Grist List


This walrus can whistle, growl, and gurgle on command

E.T., a 30-year-old walrus at Tacoma’s Point Defiance Zoo, is clearly in training to replace Wilford Brimley. He has the looks down, and he’s working on his acting; he can already do eight different types …


Ex-McDonald’s exec opens a healthy fast food restaurant

Mike Roberts, former president and CEO of McDonald's, co-founded Lyfe Kitchen, a restaurant that aims to do healthy food on a fast-food scale.


Carly Rae Jepsen communes with nature in her new video

If you were looking for the perfect capstone to your “driving your tiny car to the woods for an awesome camping adventure” mix, then your problems are solved: Just throw the whole playlist away and …

Climate & Energy

These photos of Earth are so gorgeous they belong in a museum

For 40 years, satellites have been chilling up above the planet, capturing images of the surface for scientific purposes. But it happens that many of these photos look like incredible paintings. Here are a few …


Maybe don’t tell children they can hug a rabid bat

Hey! Are you a jackass? Then you could probably use this advice: As much goodwill and admiration as you may think you’re earning by knowing everything about everything, I guarantee you it will not make …


The best pictures of trucks inside trucks inside trucks

Here’s a kind of awesome way to get trucks off the road: put them inside trucks inside other trucks, like some kind of truck turducken. Turtrucken. It’s three, or four, or nine trucks for the …


New York City is making cyclists go to remedial biker’s ed classes

New York City is treating wayward cyclists the same way a driver who’s racked up one too many DUIs might be: It’s sending them to class to review the basic rules of the road. The …


Half of Americans drink at least one glass of soda every day

Gallup has discovered a great divide in American society: There are those of us who drink soda and those of us who do not, and the country’s split almost exactly down the middle. Soda drinkers …


Wolverines refrigerate their food

Wolverines are loners, and they don’t like to share. They try not to hang out anywhere near other wolverines or other mammals, a social preference that some of us can relate to. And like other …