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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.

History
On This Day in 1933, FDR Gave His First Fireside Chat
Math
Can You Solve the 'Three Gods' Riddle?
Books
Remembering Douglas Adams on His Birthday
Videos
Watch 'The Snow Guardian,' About a Reclusive Data Collector
Videos
Watch Technologists Get Excited About Pen Computers in 1991
History
Happy Birthday, Sinclair ZX81 Computer!
Math
Can You Solve the Control Room Riddle?
Animals
Why Does Your Cat's Tongue Feel Like Sandpaper?
Videos
Watch: Why the World Is Slowly Running Out of Sand
What did I just watch?
Watch a Vinyl Record That Produces a 'Star Wars' Hologram
Travel
Happy Establishment Day, Grand Teton National Park!
Videos
Relax With Slo-Mo Toy Videos
Movies
Watch Scenes from Every Best Animated Feature Winner Ever
Videos
Watch Technologists Get Excited About CDs in 1982
Math
How Many Ways Can You Sort a Deck of Cards?
Videos
Can You Solve the Frog Riddle?
Space
On This Day in 1930, Clyde Tombaugh Discovered Pluto
What did I just watch?
Relax, Listening to 10 Rumbling Hours of an Arctic Ship
Math
How Many Combinations Are Possible Using 6 LEGO Bricks?
Math
Can You Solve the Passcode Riddle?
Music History
Watch the Nicholas Brothers Tap Dance to Glenn Miller
TV
On This Day in 1963, Julia Child Debuted 'The French Chef'
Movies
On This Day in 1936, Charlie Chaplin's 'Modern Times' Debuted
Fun
Watch More Adventures in Replying to Spam with James Veitch
TV
How Apple's '1984' Super Bowl Ad Was Almost Canceled
Space
On This Day in 1971, Apollo 14 Golfers Arrived on the Moon
Math
Can You Solve the Airplane Fuel Riddle?
Animals
Watch Archerfish, the Champions of Spitting
List
6 Things Americans Should Know About Net Neutrality
Videos
Watch: Malaria and 'Silent Spring'
What did I just watch?
Watch Sculptures Appear to Undulate Under Strobe Lighting
Books
Watch: Stephen King on Childhood, 1989
Music
6 Things We Learned from Pizza Planet, the 'Toy Story' Punk Band
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A LEGO's-Eye-View: Outdoor Train Track
Videos
This Photographer Took a Polaroid Every Day Until the Day He Died
Videos
Watch: Free-Fallin' in Bremen's Zero-G Drop Tower
Videos
On This Day in 1975, Space Mountain Opened
Music
Learn the Basics of Sheet Music with This 5-Minute Video
News
Inside Wichita's 'Blessing Box,' a Micro Food Pantry
Math
Watch How Zero Became a Number
Space
NASA's 2016 Year in Review
List
35 Things Turning 35 in 2017
List
30 Things Turning 30 in 2017
Videos
Watch an Early Silent Film About Relativity
Animals
Visit a Squirrel Hospital (Video)
Videos
On This Day in 1968, Jacques Cousteau's TV Adventure Began
Math
Can You Solve the Counterfeit Coin Puzzle?
Videos
Watch How Neon Signs are Made
List
25 Things Turning 25 in 2017
Books
Today Would Be Isaac Asimov's 97th Birthday (ish)
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