Grist List

Cities

Sad Stuff on the Street reveals that your city is actually an existential film

This Tumblr collects melancholy tableaux from the sidewalks and gutters of cities across the world.

Woman wants memorial for fish that died in a traffic accident

An Orange County woman wants there to be a memorial for some fish that got in a car accident. Yes, she's a member of PETA, why do you ask?

Food

This pumpkin is also a working Tetris game

Here's an all-natural (OK, 90 percent natural) video game that runs on AA batteries -- and, in an emergency, you can eat it when you're done.

A boat on the train tracks, and other transportation effects from Sandy

Some pictures of Sandy's impact on the region's transportation, plus resources for finding out when you'll be able to use buses and trains again.

Your car might be made out of recycled beans, pants, and money

Garbage is bad. Oil spills are bad. But when you can use them to make cars, they become kinda useful.

Oysters could have helped save New York from Sandy

They're basically the coral reefs of the Northeast.

Business & Technology

The Netherlands is getting a glow-in-the-dark highway

This is the Netherlands, which means it’s only a matter of time before they put this technology to work in bike lanes, too.

The most stunning images from monster storm Sandy

Well, that was a hell of a storm. Here's what it looked like up close.

Here is a toilet that’s good at soccer

Never at a loss to create something totally weird, two Japanese companies have built a goalkeeping toilet. And it's supposed to be green somehow.