Grist List


Here’s the White House beer recipe

The White House has, as promised, released the recipe for its home-brewed honey ale -- and according to a professional brewer, it shouldn't be too hard to make at home.

Mean Tasmanian devils get cancer; nice ones don’t

In the epic songs that Tasmanian devils sing in the future (assuming that Tasmanian devils can sing, and that there are any left to sing epic songs), this period will likely be known as one …


10 million pounds of maple syrup has mysteriously gone missing in Canada

It's not clear what thieves would want with that much maple syrup, unless they are Paul Bunyan, but whoever took the syrup -- worth more than $30 million -- must have put a lot of …

This dog saves whales by sniffing their poo

Back in elementary school, it kind of always felt like grown-ups were outsourcing the job of protecting the world’s cetaceans to us kids. You’ve got money AND cars; why don’t YOU save the whales, guys? …

This site tells you how to save the world exactly like your favorite celebrities

Imagine if you suddenly got famous and really rich, and you had no idea what other rich and famous people did with their money. Imagine the sleepless nights, as the paparazzi made a racket outside …


One more way your plane flights are killing everybody

Remember when cars used to give off disgusting clouds of lead-laden smoke? Planes still do that. Some of them do, at least — in particular, those nasty little planes that rich people fly because car …

Climate & Energy

Short awesome video explains why oil companies suck to people who already know

This nifty/depressing video explains how yes, technically, there’s more oil, but the financial and environmental costs of reaching it make it so that it really might as well not exist.

Climate & Energy

Drought is ruining people’s ability to throw cow dung at things

When it’s really hot and dry out, cows stay near the barn. When cows stay near the barn, they do not poop in open fields. When cows don’t poop in open fields, those fields don’t …


Alicia Silverstone thinks the true injustice is that Pussy Riot isn’t getting vegan cuisine

It’s, like, so totally uncool that Russian punksters Pussy Riot are in jail for singing a song that suggested that their president, scary asshole Vladimir Putin, is a scary asshole. And if this uncoolness were …