Grist List


Spiders suck in prey with scary magnetic webs

Oh, was there a chance you WEREN'T gonna have nightmares tonight? You're welcome.


Bacon burger on a bacon bun will completely gross you out

Bacon patty, bacon dressing, and bacon cheese on a bacon-infused bun ... because THAT's what the Founding Fathers had in mind.


This cool graph of Instagrams shows the moment NYC blacked out during Sandy

As the storm gets serious, you can see a dark wedge that continues through time to 10:23 p.m. And at 10:23 there’s a sharp line -- that’s a power outage.


Climb this building without ever leaving the ground

The artist commissioned to create this work, Leandro Erlich, has a thing for "spaces with fluid and unstable boundaries."


This guy went on an insane run in 129-degree heat — dressed as Darth Vader

You underestimate the power of the dark side and a large Red Bull.


Ice cream delivery via bike means your summer just got better

Oh, hello. Did you want a month's worth of artisanal ice cream delivered to your doorstep?

Climate & Energy

Happy 4th! George Washington didn’t need coal and neither do you

We're not saying we should go back to burning only wood. But once, all the way back in 1776, we were free of fossil fuels -- and we could be again.


More useful than a watch: This subway map bracelet

You know the feeling. You're on a crowded train. You don't know what stop you're meant to jump off at. Then you remember you're wearing your subway bracelet.


There’s a 288-billion-mile cloud of alcohol in space

Space is full of booze. Let's go get some.