Grist List


Chicago pot farm takes urban agriculture to its logical conclusion

It's local, it's thriving, and -- oh, yeah -- it can get you high.

Business & Technology

Scientists create digital watch powered by cyborg lobsters

We are not making this up: that is what scientists at Clarkson University and the University of Vermont College of Medicine call them.

Manhunt for woman who rode a manatee finally comes to an end

A woman in Florida tried to ride a manatee and people were pissed. Lots of them took photos of her so she had no choice but to turn herself in.

Now we can get drunk on artisanal bourbon at the farmers market

New Yorkers can now sell fancy booze in the places where they sell fancy vegetables and coffee.

Finally, a product for people who love both beer and testicles

This beer is made with fresh, natural, locally-sourced bull gonads. Testes great, less filling!

Everyone relax — the stolen maple syrup has been found!

Remember that 10,000 pounds of stolen maple syrup? It's been found -- in a maple syrup processing facility. Uh, how did they recognize it?


This French commuter train looks like an 18th-century palace

Leave it to Paris to put together the most luxurious rail car you've ever seen.

Watch rescued ducks discover the water for the first time in this heartwarming video

These ducks were rescued from a hoarder, and they'd never even seen a pond. But they take to it like a ... well, you know.

There are seahorses living in New York City

Seahorses aren't as exotic as you think -- some of them live off the coast of Brooklyn, where I assume they have their own subway.