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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.

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CreativeHeart's 75 goals tagged military
  1. Learn more about the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber 0 people
  2. Learn more about military aircraft 0 people
  3. Learn about the Eurofighter Typhoon 0 people
  4. Learn about the Panavia Tornado military aircraft 0 people
  5. Learn about the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod military aircraft 0 people
  6. Know about Britain's oldest flying jet aircraft, the Gloster Meteor T7 G-BWMF 0 people
  7. Know about the Puma military helicopter 0 people
  8. Learn about the Tsar Bomba 0 people
  9. Know about the AN602 hydrogen bomb 0 people
  10. Learn about the Sukhaoi T-50 0 people
  11. Know who the Nato Secretary General is 0 people
  12. Know what 'DSM' (military) stands for 0 people
  13. Know the approximate amount of Chinooks in the world (2011) 0 people
  14. Learn about the Chinook helicopter 0 people
  15. Acknowledge the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) 0 people
  16. Learn about the U.S. Army Regimental System (USARS) 0 people
  17. Know who the head of the British Army is 0 people
  18. Know who Sir Peter Wall is 0 people
  19. Acknowledge the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) 0 people
  20. Know the number of personnel in the ISAF 0 people
  21. Know what a poilu is 0 people
  22. Watch BBC Newsbeat video: "Future military technology goes on display" (14th September 2011) 0 people
  23. Know who founded the SAS 0 people
  24. Know when the SAS was formed 0 people
  25. Know who David Stirling was 0 people
  26. Learn about the Special Boat Service (SBS) 0 people
  27. Acknowledge the 143 SAS and SBS veterans from WWII still alive today 0 people
  28. Learn about the secret WWII diary of the SAS 0 people
  29. Learn about the SS Gairsoppa 0 people
  30. Watch BBC News video: "Early SAS recruits mark unit's 70th anniversary" (26th September 2011) 0 people
  31. Know what Jackspeak is 0 people
  32. Know about Task Force Helmand 0 people
  33. Know about Task Force Leatherneck 0 people
  34. Acknowledge the $243bn spent on foreign military operations in Afghanistan (2002-2009) 0 people
  35. Acknowledge the estimated 3,600 civilian casualties in Afghanistan during 2001-2003 of the War on Terror 0 people
  36. Acknowledge that NATO struck 6,000 targets in Libya in the fight against Gaddafi's regime 0 people
  37. Remember the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) 0 people
  38. Read the BBC News report: "Nato to end Libya mission on 31 October" (22nd October 2011) 0 people
  39. Acknowledge that 384 British service personnel have been killed in Afghanistan since 2001 (as of 3rd November 2011) 0 people
  40. Acknowledge that Thierville has not suffered a single fatality in any of France's last five wars 0 people
  41. Acknowledge that 4,500 American troops were killed in 9 years of fighting in the Iraq war 0 people
  42. Acknowledge that the US has eleven aircraft carriers 0 people
  43. Acknowledge that Italy has two aircraft carriers 0 people
  44. Acknowledge that Spain, Russia, India, Brazil, Thailand, France and the UK each have one aircraft carrier 0 people
  46. Acknowledge that the US has sold $30bn in F-15 jets to Saudi Arabia (29th December 2011) 0 people
  47. Acknowledge that China will spend more than $100 billion on its defence in 2012 0 people
  48. Acknowledge that Washington spends about $740bn on defence each year 0 people
  49. Acknowledge that the UK spent $64bn on its military budget in 2011 0 people
  50. Know about the BM-21 Grad 0 people
  51. Learn about Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system 0 people
  52. Acknowledge the Lewis McChord US military base 0 people
  53. Acknowledge that China's People's Liberation Army is the world's second-largest employer, with forces numbering 2.3 million 0 people
  54. Acknowledge that there are more than 660,000 soldiers in the Turkish army in total - 201,782 professional, 458,768 conscripts 0 people
  55. Know about the Siachen glacier 0 people
  56. Learn about HMS Queen Elizabeth 0 people
  57. Know about HMS Prince of Wales 0 people
  58. Acknowledge that British military deaths in Afghanistan since 2001 now stand at 408 (9th April 2012) 0 people
  59. Acknowledge that the total British service personnel killed in Afghanistan is now 415 (26th May 2012) 0 people
  60. Acknowledge that the Assad regime buys £350m worth of arms a year from Russia 0 people
  61. Acknowledge that a total of 120,000 British military personnel have lost their lives in the service of the air 0 people
  62. Learn about the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) 0 people
  63. Know about Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi 0 people
  64. Acknowledge that RAF Bomber Command's raids on Dresden in the closing months of WWII, caused fire-storms which killed about 25,000 civilians in the destruction of the city centre 0 people
  65. Acknowledge that RAF Bomber Command formed in 1936 0 people
  66. Learn about RAF Bomber Command 0 people
  67. Acknowledge that almost half of the 125,000 men of RAF Bomber Command died in WWII 0 people
  68. Acknowledge that more than 20 foreign personnel have been killed in rogue shootings in Afghanistan this year 0 people
  69. Acknowledge that about 130,000 coalition troops are fighting alongside 350,000 Afghan security personnel against the Taliban-led insurgency 0 people
  70. Acknowledge that the RAF Tornado was developed in the 1960s and '70s 0 people
  71. Acknowledge that HMS Ocean is the Royal Navy's largest warship 0 people
  72. Be able to pinpoint Area 51 on a map 0 people
  73. Learn about Imber, Wiltshire 0 people
  75. Acknowledge NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 0 people


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