Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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K Jarvo wishes people would search for goals before making new ones

learn the subtle differences between british english and american english (read all 30 entries…)
Ice pop

An Ice Pop in the UK is the frozen juicy sugar water that is in plastic, which you suck and end up cutting your mouth. They are made by Mr Freeze and are normally the cheapest ice cream. Some people even call them Mr Freezes, freezies or froozies.

And what Americans call Ice Pops, that is either a ‘lolly ice’: or ice lolly, depending on the region. It is definately a lolly ice in Liverpool, but generally ice lolly in Southern England. But there are some people like in Lincolnshire or Glouster that say ice poles, but that isn’t normal. After doing loads of research I have found that scouse does have a lot of Irish influences. But there are other other regional differences, in Nottingham they are called ‘suckers’: and my friend just calls them lolly pops.

There is one thing though, we DON’T call them popsicles



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