Grist List


Trampoline bridge would be the best-ever way to get across a river

This proposed inflatable bridge has 90-foot trampolines and a view of the Eiffel Tower. Who needs to see the rest of Paris?

Skydive from space recreated in LEGO

If you missed Felix Baumgartner's freefall jump, which sponsor Red Bull swears will have scientific validity, you can see it recreated at 1:350 scale with LEGOs here. Or you could watch the video, I GUESS.

Water-spout jetpacks are hands down the coolest personal transport we’ve seen

These jetpacks, which hold you up on columns of water, are not an alternative to cars (yet). But they look like the funnest EVER.

Climate & Energy

Squirrel population explosion: Less cute than it sounds

Because it was so warm last winter, there are now tons of squirrels around. And they're hungry.

Business & Technology

Electric bike technology is making wheelchairs more badass

Electric bikes: not just good for the environment, also good for humanity.

Here’s Bob Ross feeding a baby squirrel with a bottle

It's a video of "happy little trees" painter Bob Ross feeding a squirrel from a bottle. There's really just nothing else to say about this.


For only $10,000, you could have a jug of 1992 McJordan BBQ sauce

It's named after Michael Jordan, like everything else in the 1990s.

Here’s why you should never stick your head out of a train window

We get it: Trains are cool, and wind in your hair is cool, and you like to put cool things on Instagram. But this video …

London’s proposed commuter canal would let you swim to work

Two architects have proposed an 8-mile swimming/skating lane in London. It's probably not going to happen. But it should, and it makes us think every city should just do something crazy and beautiful like this.