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

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
Watch Steve Jobs Talk Apple in 1980
Chef Cooks Apocalypse Emergency Food; Regrets It
The History of Air Refueling
Watch How Rats Wriggle Up Toilets (If You Dare)
The Jim Henson Hour: Secrets of the Muppets
A Guided Tour of Biosphere 2, the Giant Science Experiment
Bill Murray on Fame and Being Obnoxious, 1988
Sir David Attenborough Narrates Adele's 'Hello'
Riker Sits Down
Watch the 'Ferris Bueller' TV Show (If You Dare)
See What Makes Owls So Quiet and So Deadly
Why Do We Get Goose Bumps?
Watch Vincent Price on The Muppet Show, 1977
Why Do Cats (Usually) Land on Their Feet?
Watch 37 Minutes of Jim Henson's Early Commercial Work
Watch This: 'Powers of Ten'
Adam Savage's Scariest Moment on 'MythBusters'
This Greeting Card Plays a Vinyl Record
Get Happy: Swing Dancers Dance to Hip-Hop (and Vice Versa)
The Man Who Scans Newspapers
The Greatest Computer Show from 1983...and 2015
Stream The Classic Tetris World Championship Today!
What It's Like Photographing the Pope
Watch Beautiful Cacti Bloom in Timelapse
Watch Early Test Footage for 'The Muppet Movie'
Listen to Kmart In-Store Music from 1992
Watch 'The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson' from 1990
Adam Savage Interviews 'The Martian' Author Andy Weir
43 Charmingly Odd British Town Names
Messages for the Distant Future
Inside the Cave Where Homo Naledi Was Discovered
The Secret Lives of Jellyfish
Why Do We Have to Sleep?
Trippy William Shatner Songs


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