Grist List

Living

Creepy scientists give tadpole eyes on the back of its body

Usually we don't go around calling people mad scientists, but this is definitely edging into that territory.

Food

Chinese IKEA fans: ‘Oh please, our meatballs have WAY worse stuff than horse’

In China, those Ikea meatballs are made locally, which probably means they’ve got much worse ingredients than a little bit of Black Beauty.

Food

If your sandwich dislocates your jaw, it is too big

Here's an object lesson in how messed up America's food culture is.

Cities

Mexico City has an awesome masked defender of pedestrians, and we’re jealous

Do not attempt to run over pedestrians in Mexico City. You will find yourself face to face with Peatónito.

Living

Little kid writes adorable letter apologizing for taking sticks out of Yosemite

Yosemite Junior Ranger Evie's code: Take only pictures, leave only painfully cute apology notes for accidentally taking sticks as well.

Living

Titantic replica will have to dodge even more icebergs than the original

Possibly-crazy rich guy Clive Palmer is spending his hard-earned fortune on building a replica of the Titanic.

Living

We used to respect animals enough to give them a fair trial before putting them to death

What changed? Factory farming was introduced.

Cities

Street photographer gets screwed by corporation, responds by raising money for disadvantaged kids

Our favorite street photographer, Humans of New York, had his photos used without compensation. His response? Raising money to send kids to camp.

Living

This funny-looking creature is your ancestor, and it needs a name

The best option right now is to call it the "hypothetical placental mammal," which doesn't really have much of a ring to it.

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