Grist List


Barclays Center: Ugly, an insult to Brooklyn, and already leaking

The Barclays Center is an eyesore and didn't deliver the union jobs it promised. But luckily, it's apparently on track to fall down!


Campfire-scented beard cologne lets you pretend you’ve been outside

There are these sticks you can rub in your beard so you smell like you've been camping, which seems like more fun than camping, except that people with beards love camping, so why would they …

Climate & Energy

Freaky picture of a super typhoon headed for Japan

Watch out, Japan, the Eye of Sauron is coming for you!

How to make the opera more interesting: Eat algae the singer grew on her face

An opera singer sings and her exhaled breath makes algae grow and the audience eats it to experience the magic of biotechnology and the non-magic of super disgustingness.


These are by far the coolest shoes for animal lovers we’ve ever seen

How could we not love these animal-themed shoes, featuring favorite Grist List creatures like orcas, sharks, and elephants (plus non-animal Grist List faves like coffee and butts)? Well, I suppose we could not love them because they …


The drought is so bad that the British have to eat ugly vegetables

"Knobbly carrots, wonky spuds, bent courgettes and discoloured cauliflowers" are all on the table.


Homeland Security breaks up cheese-smuggling ring

Cheese is expensive in Canada. Really expensive.


This London butcher is selling fake human meat, and it is INCREDIBLY TRAUMATIC

Just keep telling yourself "it's only animal meat that someone has lovingly sculpted into the shape of human meat." On second thought, that won't help at all.

High schoolers run a solar-powered treatment plant that will give clean water to 750 families in India

This solar-powered water treatment plant, which will make 1,300 gallons of clean water every day, is owned and operated by high school students.