Grist List

Living

Dear god, this insane old nature show is amazing

Man, you know when you’re eating lunch at a rest stop and you get up to follow a raccoon, and he goes through this doorway …

Food

Cheeseburger-crust pizza is not even recognizable as pizza

We need to think of a new name for the monstrosities that pizza companies are coming up with, because, really, this is NOT pizza: Pizza …

Animals

Greenland is feeding endangered whale meat to tourists

Denmark wants permission for indigenous communities in Greenland (which it rules) to catch more whales for food, The Guardian reports. Problem is, an environmental group …

Cities

Clear Channel chops down tree to improve view of billboard

Looking at a tree relaxes people. Looking at a billboard makes them wish they were looking at anything else — but it makes money for …

Biking

Laser-show bike helmet looks awesome, might actually make you safer

If your first thought when looking at this LED-encrusted bike helmet is “I bet that would make an awesome personal light show for when I …

Cities

Cities sell ad space on potholes, hydrants, and fire trucks

Well, this is dystopian: Faced with a cash shortage, some cities are opening up ad space on public services like fire hydrants, manhole covers, subway …

Cities

Bogota’s miniature public libraries will make you want to move to Colombia

Reading fans in Colombia, especially the capital city of Bogota, never need to worry about being without a book on a beautiful day. There are …

Cities

Bookshelf that hides extra furniture is small-apartment genius

Orla Reynolds' furniture emerges "as if from nowhere" -- her bookshelves hide a table and four extra chairs.

Living

Wool balls keep your laundry soft, and maaaaybe save energy

When I was taught to do laundry, I was told that a Bounce dryer sheet went into the dryer with every load of wet clothes. …