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.

Video Games
NES Start Screens, for Three Hours
Space
The Drill We Sent to Mars
Geography
Visit California City, the Largest City Never Built
Videos
Can You Solve the Prisoner Boxes Riddle?
Videos
Watch This Cute Dancing Spider Entrance His Mate
Videos
Behold, the Live Jellyfish Cam!
Videos
Watch This Selective Attention Test
Space
How Astronauts Put on Space Suits
Videos
Penn & Teller's Bullet Illusion
Videos
An Hour of Matthew McConaughey Watching Rain, Sipping Coffee
Movies
Watch This Documentary on the Making of 'Blade Runner'
Videos
Trees Communicate Underground (Here's How)
Videos
Watch: What's in Toothpaste?
Videos
Behold, the Live Shark Cam!
TV
Watch Leonard Nimoy's 'Star Trek Memories'
Videos
What are Auctioneers Saying When They Talk Super-Fast?
Videos
How the Band-Aid Was Invented
Videos
Why Traffic Jams Happen (and How to Fix Them)
What did I just watch?
This 'MythBusters' Video Will Make You Flinch
Movies
Why Is the Music in Marvel Movies So Forgettable?
Videos
Watch: Red Ants vs. Black Ants...Who Wins?
Videos
What Causes 'Floaters' and Other Visual Phenomena?
Videos
Can a New 'Vaccine' Stem the Frog Apocalypse?
What did I just watch?
You Can Watch Paint Drying On YouTube (Thanks, Internet!)
Language
Why 'You' Is One of the Most Difficult Words to Translate
Music
Sami Elu's Melodic Chopstick Piano
Videos
Sea Urchins Pull Themselves Inside Out to be Reborn
Animals
Why Can't Mules Have Babies?
History
On This Day in 1935, Humans Exceeded 300 mph on Land
TV
Watch Rare 'Star Trek' Home Movies
Videos
Gene Wilder on Wonka, Acting, and His Mother
Science
You Didn't Know Mushrooms Could Do All This
Technology
Watch How USC Digitizes Human Actors
Math
The Secret of Floppy Paper
TV
Bert & Ernie Go to the Movies
Videos
Watch How Bicycles Were Made (in 1945)
Animals
What Sounds Do Koalas Make?
Math
Can Math Explain How Animals Get Their Patterns?
Technology
Happy 20th Birthday, Netscape Navigator 3.0!
Food
Watch: The Surprising History of Bananas
Animals
The Fly That Acts Like a Hermit Crab
Math
The Puzzling Collatz Conjecture
Videos
Watch How Diving Boards are Made
Fun
'BunaB,' a Brilliantly Useless Product Line
Videos
Video: How to Vote in Every State
Videos
The Time MythBusters Made, Busted a Million-Brick LEGO Ball
Videos
Can a Penny Dropped from a Skyscraper Kill Someone?
Videos
Behold, a Calculator Made of Paper
History
On This Date in 1974, Philippe Petit Became "Man on Wire"
Videos
John Cleese Has a YouTube Channel
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