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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lesleysearched "bottle"

- make love in a whisky bottle

- catch a ghost in a bottle

- find a genie in a bottle that gives 43 wishes

- save a man thats hidden in every bottle by drinking it up

- have your stomach burst open while you are trying to urinate into a little cardboard bottle (preferably in redditch)6 years ago

lesleysearched "toe"

- dip a toe in some toxic waste and have a mutant toe

- grow an extra toe

- I tried the spell. I`m suppose to get my tail in like two weeks. The side effects that I have had are toe aches,stomache pains,extremely itchy legs,headaches,urge to drink water,dizzyness and the urge to always wanna sing. Is this normal?6 years ago

lesleysearched "sail"

- sail the nina with christopher columbus turn against him chuck him off the boat discover the new world and call it emilyland

- sail with captain jack sparrow on the black pearl

- sail the 9th voyage of sindbad

- sail the seas of cheese
6 years ago

lesleysearched "twilight"

- marry edward cullen

- let this place of dirty twilight kick the shit out of me

- starr in the upcoming twilight movie as bella

- bring edward cullen from twilight to life

- find out exactly where the twilight zone is6 years ago

Elusive SleuthAnother

this makes me laugh :)

put a bad voodoo spell on the person who scratched my new car 6 years ago

Elusive SleuthThis would be so impossible

I’m sure of it.

be able to communicate intelligently in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Arabic, Hindustani, Bengali, Irish, American Sign Language, Turkish, Polish, Dutch, Swahili, Korean and Latin

Found here6 years ago

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I was sure pig farming of humans was illegal! :) 7 years ago

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I don’t know if this person’s goals are exactly impossible but it’s amusing all the same. 7 years ago

Elusive Sleuthinteresting...

This person has a few impossible goals such as ‘be a lesbian’, not impossible in itself, but impossisble in the fact that he is a man. 7 years ago

Elusive Sleuththis is impossible for a good reason

Hack into the 43things’ server and give myself the ability to “cheer” my own goals and comments…since no one else on here seems to care about me

at least i hope it’s impossible

never know what people can hack into these days7 years ago

Elusive Sleuthi wish :)

Become an identity thief, steal my own identity and start over fresh7 years ago

Elusive Sleuthi have a feeling...

that this is impossible ;)

‘Count all the stars’ 7 years ago

Elusive Sleutha tag :)

I still don’t know if this makes sense but i posted this tag here :)

if i dont meet tre cool by the time i die ill fucking kill myself before im suppose to die 7 years ago

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since when did this become an activity? Does this imply ‘to sit sulking in the corner’? or ‘to grow a long black fringe?’

:) 7 years ago

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‘avoid re-living the future in my head’

Can you really re-live something that hasn’t happened? 7 years ago

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‘Grow a backbone!!!’

Wow, i think we’d kinda hoped you be born with one! 7 years ago

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‘I want my family to except me’

wow, you want to be excluded? Not exactly impossible, just use your manners when you ask for what you want, i’m sure they’d be happy to oblige. 7 years ago

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‘swim in asturalia ocaen.’

Swim where? 7 years ago

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‘surprise myself often’

if you are you and you’re expecting it, is it possible to surprise yourself? 7 years ago

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stop despiring people

what? does anyone out there know what despiring is?

sounds impossible to me. 7 years ago

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‘talk to dead people’

go ahead, but don’t expect a reply. 7 years ago

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‘be able to fly’

birds have wings, humans don’t. 7 years ago

Elusive Sleuthanother one

‘meet famous dead people’

let us know how it goes… :) 7 years ago

Elusive Sleuthimposible until proven otherwise

‘meet lee joon gi … friends with him and even make him my obba…..damn it’ll be great thing that`ll happen to me….some people think it must be imposible but i believe nothing is imposible in this world…^^ ..fighting!!’

and what’s an obba? 7 years ago

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‘Do the impossible’

that’s impossible, sorry. 7 years ago

Elusive Sleuthhere's a good one

maybe if you’ve got spare time up your sleeve (and a few spare thousand) you could get there. 7 years ago

Katie's running as if she has a choice.Fourteenth Impossible Goal Spotted


??? 7 years ago

Katie's running as if she has a choice.Thirteenth Impossible Goal Spotted

“rig my car so windshield wiper fluid will hit the cars behind me”

I just have a feeling that this would be impossible… 7 years ago

Katie's running as if she has a choice.Twelfth Impossible Goal Spotted

“tap a gerbil with a pencil until it gives me three wishes”

What is so magical and wishlike of a gerbil????? 7 years ago

Katie's running as if she has a choice.Eleventh Impossible Goal Spotted

“marry the guy that invented ROLL-UPS so he can make me roll-ups n our house will be made out of ROLL-UPs”

I”m sure you could marry this guy… but I don’t think you can make a house out of Fruit roll ups. :’( 7 years ago

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