1. Summer all year long!

    Win a bike, win a hike! Win some knickers, a pair of kickers! Win a pod, clothe your bod! Win a bag, win some swag! Summer says: Give to Grist and all your wildest dreams will come true.

  2. When a manatee loves a woman

    If manatees were really this horny, would they be an endangered species? Discuss.

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  3. Living Wilbur

    Charlotte’s Web star Dakota has become pigs’ biggest Fann. Terrific! Humble! Radiant! But will she still kill spiders?

    Photo: Lester Cohen / WireImage.com

  4. Cool and nuke

    Backed by big names, big brains, and big bucks, the Global Cool campaign is planning five simultaneous Live-Aid-esque concerts around the world next summer. And if that doesn’t cool the planet, they plan to start a nuclear war.

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  5. Hummer don’t play dat

    It’s constructed out of 100 percent post-consumer materials, powered by a fuel cell, and topped with algae-filled panels that transform CO2 into oxygen. The Hummer O2: sure to hit a road near you … never. Why revamp the Hummer when there’s enough oil around to do this?

    Photo: LA Auto Show

  6. We’ve checked this Grist List twice

    ‘Twas the night before Gristmahanukwanzakah, when all through the house / Not a keyboard was stirring, not even a mouse. / The Grist Listers were drinking all snug in their beds, / While visions of well-endowed herdsmen danced in their heads. / … Happy holidays to all, and ’til the next Grist List, a fortnight!

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