Grist List

Food

Ice: Makes your drinks cold, contains feces

Do you want ice? It might kill you but it will make your drink cold!

Politics

The dumbest tweet about the Earth is this one from Rep. Steve Stockman

Rep. Steve Stockman, of Texas' 36th, wants you to know that he appreciates the planet.

Living

5-year-old discovers dinosaur, names it after herself, drops mic for the rest of her life

It's poignant to see a child who's peaked before she even finishes kindergarten, but I'm not sure how 5-year-old Daisy Morris is going to top this one.

Living

Let’s just watch baby eagles all day

These little guys are only a few days old, and you can watch them eat, cuddle, look like Doc Brown, and other baby eagle activities.

Living

This 15-year-old won’t let the British government cut climate change education

In England, the government has decided to cut out climate change education from its curriculum for under 14-year-olds.

Living

This super-green coworking space was once a working heliport

Excuse us, we need to pack our bags and move to Mexico City so we can start working here.

Living

After losing a finger, this guy made a new one out of bike parts

Colin Macduff lost a finger in an accident in 2010 and, in the haze of medication, he had a vision of how he'd make up for it: He'd make a prosthetic finger out of bicycle parts.

Living

All the giant squid in the world are related to each other

All the giant squid in the world are part of one big extended family! They're going to have a big squid party.

Cities

Let’s bring back New York City’s goat beauty pageants

In the 1930s, the goats competing for "Mr. Manhattan" were mostly "mascots and talismans," but surely the vogue for urban farming means we could start this back up again.

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