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

An Ant Farm's Life in 3 Minutes
Visit Disneyland in 1982
11 Classic Underoos Commercials
6 People Who Make a Difference
The Story Behind "Bliss," Windows XP's Desktop Photo
The Beautiful Creepy Crawlies Hidden in Pond Water
A No-Spoilers Review of Tonight's "Game of Thrones" Premiere
Rare Nirvana Video from 1988
The Recipe for Fake Poop
The 1957 Spaghetti Harvest
Watch Corals Move in Timelapse Video
8 Old Prodigy Ads Explaining Why You Need the Internet
Read '12 Years a Slave' Online, Free
An Hour With Adam Savage
Meet PoopGuy, India's Toilet Hero
The Math Behind Pixar Movies
Guess 43 Cartoon Theme Songs in 5 Minutes
"The Office" Time Machine
Watch the Watson "Jeopardy!" Match
Tonight on "Vice": Greenland is Melting
Meet Raya, the Sanitation Muppet
Chris Hadfield on Going Blind in Space
The Power of Simple Math
Robot Solves Rubik's Cube in 3.253 Seconds
Ballad of a WiFi Hero
The Closing Moment of Every Best Picture Winner
5 Terrific Teachers
Staircases to Nowhere: Making "The Shining"
11 Epic Rickrolls
The Weight of Mountains
A One-Way Ticket to Mars
The Perfect Game of Putt-Putt
6 Surprisingly Fascinating Stockpiles
Cosmos: A Triumphant Reboot
Grinding Peanut M&Ms in Extreme Slo-Mo
Kids Explaining Computers in 1984
Original "Legend of Zelda," Now in 3D
The Pneumatic Tooth Fairy Tube
Watch a Pelican Learn to Fly
5 Modern Banking Services You Might Take for Granted
A Simple Logic Puzzle
"A Brief History of Time," the Film, Online
Kid's Desk Makes Him a Space Commander
The Making of Tim Burton's "Batman"
Beat Super Mario Bros. in 500 Points
16 Reasons We Love George Takei
Inside the Criterion Film Restoration Lab
John Green: "Thoughts on How to Make Things and Why"
6 Awful Illnesses Suffered By US Presidents
Temple Grandin: Stairway to Heaven


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