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.

Watch Computer Pros Get Excited About Windows 98...In 1998
Watch These Marbles Race on a Wet Track
What's in Hair Conditioner?
On This Day in 1980, Voyager 1 Showed Us Saturn
What Did the Original U.S. Nickel Look Like?
Watch These Peruvian Tree-Protecting Ants in Ultra HD
Watch Computer Pros Get Excited About Windows 95...in 1995
Can You Solve This River Crossing Puzzle?
Fly Through the International Space Station in Ultra HD
Watch Aldous Huxley Discuss 'Technodictators'
Watch: How Did Old School Floppy Drives Work?
Cold Welding Metal in Space (Video)
What's in Citrus-Scented Air Fresheners? (Video)
Watch Jim Henson's (Slightly) Spooky 1965 'Shrinkel and Stretchel' TV Commercial
How LEGO Helps Blind People See
Relax With a Video Visit to Kew Gardens (in 1942)
Watch This Groovy 1960s Tupperware Documentary/Infomercial
How Do Blind People Find Braille Signs?
What Makes Chewing Gum Chewy?
Tuesday on American Experience: 'Tesla'
5 New Fascinating Videos About Mars
Watch This Awkward 1956 Documentary About Cartooning
What's in Nail Polish?
Watch Blue Man Group's Tiny Desk Concert
NES Start Screens, for Three Hours
The Drill We Sent to Mars
Visit California City, the Largest City Never Built
Can You Solve the Prisoner Boxes Riddle?
Watch This Cute Dancing Spider Entrance His Mate
Behold, the Live Jellyfish Cam!
Watch This Selective Attention Test
How Astronauts Put on Space Suits
Penn & Teller's Bullet Illusion
An Hour of Matthew McConaughey Watching Rain, Sipping Coffee
Watch This Documentary on the Making of 'Blade Runner'
Trees Communicate Underground (Here's How)
Watch: What's in Toothpaste?
Behold, the Live Shark Cam!
Watch Leonard Nimoy's 'Star Trek Memories'
What are Auctioneers Saying When They Talk Super-Fast?
How the Band-Aid Was Invented
Why Traffic Jams Happen (and How to Fix Them)
This 'MythBusters' Video Will Make You Flinch
Why Is the Music in Marvel Movies So Forgettable?
Watch: Red Ants vs. Black Ants...Who Wins?
What Causes 'Floaters' and Other Visual Phenomena?
Can a New 'Vaccine' Stem the Frog Apocalypse?
You Can Watch Paint Drying On YouTube (Thanks, Internet!)
Why 'You' Is One of the Most Difficult Words to Translate
Sami Elu's Melodic Chopstick Piano
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