Grist List


Nine people bought luxury apartments in this fancy NYC building for just $10

That developer made a deal with the old tenants that ensured there would be space for them in the new building.

Climate & Energy

To keep the lights on, Oslo needs to import trash from the U.S.

The city of Oslo is powered by garbage. Which is great, until there's no garbage. Hey ... we've got garbage!


There may be terrifying predatory land-walking fish in Central Park

There are probably snakehead fish in Central Park. They won't eat you, but that's about the only good news.


Every single one of these butterflies might be gone, but that doesn’t mean they’re extinct

Because of the bureaucratic … let us call them "quirks" of identifying endangered species, the state government doesn't want to declare these missing species extinct.


Save water, energy, and money by wearing this shirt you only wash three times a year

The founder of Wool&Prince wore the prototype of the company's button-down shirt for 100 straight days.


The only video about energy efficiency that also features dildos

La Plate-forme Maison Passive has managed the seemingly impossible. They have made energy efficiency sexy.


England has a McDonald’s University, and it’s almost as competitive as Harvard

Want a career in fast food? You can go to McDonald's U -- if you're one of the lucky 7 percent who get accepted.


Watch a dude with death-defying knife skills slice up an entire watermelon in 21 seconds

Need to cut up 100 watermelons? Give this guy 10 minutes.


The heartbreaking, heartwarming saga of a homeless koala

This guy was moved out of harm's way so that loggers could come down and clear-cut his home. He came back to a treeless landscape. But there's a happy ending, we swear!

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