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 Infinite Hotel Paradox
Video: Exploding Bags of Hydrogen
Video: Can Space Elevators Actually Work?
'Koyaanisqatsi' Trailer Recreated Using Stock Footage
35 Things Turning 35 in 2016
Brent Spiner's Patrick Stewart Impression
The Greatest Machine That Never Was
Can You Solve the Bridge Riddle?
'Sesame Street' Introduces First Afghan Muppet: Zari
Blindfolded Gamer Completes 'Super Mario Bros.'
Watch Marbles Race (With Pro Commentary)
DIY: Make Your Own Custom Mugs
How Shock Absorbers Work
How to Cheat at Solving the Rubik's Cube
Man Turns 'Super Mario World' into 'Flappy Bird'
Carl Sagan on Extraterrestrials
Filming Glow-in-the-Dark Millipedes
Monday on PBS: James Randi in 'An Honest Liar'
How the Donner Party Inspired the Invention of Condensed Milk
How Retractable Ballpoint Pens Work
The 'Grand Theft Auto V' Deer Cam
Why Do These Liquids Look Alive?
A Computer Made of 10,000 Dominoes
A Demo of Babbage's Difference Engine
How to Make Your Own Sliding Puzzle
How Do LEDs Work?
Dr. McCoy Visits the Set of 'Star Trek: TNG’
Can You Solve the Prisoner Hat Riddle?
Why are Trains So Bad at Going Uphill?
Will Ferrell, "Exotic Animal" "Expert"
Scorpion vs. Mouse (Spoiler: Mouse Wins!)
The Trouble with 'Star Trek' Transporters
Why Monty Python Reunited
Why Don't We Ride Zebras Like Horses?
Happy Birthday, Periodic Table!
Temple Grandin on Her Photographic Brain
Today in 1960, Elvis Concluded His Army Service (Video)
3 Awkwardly Difficult Ways to Open Wine Bottles Without a Corkscrew
How to Make Charcoal from Scratch
How Stick Bugs Move, A Motion-Capture Study
Richard Pryor and the 'Star Wars' Bar
Here's What a World-Champion Whistler Sounds Like
Monday on HBO: 'Becoming Mike Nichols'
The Spinning Tube Trick
Video: Removing a Washington State Dam
How to Escape from Quicksand (With the Coast Guard's Help)
20 Gentle Quotations from Mister Rogers
Podcasters Explain: What's on the Scientology Personality Test?
What Happens When You Reply to Email Scams
How 'Seinfeld' and Gustave Flaubert Intersect in "Nothing"


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