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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 chrishiggins.com.
Kurt Vonnegut’s Letter to His Family About His Imprisonment in Slaughterhouse Five
What Was the Flaw in the Enigma Machine?
Adam Savage Made His Own "Indiana Jones" Bullwhip
Get Ready for Windows 95 (With Friends)
In August 1995, a year after 'Friends' premiered, Windows 95 was released—and Microsoft brought in Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry to explain how it all worked.
When Big Bird Sang "Bein’ Green" at Jim Henson’s Memorial Service
On Sunday, December 8, 2019, Caroll Spinney—the iconic 'Sesame Street' performer best known for his work with Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch—passed away at the age of 85. Here's a look back at Spinney's own tribute to Muppet creator Jim Henson.
Richard Nixon Had a Speech Prepared In the Event That Apollo 11's Mission Failed
In the event that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were stranded on the moon, William Safire wrote a heartbreaking letter for the president to read.
10 Amazing Variations on the Game of Thrones Theme Song
'Game of Thrones' has an iconic credits sequence, featuring a theme song composed by Ramin Djawadi. But there's an NESKeytar version of it, too.
Watch: The Brilliant Life of Ada Lovelace
On Ada Lovelace Day, celebrate the woman who wrote the first computer program.
10 Memorable Neil deGrasse Tyson Quotes
America's preeminent badass astrophysicist turns 60 years old today.
Watch Apollo 11 Launch
Apollo 11 launched on July 16, 1969, on its way to the moon.
Introducing: Daytime Fireworks
Not all fireworks shows happen at night.
On This Day in 1983, Sally Ride Made History
On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. At just 32 years old, she also became the youngest American astronaut in space.
Watch Mister Rogers Accept His Lifetime Achievement Emmy (and Get Ready to Cry at Work)
The television icon was the definition of humble.
ABBA Classics Sung in Swedish (and Spanish)
The Top 10 Pizza Chains in America
How many have you sampled?