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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.

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.

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Carl Hart, ‘HIGH PRICE: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That …’ | Talks At Google So drugs really aren’t that bad, but the majority of our prisoners are in prison for possessing drugs? And the real problem may be adulterated drugs? Marijuana is not the most dangerous drug known to mankind? [watched most of it]
(Very-distracting, watching him look back & forth constantly & ignoring everyone in the middle of the audiecne; just sayin’.)


“Leonard Mlodinow, Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind
Would like to know more about specialized arm and facial nerves, & bonding
As-for the pic, I just thought it was very interesting that he would say that one could only make-out the Stairway To Heaven backward-lyrics [was that that famous song?] after they were displayed – his speach was about subliminal abilities, but he did not take into account that these subliminal abilities may actually construct such a message to be played backward. He seems to have glossed-over that thought, as well as the knowledge that what we’re constantly trying to do is assemble information, (pattern-recognize) – not to forget-it, as he asked us to do!! (Which made me wonder what would happen if I reversed his picture (or one similar-to-his) – it somehow looks just-as-nice!)
A decent talk; couldv’e had much better real-time video integration.

(picture is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Author: Yuliana organogold)


!!Google Personal Growth Series: Mindsight: The New Science of [sic]
The “mind” defined?
Great info on the nine functions that need a healthy middle-prefrontal to function well; including “lamina 1” data (heart/gut/viscera ‘thoughts’) leading to the posterior insula … (and, only in humans… to the anterior insula [rerepresentation, introception]) = empathy = “Bless you”!!
Says that mental disorders are mental “rigidity,” “chaos,” or both.?
Very very interesting brain-changing ideas.
. 7 months ago

idkbrblolThe best of what's left...

How to learn any language in six months – Chris Lonsdale at TEDxLingnanUniversity
pretty-cool – pretty-cool!

Monsanto Cancer Milk – “FOX NEWS KILLS STORYFIRES Reporters”
yep; every word of it.

Hackschooling makes me happy – Logan LaPlante at TEDxUniversityofNevada

The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans – Daniel Amen at TEDxOrangeCoast

The Skill of Self Confidence – Dr. Ivan Joseph at TEDxRyersonU

A motion for masturbation – the naked truth – Jane Langton at TEDxSFU

The power of seduction in our everyday lives – Chen Lizra at TEDxVancouver
outstanding!!!7 months ago

idkbrbloldocs #12

Do these count?

‘A journey to the edge of the human mind’ by Tony Wright.

Very-interesting stuff!! So we’ve all got a seriously-broken brain?! I can see that.

=== (Undeniable Evidence Aliens Do Not Come From Other Galaxies by Komorusan)

First caller is a decent actor.
”...would see them coming…” Even if there was cloud-cover??! Even if we were sleeping? Or if it were on the other side of the sun, or down South of the South Pole?
I now doubt Kaballa is black magic.
I do doubt that “Jesus” [Je-Zeus] is his name.
First Hitler pic looks fake.

watched up-to 50-min. no proofs, no links; only more conjecture.

=== (This is a REAL interview with an actual alien! by EpicDisclosure)

Didn’t watch the whole thing; looks fake.
. 7 months ago

idkbrblolmore documentaries watched

Independent Lens: “The Invisible War” couldn’t read the tiny print during most of the show.

“Oh you are lucky….” ROFL!!
book: “Why Not Eat Insects” 1885

Alone in the Wilderness (Dick Proenneke) I think I saw this.
“When you call a suicide helpline in Japan you may have to dial that number 30 or 40 times, because the lines are so busy.” !!!
. 10 months ago

idkbrbloldocumentary - "Archimede's Secret"

meh, I guess it was about as could have been done.
Interesting protection from Roman ships.
Nice that what has been found and repaired has been found and repaired. Most of the show was pretty boring, though.
[Edit: It did mention that he figured-out a way to calculate with infinity.]

On-deck: “The Book That Can’t Be” actually that looks a little too fake; pass on that one.
. 11 months ago

Jeunevie 11 months ago

idkbrbloldocumentaries #9

Dec. 18, 2013

- “Preppers UK” was pretty good – a good, though limited, variety of people & ideologies, (even a very young & very thoughtful prepper)!

- “Secrets of the Superbrands” meh.

- “Marwencol the Fantasy World of Mark Hogancamp” neat

- “Tainted Love Secrets of the Dating Game” interesting; though not my experience; (though, maybe they knew I was uneducated & poor, with all that info they got).

- and “last but not least”... “Space Barbie”!
. 12 months ago

idkbrblolmore documentaries #8

- “Moment By Moment: The Healing Journey Of Molly Hale” I was expecting them to talk about healing from a devastating car crash literally moment by moment. Nope, but it had some interesting ideas on healing anyway.
- Something about a Bolivian [another country broke-off from Russia, right?] Amish community. (Who knew South America had Amish?!)(I knew they had ‘em in Canadia & Pencilvania) A coupkle surprising insights about what/who gets official concern/fixin’ (“don’t break tradition”); & who goes free.
- “Tainted Love Secrets of the Dating Game” looks neat.
- “Beavis & Butthead Save The World” – yeah you read that right!
. 12 months ago

idkbrblol#7 - Dec. 13, 2013 Javan Cucumber seed video (note: I didn’t notice any phugoid oscillations)

“Shooting In The Wild” with Alexandra Cousteau, (granddaughter of Captain Jacques), and Chris Palmer in a behind-the-scenes look at fakery in many wildlife documentaries! wow 12 months ago

idkbrblola few more that look promising

(especially the last one)


. 13 months ago

idkbrblolgood-enought to count as 'documentaries'
The War on Consciousness – Graham Hancock (Removed TED Talk)
Very interesting – better than I thought it’d be – especially the second half. Don’t know why they’d nix it.

neat speech by Doug Lenat on programming Cyc
I didn’t follow all of it, but it givs some interesting thoughts on thought.

