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
Man Turns 'Super Mario World' into 'Flappy Bird'
Space
Carl Sagan on Extraterrestrials
Videos
Filming Glow-in-the-Dark Millipedes
Movies
Monday on PBS: James Randi in 'An Honest Liar'
Videos
How the Donner Party Inspired the Invention of Condensed Milk
Videos
How Retractable Ballpoint Pens Work
Video Games
The 'Grand Theft Auto V' Deer Cam
Videos
Why Do These Liquids Look Alive?
Math
A Computer Made of 10,000 Dominoes
Math
A Demo of Babbage's Difference Engine
Videos
How to Make Your Own Sliding Puzzle
Videos
How Do LEDs Work?
TV
Dr. McCoy Visits the Set of 'Star Trek: TNG’
Math
Can You Solve the Prisoner Hat Riddle?
Videos
Why are Trains So Bad at Going Uphill?
Fun
Will Ferrell, "Exotic Animal" "Expert"
Animals
Scorpion vs. Mouse (Spoiler: Mouse Wins!)
TV
The Trouble with 'Star Trek' Transporters
Videos
Why Monty Python Reunited
List
29 Prescient Quotes About the Internet from 1996
Videos
Why Don't We Ride Zebras Like Horses?
Science
Happy Birthday, Periodic Table!
Videos
Temple Grandin on Her Photographic Brain
History
Today in 1960, Elvis Concluded His Army Service (Video)
Videos
3 Awkwardly Difficult Ways to Open Wine Bottles Without a Corkscrew
Videos
How to Make Charcoal from Scratch
Science
How Stick Bugs Move, A Motion-Capture Study
TV
Richard Pryor and the 'Star Wars' Bar
Music
Here's What a World-Champion Whistler Sounds Like
Movies
Monday on HBO: 'Becoming Mike Nichols'
Math
The Spinning Tube Trick
Videos
Video: Removing a Washington State Dam
Videos
How to Escape from Quicksand (With the Coast Guard's Help)
List
20 Gentle Quotations from Mister Rogers
Big Question
Podcasters Explain: What's on the Scientology Personality Test?
Fun
What Happens When You Reply to Email Scams
TV
How 'Seinfeld' and Gustave Flaubert Intersect in "Nothing"
Videos
How Wine Corks Preserve Forests (and Birds)
Videos
Swarms of Ladybugs in Ultra HD
List
64 People and Their Famous Last Words
History
In 1943, U.S. Pennies Were Made of Steel
Math
The Unbeatable Game: Dr. Nim
Math
Can You See These Freaky Dot Patterns?
Space
Sally Ride Interviewed By Gloria Steinem in 1983
History
The First U.S.-Minted Penny Was Horrific
Videos
How to Make Fire-Starting Drills from Scratch
Science
How To Drink Your Own Urine (Spoiler: It Involves Filtration)
Math
How They Found the World's Biggest Prime Number
Videos
Two Minutes on an Arctic Expedition
Technology
The Smallest Discman Ever Made Was Smaller Than a CD
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