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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.

A Computer Made of 10,000 Dominoes
A Demo of Babbage's Difference Engine
How to Make Your Own Sliding Puzzle
How Do LEDs Work?
Dr. McCoy Visits the Set of 'Star Trek: TNG’
Can You Solve the Prisoner Hat Riddle?
Why are Trains So Bad at Going Uphill?
Will Ferrell, "Exotic Animal" "Expert"
Scorpion vs. Mouse (Spoiler: Mouse Wins!)
The Trouble with 'Star Trek' Transporters
Why Monty Python Reunited
29 Prescient Quotes About the Internet from 1996
Why Don't We Ride Zebras Like Horses?
Happy Birthday, Periodic Table!
Temple Grandin on Her Photographic Brain
Today in 1960, Elvis Concluded His Army Service (Video)
3 Awkwardly Difficult Ways to Open Wine Bottles Without a Corkscrew
How to Make Charcoal from Scratch
How Stick Bugs Move, A Motion-Capture Study
Richard Pryor and the 'Star Wars' Bar
Here's What a World-Champion Whistler Sounds Like
Monday on HBO: 'Becoming Mike Nichols'
The Spinning Tube Trick
Video: Removing a Washington State Dam
How to Escape from Quicksand (With the Coast Guard's Help)
20 Gentle Quotations from Mister Rogers
Podcasters Explain: What's on the Scientology Personality Test?
What Happens When You Reply to Email Scams
How 'Seinfeld' and Gustave Flaubert Intersect in "Nothing"
How Wine Corks Preserve Forests (and Birds)
Swarms of Ladybugs in Ultra HD
64 People and Their Famous Last Words
In 1943, U.S. Pennies Were Made of Steel
The Unbeatable Game: Dr. Nim
Can You See These Freaky Dot Patterns?
Sally Ride Interviewed By Gloria Steinem in 1983
The First U.S.-Minted Penny Was Horrific
How to Make Fire-Starting Drills from Scratch
How To Drink Your Own Urine (Spoiler: It Involves Filtration)
How They Found the World's Biggest Prime Number
Two Minutes on an Arctic Expedition
The Smallest Discman Ever Made Was Smaller Than a CD
40 Things Turning 40 in 2016
A Look at Cars and Computers from 1996
Jonathan Mann's "Song a Day" Navigator
Watch 'Beyond the Mind's Eye,' 1992's Computer-Animated Trip
George Orwell's 11 Tips for Proper Tea Making
The Worst-Designed Thing You've Never Noticed (Spoiler: It's Flags)
Buster Keaton Tries, Fails to Make Milkshakes
Name These 'Drew Carey Show' Guest Musicians
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