cube Championship
On This Day in 1997, Linda Finch Completed Her Round-the-World Flight
On This Day in 585 BCE, a Solar Eclipse Ended a War
See How Soy Sauce is (Still) Made in Japan
On This Day in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge Opened
Meet Ryan Neil, American Bonsai Shokunin
Man Buys Two Metric Tons of LEGO Bricks; Sorts Them Via Machine Learning
Tonight in 1992, Johnny Carson Hosted His Last 'Tonight Show' Guests
Watch Decorator Crabs Collect and Carry Costumes
On This Day in 1932, Amelia Earhart Began Her Solo Atlantic Flight
Take a Trippy Journey in This Machine-Generated Video
Watch the Original 'Spinal Tap' Short Film
On This Day in 1973, Skylab Launched
Watch Brits Play the Oldest Board Game On Earth
Can You Solve the Pirate Riddle?
Watch: Why is Voyager 1 Getting Closer to Earth Right Now?
Watch This "Impossible Object" Dovetail Cube Puzzle
What 1969 Thought the Office of the Future Looked Like
On This Day in 1994, the Chunnel Opened
Spend an Hour Watching Yellowstone National Park
Watch How Stars Will Move Over the Next 5,000,000 Years
How to Destroy the Non-Paper £5 Note
A Brief History of Soyuz 1, Fifty Years Later
On This Day in 1964, the Unisphere Was Unveiled
On This Day in 1978, the Blues Brothers Rocked 'SNL'
What Was the Flaw in the Enigma Machine?
Watch How to Make a Compass
On This Day in 1972, Apollo 16 Blasted Off
Visual Proof of Snowflakes' Non-Uniqueness
Watch 18 Minutes of Julia Louis-Dreyfus 'Seinfeld' Bloopers
In 1959, Soviets Littered the Moon With Tiny Metal Pennants
Watch How To Make a Self-Starting Siphon Using Bendy Straws
On This Day in 1959, America Met the Mercury Seven
Watch: These Fruit Flies are Superheroes of Brain Science
Can You Solve the Virus Riddle?
What's Inside the Deepest Hole in the World?
Remembering Gmail Motion, the Best April 1 'Feature' Yet
On This Day in 1960, NASA Took the First TV Picture from Space
5 Things You Should Know About Congress's ISP Vote
Remembering MiniDisc, the Audio Format that Flopped in America
Recreating the 'Asteroids' Video Game Using Lasers
On This Day in 1953, Jonas Salk Announced His Polio Vaccine
Watch: The Economics of Airline Class
On This Day in 1995, the First Wiki Went Public
'Sesame Street' Introduces Julia, a New Muppet With Autism
Emulate a Vintage Mac Running System 7 in Your Browser
Watch Ultra-Closeup Video of Sweat Glands on Fingertips
On This Day in 1957, Elvis Bought Graceland
Why Do Cans of Diet Coke Float While Regular Coke Sinks?


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