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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.

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
List
40 Things Turning 40 in 2016
Videos
A Look at Cars and Computers from 1996
Music
Jonathan Mann's "Song a Day" Navigator
Videos
Watch 'Beyond the Mind's Eye,' 1992's Computer-Animated Trip
Food
George Orwell's 11 Tips for Proper Tea Making
Design
The Worst-Designed Thing You've Never Noticed (Spoiler: It's Flags)
Movies
Buster Keaton Tries, Fails to Make Milkshakes
Fun
Name These 'Drew Carey Show' Guest Musicians
Music
Watch Chet Atkins's Beautiful Rendition of 'Mr. Sandman'
Fun
Required Viewing: Waltzing Triangles
TV
MacGyver Defuses a Warhead Using a Paperclip
Technology
The PC of the Future...from 1996
Extreme Engineering
IKEA Hack: Turn Stools Into a Bicycle
Technology
Browse the First Web Page Using the First Web Browser
Music
The Time Green Day Got in a Mud Fight With Fans
Geography
Who Owns Antarctica?
List
25 Things Turning 25 in 2016
List
30 Things Turning 30 in 2016
History
Fun With Census Data: U.S. Population Movement
Videos
The Recovery of Mount St. Helens
Space
Watch the History of the Apollo Program
Animals
Porcupines Sound Like Crazed Ewoks
Music
Playing Bach on a Giant Forest Xylophone
Food
How It's Made: Tabasco Sauce
Music
Behold the Groovy Music
Videos
The Beauty of Mathematics
Animals
Watch a Collared Pika Prepare for Winter
Videos
CBS's Animated Christmas Message from 1966
History
The Petard Pinch
Architecture
The Earthships of Taos
Fun
Terry Gilliam's Animated Christmas Card, 1968
List
5 Vintage Computing Moments from 'Macworld' Issue 1 (April 1984)
Videos
8 Streaming Yule Logs
Science
The McGurk Effect (Or, Brains are Weird)
Videos
How to Avoid Being Shocked When Exiting Your Car
Video Games
The 'Super Mario Bros.' PC Game That Wasn't
TV
I Am the Computer Man
Space
How Astronauts See Earth
Travel
7 Delightfully Retro Airplane Safety Videos
Videos
The Telephone Repairman Turned Shoe Designer
Videos
Adele's 'Hello,' Using Movie Clips
Videos
The Sex Lives of Christmas Trees (Safe for Work!)
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