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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somekindofalchemist 6 months ago

somekindofalchemistI got them removed this morning!

This is the second time I’ve had braces and hopefully the last. I will not lie about the discomfort you feel when they’re being taken out. They have to crack them off with pliers so it feels like they’re cracking your teeth. Then there’s the drilling sound because they have to remove the glue and I felt like I was going to pass out. Then the Hoover plus drill sound when they polish them. Then they take a mould of your mouth with rank tasting pink stuff again to get the removable retainers made (unless you opt for the permanent metal on the back of the teeth) then finally you get to rinse. Not sure I like my new teeth. I feel like I’ve got someone else’s mouth. Well I’ll return next week to get my removable ones. I hope my teeth font don’t move in the meantime.

Hope I haven’t put you off. 6 months ago

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Roy BackusUntitled

I remember what it was like having braces. The inside of my mouth would get cut every once and a while. It was such a relief the day that I was finally able to get them off.

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justasmalltowngirldid it

well I finally got my braces off today. After 2 years, now it’s the end of an era. Well it took 2 hours to polish and stuff, and it hurt. Actually this shitty mouth-stretcher hurt the most, the removing process itself just took like thirty seconds with a strong but short pain. Then I could see myself in the mirror with pearly white teeth. Actually not pearly white, but free of brackets. I can’t speak properly now, but I can close my mouth a tiny bit better, and I think I look somehow older, more like I’ve accomplished my life. But it’s also really weird and I’m not very happy with how they are still not straight and they look so big. But yeah. No pain, except for the sensitiveness. 13 months ago

justasmalltowngirl 13 months ago


It wasn’t AS BAD. Of course I cried at times but most of the two years it was just like normal. Actually, I think I’m gonna cry the most when I get them taken off because
1) I’ll look weird
2) I’ll feel weird and
3) I think it’s gonna hurt.
I’m buying myself some nicnacs which I couldn’t eat (but actually sometimes did) when I had my braces. 13 months ago


Heath LedgerGirlSoon....

I’ve had them for 4 years, 1 left! Yay. I just wish I could get those fuckers off now. My jaw is killing me… 17 months ago

Heath LedgerGirl 17 months ago

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