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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One last flag before we lose the site.

Thanks for stopping by everyone. 2 hours ago

ugogrl 3 years ago

Born of Stardust97

I have 97 flags! I am so close! I just got one from Kenya! :D Welcome to the person from Kenya! 4 weeks ago

Born of Stardust 4 weeks ago

Spatz95. Taiwan

Welcome Taiwan!

I have perhaps overlooked your visit in the last sad days, but you’re even more welcome!

Thank you for stepping by! 1 month ago


Welcome Bangladesh. No one left any cheers, I’m sure you were some hacker up to no good. 2 months ago


Welcome Tunisia !!! 2 months ago

Ponyo# 85

Welcome Ethiopia !!! 2 months ago

Ponyo# 84

Welcome Afghanistan !!! 3 months ago

Ru#146: Benin!

New flags don’t fly often anymore, so I was happy to find Benin flying this week. Welcome!

Benin (formerly Dahomey), officially the Republic of Benin, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, by Nigeria to the east and by Burkina Faso and Niger to the north.

English translation of L’Aube Nouvelle (The Dawn of a New Day), the national anthem of Benin.

Formerly, at her call, our ancestors
Knew how to engage in mighty battles
With strength, courage, ardour, and full of joy, but at the price of blood.
Builders of present, you too, join forces
Each day for the task stronger in unity.
Build without ceasing for posterity.
Children of Benin, arise!
The resounding cry of freedom
Is heard at the first light of dawn,
Children of Benin, arise!
When all around there blows a wind of anger and hate:
Citizen of Benin be proud, and in a calm spirit
Trusting in the future, behold your flag!
In the green you read hope of spring;
The red signifies the courage of your ancestors;
The yellow foretells the greatest treasures.
Beloved Benin, your sunny mountains, palm trees, and green pastures
Show everywhere your brightness;
Your soil offers everyone the richest fruits.
Benin, from henceforth your sons are united
With one brotherly spirit sharing the hope of seeing you
Enjoy abundance and happiness forever.

146 Countries, 208 flags total!3 months ago

Ponyo# 82

Welcome Oman !!! 3 months ago

Ponyo# 83

Welcome Bangladesh !!! 3 months ago


Malawi is a landlocked country on the Southeast side of Africa. Its neighbors are Tanzania, Zambia, and Mozambique. The Lake Malawi on the side of it is almost the same size as the country itself.

I cheered everyone who cheered Ponyo a week ago and that person hit my page three hours ago but did not cheer me. 4 months ago

Spatz94. Uruguay

Welcome Uruguay!

One more country I’ve heard so much about – and I’d like to visit one day. I’d like to see Montevideo so much!

Welcome and please stay! 4 months ago

Ponyo#81 Malawi

Welcome Malawi, welcome my country # 81 !!! 4 months ago

Ponyo#80 Senegal

Welcome Senegal, welcome my country # 80 !!! 4 months ago

Ponyo#79 Morroco

Welcome Morocco :) !!! 4 months ago

Ponyo#78 Thailand

Welcome new visitor !!! Thank you for new flag :) 5 months ago

Ponyo#77 American Samoa

Welcome new visitor, welcome my country number 77 :) 5 months ago

Spyrunner93 Uruguay

Yeah. a new flag and the first new one of the year. Uruguay is a small South American country just south of Brazil (I think). The capital is Montevideo. A coworker is going there soon to check it out for a possible retirement destination. 6 months ago

Ponyo# 76 Libya

Libya visitor welcome !!! 6 months ago

Ponyo#75 Uruguay

Thank you new visitor for new flag :) 6 months ago

Ru#145: American Samoa!

New flag #2 for 2014 is Samoa. Talofa!

Settled as early as 1000 B.C., Samoa was not reached by European explorers until the 18th century. International rivalries in the latter half of the 19th century were settled by an 1899 treaty in which Germany and the US divided the Samoan archipelago. The US formally occupied its portion – a smaller group of eastern islands with the excellent harbor of Pago Pago – the following year.

145 Countries, 207 flags total!6 months ago

Spatz93. Nigeria

And I almost missed a new flag!

Welcome Nigeria!

I’d so love to know who is behind those flags – Nigeria is one of the countries I’d love to know more about. Such an interesting country!

So, welcome! 6 months ago

Ponyo#74 Zambia

Zambia /ˈzæmbiə/, officially the Republic of Zambia, is a landlocked country in East Africa.[8] The neighbouring countries are the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west. The capital city is Lusaka, located in the south-central part of the country. The population is concentrated mainly around Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt Province to the northwest. 6 months ago

Ru#144: Malawi!

The first flag of the year is Malawi. Zikomo!

Malawi, officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west. The country is separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi. Malawi is over 118,000 km2 (45,560 sq mi) with an estimated population of 16,777,547 (July 2013 est.).

Its capital is Lilongwe, which is also Malawi’s largest city; the second largest is Blantyre and the third is Mzuzu. The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name of the Nyanja people that inhabit the area. The country is also nicknamed “The Warm Heart of Africa”.

144 Countries, 206 flags total!6 months ago

Spatz92. Yemen

A new flag! Hooray!

Welcome Yemen – I missed your visit here but I’m happy you stopped by.
I hope you have a wonderful new year and welcome! 6 months ago

Ponyo#72 Sri Lanka

The flag of Sri Lanka, also called the Lion Flag, consists of a gold lion, holding a kastane sword in its right fore paw, in front of a dark red background with four golden bo leaves, one in each corner. Around the background is a yellow border, and to its left are 2 vertical stripes of equal size in green and saffron, with the saffron stripe closest to the lion. The lion represents the Sinhalese ethnicity and the bravery of the Sri Lankan nation while the four Bo leaves represent Mettā, Karuna, Mudita and Upekkha. The orange stripe represents the Sri Lankan Tamils, the green stripe represents Sri Lankan Moors, and the maroon background represents the majority of Sinhalese, like the lion, this is the color used in early flags of Sri Lanka by Kings.[citation needed] 7 months ago

Ponyo 7 months ago

maromera87. Slovakia

Thak you new visitor

That’s what wikipedia says abot the flag
The current form of the flag of Slovakia was adopted by Slovakia’s Constitution, which came into force on 3 September 1992. The flag, in common with other Slavic nations, uses the white, blue and red colours.
Slovakia’s flag in its current form (but with another coat of arms on it or without any arms) can be dated back to the revolutionary year 1848[citation needed] (see: The Revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas). It was also used semi-officially in Czechoslovakia before World War II, by the Slovak Republic during WWII, and finally adopted (without the coat of arms) on 1 March 1990 as the flag of the Slovak Republic within Czechoslovakia. The coat of arms was added on 3 September 1992 and a special law describing the details of the flag followed in February 1993.
The blue triangle in the current flag of the Czech Republic, with which Slovakia formed Czechoslovakia up to the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, was taken over from the blue strip of Slovakia’s flag in 1920 into the flag of Czechoslovakia. The flag of Czechoslovakia was taken over by the Czech Republic in late 1992 in direct violation of the 1992 Act on the Division of Czechoslovakia explicitly forbidding state symbols to be used by the two successor states.[1]
Since the Slovak flag without the coat of arms is identical to that of the modern flag of Russia and it can also be compared to the modern flag of Slovenia, the Constitution of Slovakia added the national coat of arms in September 1992. 8 months ago

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