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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.

Name These 'Drew Carey Show' Guest Musicians
Watch Chet Atkins's Beautiful Rendition of 'Mr. Sandman'
Required Viewing: Waltzing Triangles
MacGyver Defuses a Warhead Using a Paperclip
The PC of the Future...from 1996
IKEA Hack: Turn Stools Into a Bicycle
Browse the First Web Page Using the First Web Browser
The Time Green Day Got in a Mud Fight With Fans
Who Owns Antarctica?
25 Things Turning 25 in 2016
30 Things Turning 30 in 2016
Fun With Census Data: U.S. Population Movement
The Recovery of Mount St. Helens
Watch the History of the Apollo Program
Porcupines Sound Like Crazed Ewoks
Playing Bach on a Giant Forest Xylophone
How It's Made: Tabasco Sauce
Behold the Groovy Music
The Beauty of Mathematics
Watch a Collared Pika Prepare for Winter
CBS's Animated Christmas Message from 1966
The Petard Pinch
The Earthships of Taos
Terry Gilliam's Animated Christmas Card, 1968
5 Vintage Computing Moments from 'Macworld' Issue 1 (April 1984)
8 Streaming Yule Logs
The McGurk Effect (Or, Brains are Weird)
How to Avoid Being Shocked When Exiting Your Car
The 'Super Mario Bros.' PC Game That Wasn't
I Am the Computer Man
How Astronauts See Earth
7 Delightfully Retro Airplane Safety Videos
The Telephone Repairman Turned Shoe Designer
Adele's 'Hello,' Using Movie Clips
The Sex Lives of Christmas Trees (Safe for Work!)
5 Vince Guaraldi Albums Beyond 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'
Climb El Capitan in Your Browser
Watch Walt Disney's Original EPCOT Vision (1966)
Americapox: The Missing Plague
Walk the Ancient City of Petra on Google Street View
Edison Showed Off the Phonograph 138 Years Ago Today
Enos the Chimp, First Chimp in Orbit, 54 Years Ago Today
The Two Men Walking Every Block in NYC
Neural Network IDs Objects in the 'Star Trek: TNG' Opening Credits
Ridiculous U.K. Traffic Laws of Yore
Who's in Space Right Now?
Watch Ultra HD Video of a Colorful Water Blob in Space
How Eratosthenes Calculated Earth's Size Using a Well
Watch Frank Zappa & John Belushi Jam on 'SNL'
'Symmetry,' a Math Film by Charles and Ray Eames
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