1960: slut is a hateful insult for women who like to wear short skirts and deny christ
1860: slut mostly just means messy, but it's sometimes used as a euphemism for an animal in heat
1760: slut means 'unkempt woman' but there isn't really any cruel or sexual intention behind it
1660: slut is like a feminine version of 'scamp'. mothers call their daughters 'adorable little sluts' like it's totally cool and normal. people from the future look back and are absolutely horrified 🤢
Lake Baikal is the world's oldest, deepest, and weirdest lake. It's DEEP. It's huge too, it stretches for nearly 400 miles (636 km).
Baikal is, by volume, roughly the same size as all of the Great Lakes combined.
I'm not Muslim, but I'm told that Eid al-Adha is a time to remember those less fortunate than yourself, and help them if you can. May your sacrifices be rewarded!
And before anyone gives the obligatory "but that uses energy!" comment, you know you don't have to turn your home into a fridge, right? We don't need to be like America where people bring coats to work because their offices are too cold. It's ok to just set it to something sensible like 25°C.
Also, if you’re in a country like France where it’s normal for windows to have shutters, consider leaving them closed for any windows which get direct sunlight during the daytime. It’ll help stop your home getting too hot.
These vents release methane and other gasses, which in frigid Siberian winters, the bubbles of methane will get trapped in the freezing ice around them, producing these beautiful, beautiful photos of what looks like thousands of spheres suspended in the ice.
Here's a gif of a guy breaking into one with a knife and catching it on fire with a match as all the methane burns up.
They've had a looong time to adapt to these conditions, too. The Great Lakes, which themselves are home to many species of animals which call them home, are only 20,000 years old.
Baikal is at least 25 million years old, by comparison. In its deepest depths it's got some actual hydrothermal vents because of the tectonic activity, and it is the only freshwater lake in the world to have these. Living in these vents are a variety of endemic species which live entirely without need for the light of the sun. Like the freaky depths of the ocean, but like, in a single lake. Weird looking sponges, mats of bacteria, and even some funky freshwater amphipods which are all endemic to Baikal all rely on these vents.
Also, fun fact, the word green probably derives from the (reconstructed) proto-indo-european language root "ghre–".
That same word eventually evolved into the word grow.
The colour green is named after things that grow! 🌱
I like plants more than people 🌱 Probably not an actual supervillain. Probably.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.