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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is trying to take over the world!

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learn all the countries, their capitals and flags! (read all 2 entries…)
Very close now.

Thanks to some facebook,, and an iphone app I am very close to completing my challenge.

- I can now name all the countries of the world in a blank map (in under 15 min)

- I can identify and name all 192 flags (in 15 min)

- I get an average of 98% correct answers on choosing the capital for every country from a 4 option multiple choice quiz.

I will not be satisfied until I can name all the capitals in a blank map.

work for the State Department

I want to work for the state department as a foreign service officer in the management track field. I have taken the exam twice. The first time I didn’t get my results but the second time I scored short of the passing grade. I will try this out again in June and see what happens.

Since my last year I have really tried to become better in the fields they require in the exams. I have studied US history during my weekends, I’ve been studying Portuguese to show I can learn more languages, (I already speak native Spanish and a decent Japanese). I joined Toastmasters to enhance my public speaking skill. I don’t know what else to do. I will continue to pursue this challenge until I get in. I am very persistent.

Visit Brazil

I am dying to visit Brazil! I even started to study Portuguese!!!

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