Grist List

Russia has secret diamond reserves worth one quadrillion dollars

Russia discovers diamonds, keeps them a secret, then finally tells everyone what great diamonds these are.

This is the most beautiful snow art we’ve ever seen

Simon Beck walks around for days to create his fractal snow patterns, and they are astonishing.

This is the world’s first liliger, and yes, it is magical

Kiara, born at a zoo in Siberia, is half lion and half half lion half tiger. It makes sense, honest. (Well, as much sense as lions and tigers having sex.)


Here is the future: GIGANTIC cities with HUGE skyscrapers

We at Grist List have taken out the crystal ball that our aunt gave us in third grade and found that it actually sees into …


The world’s largest vertical garden is as long as a city block

At 13,595 square feet, the world's largest vertical garden is definitely bigger than your piddly window box -- think more like “hotel ballroom.”

Wasp named for Lady Gaga sparks nerdy outrage

This wasp is named after Lady Gaga, and fittingly, some people are mad about it.

Business & Technology

Meet the only person who made money off the drought

Renee Haugerud is a farmer's daughter, but she's also the founder of a fancy New York hedge fund. These two attributes have made her basically the only person in the country to have come out ahead from this summer's terrible drought.

Here is a video of a fire tornado, and it is exactly as scary as that sounds

One time I made a joke in a Grist List post about some new horrible form of weather, where I was like “ha ha, what’s …

Study: Men recognize cars, women recognize birds

A Vanderbuilt University Study on gender and observational skills reveals strange facts about what men and women recognize.