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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.

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!)
Music
5 Vince Guaraldi Albums Beyond 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'
Travel
Climb El Capitan in Your Browser
History
Watch Walt Disney's Original EPCOT Vision (1966)
History
Americapox: The Missing Plague
Travel
Walk the Ancient City of Petra on Google Street View
History
Edison Showed Off the Phonograph 138 Years Ago Today
Space
Enos the Chimp, First Chimp in Orbit, 54 Years Ago Today
Videos
The Two Men Walking Every Block in NYC
Technology
Neural Network IDs Objects in the 'Star Trek: TNG' Opening Credits
History
Ridiculous U.K. Traffic Laws of Yore
Space
Who's in Space Right Now?
Space
Watch Ultra HD Video of a Colorful Water Blob in Space
Videos
How Eratosthenes Calculated Earth's Size Using a Well
TV
Watch Frank Zappa & John Belushi Jam on 'SNL'
Videos
'Symmetry,' a Math Film by Charles and Ray Eames
History
Watch Steve Jobs Talk Apple in 1980
Food
Chef Cooks Apocalypse Emergency Food; Regrets It
History
The History of Air Refueling
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