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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Todd Schoonover50th State: Hawaii

Hawaii (HI) 43-bananapancakes

Capital: Honolulu
Largest City: Honolulu
Area: 10,931 sq. mi. (43rd in US)
Population: 1,360,301 in 2010 (40th in US)

Nicknames: Aloha State, Rainbow State, Paradise of the Pacific, Youngest State

Motto: Ua mau ke ea o ka ‘aina i ka pono (“The life of the land is perpetuated by righteousness”)
Song: “Hawai’i pono’i” by Kalakaua/Berger
Colors: (by island) Red, Pink, Golden Yellow, Purple, Green, Orange, White, Gray

Flower: Hibiscus (Hibiscus brackenridgei)
Bird: Nene
Tree: Kukui (Aleurites moluccana)
Dance: Hula
Team Sport: Outrigger canoe paddling
Marine Mammal: Humpback Whale
Mammal: Hawaiian monk seal
Gem: Black coral
Fish: Humuhumunukunukuapua’a
Individual Sport: Surfing

Admission to Union: August 21, 1959 3 years ago

Todd Schoonover49th State: Alaska

Alaska (AK)

Capital: Juneau
Largest City: Anchorage
Area: 663,268 sq. mi. (1st in US)
Population: 698,473 in 2009 (47th in US)

Nicknames: Last Frontier, Seward’s Folly, Land of the Midnight Sun, Great Land

Motto: North to the future
Song: “Alaska’s Flag” by Dusenbury/Davis
Colors: None adopted

Flower: Forget-me-not (Myosotis scorpioides)
Bird: Willow Ptarmigan
Tree: Sitka Spruce (Pinus palustris)
Dog: Alaskan malamute
Insect: Four-spot skimmer dragonfly
Sport: Dog mushing
Marine Mammal: Bowhead whale
Fish: King salmon
Fossil: Woolly mammoth
Mammal: Moose
Mineral: Gold
Language: English

Admission to Union: January 3, 1959 3 years ago

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