Grist List


Old phone booths get new life as giant public fish tanks

Phone booths are the appendix of the urban landscape — useless and occasionally full of junk. So what better way to rehabilitate them than to fill them with fish? The phone booths, not your appendix.


FYI, there are weird human bushes in Central Park today

Humanoid bushes are jumping up and scaring the piss out of people in New York.

Chanel runway show uses wind turbines as fashion accessories

Chanel's spring fashion show takes place in a field of wind turbines. Eco-chic has definitely arrived. Will it do anything to change the world?


Jay-Z took the subway, so now nobody can say it’s not cool

Jay-Z condescended to take the subway from Canal Street to Atlantic Ave for the last of a series of concerts at the Barclays Center.

Long Island unlikely home to five alligators

Five alligators have been found on Long Island. They're probably wishing they were somewhere warmer, and with less traffic and hair spray.


PSA: Drinking liquid nitrogen is a bad idea

“Duh,” you say? Tell that to a British teen who just had to have her stomach removed.

‘Talking tree’ constantly posts about its lunch on Facebook

This tree is wired with sensors so it can tweet about rain, noise levels, and air quality. Yeah, it's boring, but how many trees can tweet?

Why are French bees making blue and green honey?

French bees don't have much better taste than American bees, it turns out.

A beautiful, fragrant garden made from the poop of tennis players

The Riverside Clay Tennis Organization is in the process of creating some super eco toilets that magically turn poop into flowers. Well, that's a little bit of an exaggeration. But they kind of do.