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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Grow a mandarin tree

Somewhere in the first 2 weeks of august in 2009, I ate a mandarin. There where seeds in it and I kept them seperated. I thought, maybe if I plant some seeds, I can grow a mandarin tree. :)

11 seeds from a mandarin,
plastic jar,

I took a plastic jar, put some toiletpaper on the inside and put some ground in the middle. Putting the 11 seeds between the toiletpaper and the plastic jar.

After a few weeks, 10 seeds where full of mould. Just one seed was growing, it had a little green root.
So I took another jar to put it in with other fresh ground.

After a few weeks it was growing into a seedling.

In 2010 it had already 13 leaves. And in April it got lice somehow!
I tried to kill them many times, but they came back everytime.
And I didn’t want to sprinkle the little one with soap in water or something like that. And because it didn’t looked beautiful green anymore, I planted it last week in another jar, a bigger one.

And within the week it was busy to grow the 14th leave! :D
And it isn’t yet one year old!


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