Grist List

This winter’s snowstorms will have names like Draco, Q, and Khan

The Weather Channel wants to name winter storms things like "Gandolf." That's Gandolf with an O, got it? It has NOTHING TO DO with Tolkein.

Watch an octopus take apart a camera while punching a shark

To researchers, this baited camera is equipment for monitoring underwater ecosystems. To an octopus, it's just a complicated lunchbox.

Food

Bhutan wants to be the world’s first 100 percent organic country

To be fair, the country's already most of the way there.

Meet the lake so polluted that spending an hour there would kill you

Thanks to a secret government nuclear facility, Lake Karachay may be the most polluted spot on the planet.

Thanks to climate change, Texas is up to its ears in dead crickets

Texas is having a very big problems with crickets and it's not just that the crickets are really gross, it's that when they die, they smell really bad.

Now you can get text messages from a cow’s vagina

It's getting harder to tell when dairy cows are in heat. But never fear, farmers! Now their genitals can text you.

For you hipster entomologists, here’s a caterpillar that looks just like bacon

Supposedly this weird living bacon is actually a moth caterpillar. Made of bacon.

Living

The Confluence Project is photographing every latitude/longitude intersection on Earth

Although volunteers have visited more than a third of the accessible confluence points, there are 10,166 out there waiting to be visited.

McDonald’s video claims their beef is not really that bad

McDonald's makes a video to show people that their beef is as pure as the driven snow, and even includes a few lol questions from wary consumers.