Grist List

Business & Technology

Power your laptop with your butt

Swedish designer Eddi Tornberg has turned the plight of modern workers — sitting like lazy larvae in front of computer screens all day — into …

Living

Incredible underwater sculptures turn into living reefs

Artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s work wouldn’t look out of place in a gallery, but that would defeat the purpose. Taylor mounts his exhibitions underwater, leaving …

Animals

Amazing things happen when you yell at baby pigs

Guys. GUYS. Just look what happens when you yell “ice cream!” and/or sing Amy Winehouse at a stack of baby pigs.

Food

Could this 5-by-5 inch piece of paper reduce food waste by 25 percent?

FreshPaper claims their botanical-infused 5-by-5-inch sheet can make produce last five times longer, cutting down wasted food. But does it work?

Animals

This 1933 video of the last living thylacine is a haunting look at a now-extinct species

We tend to think of extinct species as creatures from the distant past, whose habits and physiology we can only guess at from fossil evidence. …

Transportation

Sidecar lets drivers rent out their empty backseat

In theory, Sidecar is about sharing. Here’s how it’s supposed to work: You’re headed downtown in your car, but before you leave you check your …

Cities

Mayor Bloomberg uses a full-sized room A/C unit to cool his SUV

It really would be interesting to find out what moral calculus goes into Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s environmental decisions. It must go something like “I’m a …

Living

Magical tree tunnel was carved out by a train

In Klevan, Ukraine, this two-mile long tunnel of trees was formed when the vegetation grew around the path of a regularly passing train. Locals calls …

Food

200 naked Germans buying groceries

When a German store offered $276 in free groceries to anyone willing to shop naked, 250 brave souls dropped trou.