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

What the Internet Looked Like in 1995
How to Buy a New Computer (in 1993)
Let Yourself Go: Classic Dance Routines
Blowing Bubblegum Bubbles in Slo-Mo
The LEGO Paper Airplane Folder
Farewell, Jason Molina
The Video Toaster 4000
TableTop Day: Game On, March 30
Google Celebrates UK's WWII Codebreakers
Happy Birthday, Nat "King" Cole!
How to Stack Liquids
30 Things Turning 30 This Year
Microcosmos: Extreme Closeups of Nature
Visual Trickery: Loopy Water, Unmoving Hose
Cory Calhoun, Master Anagrammist
11 More Weird & Wonderful Wikipedia Lists
How to Levitate a Plastic Bag
Sun + Lens = Backyard Burn Zone
The Art of Steadicam
Building a Concrete Tent
Nail Clipping in Space
Eerie and Hypnotic: Wave Pendulums
Solve a Rubik's Cube - Juggling or Not
The Best Videos You'll See Today: "People in Order"
The Infamous Rigged Episode of "Twenty-One"
The Late Movies: How to Beat Home Video Games (in 1982)
Do You Know How to Code?
How NYC's Street Signs are Made
Mr. Wizard Explains the Laserdisc
Every "One More Thing" from Steve Jobs
84 Best Picture Oscar Winners, 4 Minutes
How to Win at Pac-Man
Classic Atari 2600 Video Games
So You Wanna Be the Pope
What is the Universe?
Spot the Secret Words
Interspecies Yawns
Recreating a 1900-Year-Old Glass Fish
Star Trek Bloopers
Animals Taking Baths
Bee City: A Kooky, Sweet Educational Film
Transhumanism vs. the Hedonic Treadmill via Futurama (!)
11 Mental Floss Contributors Who Wrote Great Books
How to Cross the Road in the UK, 1948
Vintage British Films Teach Hanky Etiquette
Popping Water Balloons in Space
Folding Space-Time Using a Music Box
How Do Astronauts Wash Their Hands?
What 1967 Thought 2001 Would Look Like
The Easy-Inter Burial Container (Screw-in Coffin)


A super-skimmable daily digest.