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

On This Day in 1971, Apollo 14 Golfers Arrived on the Moon
Can You Solve the Airplane Fuel Riddle?
Watch Archerfish, the Champions of Spitting
Watch: Malaria and 'Silent Spring'
Watch Sculptures Appear to Undulate Under Strobe Lighting
Watch: Stephen King on Childhood, 1989
6 Things We Learned from Pizza Planet, the 'Toy Story' Punk Band
A LEGO's-Eye-View: Outdoor Train Track
This Photographer Took a Polaroid Every Day Until the Day He Died
Watch: Free-Fallin' in Bremen's Zero-G Drop Tower
On This Day in 1975, Space Mountain Opened
Learn the Basics of Sheet Music with This 5-Minute Video
Inside Wichita's 'Blessing Box,' a Micro Food Pantry
Watch How Zero Became a Number
NASA's 2016 Year in Review
35 Things Turning 35 in 2017
30 Things Turning 30 in 2017
Watch an Early Silent Film About Relativity
Visit a Squirrel Hospital (Video)
On This Day in 1968, Jacques Cousteau's TV Adventure Began
Can You Solve the Counterfeit Coin Puzzle?
Watch How Neon Signs are Made
25 Things Turning 25 in 2017
Today Would Be Isaac Asimov's 97th Birthday (ish)
Watch Disney Animation's Evolution, 1937-2016
211 Years Ago Today, the French Abandoned Their Decimal Calendar
Learn Expert Strategies for Counting on Your Fingers (Video)
Watch Computer Experts Discuss the Y2K Problem in 1999
Watch Liquid Mercury Freeze Solid ... And Hammer Rubber Nails
Get the Apple TV 'Aerial' Screensaver on Your Mac (or PC)
Watch: Why Don't Americans Eat Reindeer?
Watch a Master Woodworker Make a Christmas Ornament
Watch Adam Savage Make a Totoro Costume
Rebel Scum Makes Bamboo Death Star, Puts Plans on YouTube
Watch: Why Are I-Beams Shaped Like the Letter I?
Watch: The Mathematics of Winning Monopoly
Listen to The Braaam™ by Mike Rugnetta
Watch: Inside the Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia (TAG) Caves
Understanding the Faint Young Sun Paradox
Watch This 40-Minute Documentary About Canned Food from 1956
Inside the '80s-tastic Seiko Executive Talking Egg
Watch: The Most Famous Teapot in Computing History
America's Oldest Mall Now Houses Micro-Apartments
Watch: 'Creating Your Success With Posture And Personality,' 1949
Watch: Final Match, 2016 Classic Tetris World Championship
Watch the 'Star Trek: Voyager' Captain Janeway Who Almost Was
Tune In This Weekend: HISTORY Commemorates Pearl Harbor Attack
Watch How Computers Sort Lists (It's Complicated)
Echo Questions With Responses
Visit the Best Cyber Cafés of 1996


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