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

Disneyland Opened Today in 1955
Creating a Water-Powered Hammer Using Stone Age Tools
Inside the Clandestine World of Chameleon Ranching
Watch How Computers Perform Optical Character Recognition
Inside the Quest to Save 42 Giant Presidential Statues
On This Day in 2003, Netscape Went Offline Forever
Meet Zeerak, the Newest Afghan Muppet
A Brief History of the First French Encyclopedia
Kevin Bacon on 'Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon'
Remembering the Final Space Shuttle Mission
Meet the Man Cloning Ancient Redwood Trees
Behold, the Sideways Elevator
Remembering Steve Fossett's 2002 Solo Round-the-World Balloon Flight
On This Day in 1957, the International Geophysical Year Began
On This Day in 1984, the MPAA Introduced the PG-13 Rating
Watch Danny DeVito Explain How to Eat Eggs on Broadway
A Video Visit to the 2017 World Taxidermy Championships
A Brief History of 1923's Midair Refueling Experiments
Watch Richard Feynman Explain Fire
Watch Weevils Invade California Palm Trees
Behold the Floppotron, a Computer Hardware Orchestra
Mathematician Calculates Rotational Speed of Fidget Spinner in Fidgets Per Second
Behold the Night Clock, a 17th Century Flame-Lit Clock
Watch This 1962 British Car Show
Watch Adam Savage Build the LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V Rocket
These California Fish Leave the Water to Mate
On This Day in 2003, NASA's Spirit Rover Headed to Mars
Watch Nellie, the British School Computer of 1969
Remembering the Gig That Changed the World
Henry Ford's First Car Was Basically a Double Bicycle
Watch Mister Rogers on 'The Tonight Show' and 'Late Night with David Letterman'
On This Day in 1965, the First American Walked in Space
Watch the UK Rubik's Cube Championship
On This Day in 1997, Linda Finch Completed Her Round-the-World Flight
On This Day in 585 BCE, a Solar Eclipse Ended a War
See How Soy Sauce is (Still) Made in Japan
On This Day in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge Opened
Meet Ryan Neil, American Bonsai Shokunin
Man Buys Two Metric Tons of LEGO Bricks; Sorts Them Via Machine Learning
Tonight in 1992, Johnny Carson Hosted His Last 'Tonight Show' Guests
Watch Decorator Crabs Collect and Carry Costumes
On This Day in 1932, Amelia Earhart Began Her Solo Atlantic Flight
Take a Trippy Journey in This Machine-Generated Video
Watch the Original 'Spinal Tap' Short Film
Watch Brits Play the Oldest Board Game On Earth
Can You Solve the Pirate Riddle?
Watch: Why is Voyager 1 Getting Closer to Earth Right Now?
Watch This "Impossible Object" Dovetail Cube Puzzle
What 1969 Thought the Office of the Future Looked Like
On This Day in 1994, the Chunnel Opened


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