Grist List

Living

Campfire-scented beard cologne lets you pretend you’ve been outside

There are these sticks you can rub in your beard so you smell like you've been camping, which seems like more fun than camping, except that people with beards love camping, so why would they need this? One wonders.

Climate & Energy

Freaky picture of a super typhoon headed for Japan

Watch out, Japan, the Eye of Sauron is coming for you!

How to make the opera more interesting: Eat algae the singer grew on her face

An opera singer sings and her exhaled breath makes algae grow and the audience eats it to experience the magic of biotechnology and the non-magic of super disgustingness.

Living

These are by far the coolest shoes for animal lovers we’ve ever seen

How could we not love these animal-themed shoes, featuring favorite Grist List creatures like orcas, sharks, and elephants (plus non-animal Grist List faves like coffee and butts)? Well, I suppose we could not love them because they cost between $1,000 and $2,000 a pair. But man, if I ever come into money, some of it will be earmarked for wildlife and animal rescue funds … and then, as a reward, I will completely get shark shoes.

Food

The drought is so bad that the British have to eat ugly vegetables

"Knobbly carrots, wonky spuds, bent courgettes and discoloured cauliflowers" are all on the table.

Food

Homeland Security breaks up cheese-smuggling ring

Cheese is expensive in Canada. Really expensive.

Food

This London butcher is selling fake human meat, and it is INCREDIBLY TRAUMATIC

Just keep telling yourself "it's only animal meat that someone has lovingly sculpted into the shape of human meat." On second thought, that won't help at all.

High schoolers run a solar-powered treatment plant that will give clean water to 750 families in India

This solar-powered water treatment plant, which will make 1,300 gallons of clean water every day, is owned and operated by high school students.

Food

How did we let another country beat us to pizza-encrusted candy bars?

America, I still believe in your ability to bang two junk foods together and make something horrible. But Pizza Hut Middle East scooped you on the pizza-dough-coated Kit-Kats.

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