Grist List


This guy got swallowed by a hippo and lived to tell his harrowing tale

Paul Templer almost got eaten by a hippo. He passes the wisdom from this experience on to you.


Sorry, Jared, Subway food can be just as bad for you as McDonald’s

Sure, it's possible to get a somewhat healthy sandwich at Subway. But that is not what people are ordering.


Hand-sized, house-eating snails show up in Texas

Texas had a scare when a snail resembling a giant African snail showed up in Houston. Luckily, it was just a rosy wolfsnail.


Women who watch more TV have fewer babies

And no matter how much energy they suck up, TVs are still more environmentally friendly than those energy-intensive creations known as children.


Elephant stomps on a poacher who tried to shoot him

Given the lack of human protection, the elephants are doing it for themselves.


Looking for a cleaner way to camp? Sleep in a trash bag

Music-festival slobs can make a mess in their trash-bag tent, then throw the whole thing away. It doesn't reduce the amount of waste, but it reduces the amount that's on the ground.


Brooklyn police bust rooftop grow operation … of heirloom tomatoes

New York cops pumped for marijuana bust discover: Oh, they're just TOMATO PLANTS.


Some saint made a funny, depressing blog about NYC’s worst apartments

A blog showcasing New York's shittiest rooms also underscores how hard it is to find decent, affordable housing that isn't a repurposed fridge.

Business & Technology

A scientist made steel without releasing any greenhouse gases

He used moon soil to do it, too.

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