Grist List


Burger King has invented a way for you to eat a burger while riding your bike

We get it -- you want to ride your bike, like we keep telling you to, but you're hampered by the fast-food burgers you're double-fisting. Well, your long nightmare is over.


Certified bat pick-up artist can’t find lady bats after looking for six whole years

“There have to be females. It’s just that we can’t find them, and it’s very embarrassing.”


Watch what happens when this toddler figures out his food is animals

We're not saying you should stop eating animals. We're just saying that if you don't, this 2-year-old may be more ethically conscious than you.


Bike-part vending machines can rescue you from an unexpected breakdown

In NYC, a network of bike vending machines will provide round-the-clock access to tubes, patch kits, and other sundry bike necessities.


Your mud-soaked festival tent could become beautiful gift wrap

A brave company called Wrag Wrap is going to raid that pile of broken-down tents and transform the gleanings into reusable gift wrap.


Plants sweat, and it’s beautiful

Some plants deal with extra moisture using a process that makes them look like they're wearing a jeweled tiara. Nature is so weird and pretty sometimes.


This voting-booth-sized library brings joy (and literacy) to New York

It's the kind of project that makes adults feel like kids again: Ducking into this thing is like playing on a grown-up playground.


Scientists plan to reduce greenhouse gases by breeding fartless cows

Where well leaks are called “fugitive methane emissions,” cow leaks are simply called fart and burps.


Guys, really, mermaids don’t exist, I can’t believe you have to be told this

We're going to need to come up with a different motivation to save the oceans.

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