Grist List

This 30,000-square-foot building is made out of beer bottles

The Morrow Royal Pavilion looks like some kind of palace, but it's made of crushed beer bottles mixed with fly ash.

This urn uses your ashes to grow a tree to (sort of) take your place

A French designer has created something called the Poetree, so that your loved one can plant a tree in your ashes and you can live on forever. You'll be living on forever as a tree, but it's better than nothing.


Here’s a really terrible pro-helmet ad, and nine much better ideas

Rather than encouraging helmet use, this campaign seems liable to scare people out of biking in the first place.


Chinese scientist says cavemen ate pandas

This conclusion required a little bit of a logical leap.


These penalty cards let you tell stupid pedestrians exactly how stupid they are

Available for download at the low price of $1 for all 14.

Obscenely rich people can raise obscenely rich chickens in this $100,000 coop

Neiman Marcus is selling a chicken coop. It costs a lot. It will make people think rich people are even more disgusting than they already are, which is pretty disgusting.

NASA satellite discovers Cookie Monster on Mercury

It's a crater shaped like Cookie Monster! Or at least, those are Cookie Monster's eyes, but ... OH MY GOD WHERE IS HIS MOUTH???

Here is a turtle that pees through its mouth

Suddenly being a turtle doesn't sound all that great.


Kellogg’s recalls 3 freakin’ million boxes of Mini Wheats

Man, you try to curb food waste, and then some big company gets metal fragments in three million boxes of cereal and has to throw them away.