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Happy Birthday instructables! Answered

Today, I suppose, is Instructables official 5th year anniversary! Shweet.

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techguru14
techguru14

7 years ago

Go search Google for "the wayback machine" and search for Instructables.com to see what they looked like in their infancy - Instructables has come so far!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

10 years ago

Hmmm... Today (29th) is the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina...

Coincidence?

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Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 10 years ago

Wow, very odd! I was the victim of Katrina BTW ^^

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

Wow! I've never met a collective before!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Possibly a hive mind?

(Do you think he was struck by lightning? It would explain a lot of his Instructables)

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Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 10 years ago

Haha! No... But on most summer nights (I think it is between 1AM to 4AM) you get some pretty spectacular lightning displays followed by rumbling booms. I miss that, I rarely ever see lightning strikes in England... :-(

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

You're living in the wrong area, then - move somewhere flatter.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

Are you just the Superdome, or are you the whole southern half of Louisiana?

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Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 10 years ago

Nah, Im just another human being :-)

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

. I don't know about coincidence, but it sure is convenient. Similar to things that happen on December 7th (Pearl Harbor), September 11 (World Trade Center), my birthday, and other disasters.

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jamiec53
jamiec53

10 years ago

Lol, aug 28 is my birthday!!!

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

10 years ago

I consider 2005-08-20 to be Instructables' birthday. That's the day we publicly launched the site at a conference.

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Yerboogieman
Yerboogieman

Reply 10 years ago

Dang it, I was off by eight days. I will mark my calendar for next year.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Hey, you could have reminded us!

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

Whoa! I thought you were dead!! I was setting up a fund for Corvidae/Christy and everything!

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 10 years ago

Have you no faith? You just gotta believe...in muppets or clones, anyway.

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zascecs
zascecs

10 years ago

I found this cake lying around in the internet...


...it doesn't by chance happen to be the robot's cake? 

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

It's a lie!

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zascecs
zascecs

Reply 10 years ago

I heard it likes pink...

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 10 years ago

You need to add the pink frosting...

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zascecs
zascecs

Reply 10 years ago

It needs to watch it's weight anyways...

...I'll keep the cake for myself...

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scoochmaroo
scoochmaroo

10 years ago

HQ is celebrating with Go Kart racing!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

We need pictures, and slow-motion video of the crashes!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Scooch seems to agree with the date...

(I seem to remember somebody [Eric?] saying that the earliest projects were not "live", but were part of adding some starting content to the site. Don't forget, Instructables is their second attempt at a "how to" website - the first was mainly kite projects.)

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

10 years ago

WhoIs Instructables.com
Creation Date: 21-jun-2005

Someone's lying about their age. ;-)

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

. hmmmmmmm Maybe Robot is really Fembot

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

10 years ago

     HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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Yerboogieman
Yerboogieman

10 years ago

https://www.instructables.com/answers/when-did-instructables-start/?comments=all#CA8XM7LFVMV5X11