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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 chrishiggins.com.

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
Videos
Spend an Hour Watching Yellowstone National Park
Videos
Watch How Stars Will Move Over the Next 5,000,000 Years
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How to Destroy the Non-Paper £5 Note
Space
A Brief History of Soyuz 1, Fifty Years Later
Art
On This Day in 1964, the Unisphere Was Unveiled
Music
On This Day in 1978, the Blues Brothers Rocked 'SNL'
Math
What Was the Flaw in the Enigma Machine?
Videos
Watch How to Make a Compass
Space
On This Day in 1972, Apollo 16 Blasted Off
Science
Visual Proof of Snowflakes' Non-Uniqueness
TV
Watch 18 Minutes of Julia Louis-Dreyfus 'Seinfeld' Bloopers
Space
In 1959, Soviets Littered the Moon With Tiny Metal Pennants
Videos
Watch How To Make a Self-Starting Siphon Using Bendy Straws
Space
On This Day in 1959, America Met the Mercury Seven
Videos
Watch: These Fruit Flies are Superheroes of Brain Science
Math
Can You Solve the Virus Riddle?
Science
What's Inside the Deepest Hole in the World?
Fun
Remembering Gmail Motion, the Best April 1 'Feature' Yet
Space
On This Day in 1960, NASA Took the First TV Picture from Space
Technology
5 Things You Should Know About Congress's ISP Vote
Videos
Remembering MiniDisc, the Audio Format that Flopped in America
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Recreating the 'Asteroids' Video Game Using Lasers
History
On This Day in 1953, Jonas Salk Announced His Polio Vaccine
Travel
Watch: The Economics of Airline Class
History
On This Day in 1995, the First Wiki Went Public
TV
'Sesame Street' Introduces Julia, a New Muppet With Autism
Fun
Emulate a Vintage Mac Running System 7 in Your Browser
What did I just watch?
Watch Ultra-Closeup Video of Sweat Glands on Fingertips
History
On This Day in 1957, Elvis Bought Graceland
Science
Why Do Cans of Diet Coke Float While Regular Coke Sinks?
Animals
Watch How Snails Make Baby Snails
Videos
Watch Technologists Get Excited About Mobile Phones (in 1979)
Videos
Watch a Neuroscientist Explain a Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty
History
On This Day in 1933, FDR Gave His First Fireside Chat
Math
Can You Solve the 'Three Gods' Riddle?
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