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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tbowl is doing 40 things including…

learn something new every day

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tbowl has written 9 entries about this goal


With 6,592,768.87 square miles, Russia is the largest country in the world.

Vatican City, which it turns out is a country and not a city as its name would suggest, is the smallest. It contains less than half a square mile in total.


day light savings was adopted during WWI to conserve coal.


Only 9 percent of Americans get the full 5 serving of fruit and vegetables every day.


that my brother is slipping and even though this is the third time through, i still find myself unable to fix it.


i learned how long it takes to get from target to whole foods if i’m speeding. 10 minutes.


duct tape can pull 2,000 pounds.


all about how red light cameras work. this was not a pleasant lesson.


boys are persistent.


In Washington state, it is against the law to boast that one’s parents are rich. In Maryland, it’s illegal to play Randy Newman’s “Short People” on the radio. In Normal, Oklahoma you could be sent to prison for “making an ugly face at a dog.” A 100-year-old law in Willowdale, Oregon makes it illegal to swear during sex. In Vermont, women require their husbands permission to wear false teeth.

tbowl has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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