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

Hunter S. Thompson's Daily Routine
When Gloria Steinem Interviewed Sally Ride In 1983
12 Facts About Pizza Hut's BOOK IT! Program
64 People and Their Famous Last Words
What Is the Electoral College
The Rise and Fall of NASA's Skylab
What the Internet Looked Like in 1995
High-Tech Father's Day Gifts ... From 1994
Prescient Quotes About the Internet from 1996
15 Old Computer Sounds That Will Take You Back to the '90s
March 26, 1953: Jonas Salk Announces His Polio Vaccine
Fun Questions to Ask Amazon Alexa
Classic Video Games You Can Play Online
Inside 1957's House of the Future
40 Things Turning 35 in 2020
Get Ready for Windows 95 (With 'Friends')
When Big Bird Sang 'Bein’ Green'
L'Inconnue de la Seine Creepy Art
Richard Nixon Had a Speech Prepared In the Event That Apollo 11's Mission Failed
10 Variations on the Game of Thrones Theme Song
Kryptos: The CIA Cipher Hiding in Plain Sight
Watch: The Brilliant Life of Ada Lovelace
10 Memorable Neil deGrasse Tyson Quotes
Watch Apollo 11 Launch
Introducing: Daytime Fireworks
On This Day in 1983, Sally Ride Made History
Watch Mister Rogers Accept His Lifetime Achievement Emmy (and Get Ready to Cry at Work)
ABBA Classics Sung in Swedish (and Spanish)
The Top 10 Pizza Chains in America
Stephen Hawking's Big Ideas, Made Simple
On This Day in 1933, FDR Gave His First Fireside Chat
6 Things Americans Should Know About Net Neutrality
George Orwell's 11 Tips for Proper Tea Making
Watch 18 Minutes of Julia Louis-Dreyfus Seinfeld Bloopers
Watch Terry Gilliam's 1968 Animated Christmas Card
Listen to What Darth Vader Sounded Like On the Star Wars Set
40 Years Later: Watch The Johnny Cash Christmas Show
The Queen of Code: Remembering Grace Hopper
The Time Douglas Adams Met Jim Henson
How Many of these 25 Brain Teasers Can You Solve?
Learn How to Write (Very Basic) Cuneiform via YouTube
Watch a British Museum Curator Explain How to Catch Unicorns
Watch Richard Feynman in Conversation, 1973
A Brief History of Deep Blue, IBM's Chess Computer
On This Day in 1958, NASA Was Created
Play the 'Sneakers' Computer Press Kit from 1992
Watch How Jigsaw Puzzles are Made
Remembering Comet Hale-Bopp's Unlikely Discovery
What's the Saltiest Water in the World?
On This Day in 1962, NASA Launched and Destroyed Mariner 1


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