Grist List

Ecuador’s dropping 22 tons of poison on the Galapagos to kill 180 million rats

The rats first came to the islands in the 1600s, aboard ships from far away, and on a steady diet of eggs and baby tortoises, lizards, snakes and now-endangered birds species, they multiplied.

Business & Technology

They’ve made a car for women, and, surprise, it’s pink

Other than that -- just a car. It doesn't even have glittery exhaust.

Awesome Scottish guy dresses up as giraffe and does righteous stuff

A Scottish dude dresses up as a giraffe and does nice stuff for people. It sounds weird, but it also sounds kind of like a nice way to spend your time.

This octopus is so tiny that it snuck into the aquarium undetected

He lived there for nearly a year, secretly snacking on the aquarium's crabs, before being discovered.

People obsessed with proving yetis exist find yeti fur in a cave

Whatever. We'll believe it when we see a real yeti.

This beekeeping donkey has his own beekeeper suit

Manuel Juraci is an unusually successful beekeeper because he has a donkey in a beekeeper suit.

Climate & Energy

In the future, wind turbine blades could be made out of vegetables

Unlike some fuel sources we could name, wind power doesn’t dump tons of carbon into the atmosphere. But that doesn’t mean turbines don’t come with their own environmental issues. Those majestic, gigantic turbine blades — …

Definitely the cutest baby kangaroo wearing undies you’ll see all day

This picture contains dangerous levels of cute. I think the undies have bears on them.


5-hour Energy has been implicated in 13 deaths

Maybe they can turn it all into ethanol, like they did with Four Loko.