I’ll look for real docs now; promise.
. 13 months ago

idkbrblol"Docu"? Derren Brown & Faith Healing

I’ll count this, I think. It was an hour &½ of Derren Brown prepping a fake faith-healer.
Pretty-good, all-around!
. 13 months ago

idkbrblol"wordless documentaries"

- Oct. 28, 2013
I’m reminded every so-often about the quote: “Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too.” ~Voltaire, Essay on Tolerance
Been thinking a little on watching one of these wordless documentaries – doing my thinking for myself – not being told what to think. Though, it’s still being produced & directed from some-one else’s point of view, I think it’s a window to a different place, a different mindset; not so much a consumer – of taking more personal responsibility for my thoughts & such.
[edit: (TFT2C)
Also been itching to get into the nuts & bolts of scientific writings. Forget the A to Z; “How do they get to A?”]
. 14 months ago

idkbrblolMichelangelo documentary ...&

- “Michelangelo Revealed”
- Do these “Secrets of the Dead” episodes count as a documentaries?
If so, then here’s one – it may be called “The Telltale Charcoal”? idk

These look neat too.
- Ogi Ogas & Sai Gaddam
- Patchen Barss
- “Tibetan immolation protests” hard-core!!!
- Olympix – just one more way to abuse kids?
- “Playtex documentary out of England admits bras do health damage.” (I don’t know if “Bras, the Bare Facts” is the one talked-about there.)
Is a neat article
. 14 months ago

idkbrblolwatch documentaries (&...)

document at least 43 of them for this goal.
- Oct. 3, 2013
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idkbrblol 15 months ago

jcuevacaves 21 months ago

raphael8264Potential free documentary sites

Here’s three free potential documentary sites that I used to pick my documentaries to watch, if anyone’s interested:

3. 21 months ago

BohemiaGlamHealth Docmentaries!

I watched quite few over the summer,

-Fat, Sick and Nearly dead: Stories of 2 overweight and sick men gaining their health back by juicing fruits and veggies for 60 to 90 days

-Forks over Knives: A scientific review of the impact of animal based foods in our diets.

- The business of being born: Ricki Lake’s documentary on the benefits of natural birth in a society where it is the job of surgeons to attend to births. -Midwives, Dulas, Birthcenters..

-Le Jeune, une nouvelle therapie: (French) on fasting, AMAZING22 months ago

BohemiaGlam 22 months ago

raphael8264 22 months ago

SaiminWatched the Queen of Versaille

It was good. I was definitely left with the impression of how someone can be trapped in their wealth. I’ll admit, I’m guilty of being surprised by how nice and, well, normal as Jackie turned out to be. 22 months ago

stephanieanastacia 23 months ago

Saimin 23 months ago

Floyd McMillin 2 years ago


Art can tell us as much about history as any text book. I really enjoy watching Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Brilliant. 2 years ago

applepieSimon Schama's Power of Art

Just started to watch it :) 2 years ago

juneairTwo more!

I watched the parts 2 and three of the documentary series Soul & Science. Part two was mostly about ESP – telepathy (between twins) and ‘flashes from the future’, and a bit about near-death experiences. It didn’t capture my attention as well as the other two parts, but it was still interesting. The third one was completely about near-death experiences, and very interesting. The whole series all in all didn’t revolutionalize my way of thinking and perceiving, but it was fascinating. It’s mind-blowing to think that science is only taking its first steps, and there is still so much more to explore. All in all, definitely worth my time! 2 years ago

juneairOne more down!

I watched the first part of a three-part Danish documentary called Sjæl og videnskab (Soul & Science). The first part was about sickness and health – can your thoughts make you heal faster or get sick? I knew most of the stuff introduced in the documentary already (placebo/nocebo, mental image training in fighting cancer etc.), but for someone who thinks anything else except for pills and surgeries is utter nonsense, it might be an eye-opening experience. It strengthened my belief that our minds have much more power than what we think. 2 years ago

juneairAny suggestions?

I especially love watching documentaries that have something to do with travelling or other cultures, but I’m not picky. I’m trying to look for documentaries that I maybe wouldn’t find otherwise. Movies or series, doesn’t matter much, as long as they’re interesting.

On my list at the moment:
- Nederland van Boven (Netherlands from above). I’ve watched 3-4 episodes of this series, and because I love Holland and I love documentaries, well, I love it! Plus I can watch it with Dutch subtitles, which introduces new words to my vocabulary.
- Megacities. “A look at the people who live precariously, but with an unusual level of resourcefulness and imagination, in four gigantic urban agglomerations: Mumbai, New York, Moscow and Mexico City.”
- Life. “David Attenborough’s legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes…”

And lastly, a documentary I’ve already watched and loved, and just wanted to share it. I think everyone should watch it!

Life in a Day. “A documentary shot by filmmakers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010.”2 years ago

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