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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.

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DrKennethNoisewater in Bolton is doing 40 things including…

Learn magic tricks to do with playing cards

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DrKennethNoisewater has written 2 entries about this goal

Found the perfect playing cards

While I was away over summer I found some amazing playing cards so bough two packs of them (Waddingtons, me thinks). I have a book in the attic I want to re-familiarise myself with, and them hopefully onto more complicated things!


I’m a fan of magic, especially spontanious magic where it feels like the person never even set up for the trick, they just did it.

I’d love to be able to take a pack of cards out of my bag, then pull a few tricks every now and again.


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