Casting a fire ant colony with molten aluminum
Not saying that killing ants just because it’s cool. But hey.
I’ve seen this post and the original video before.
That ant colony belongs to an invasive species of fire ant (called Red Imported Fire Ants or RIFAs) which cause more harm to the local environment than good. Researchers are experimenting with extremely high temperatures as a means to dispose of invasive insect species and, just so you know, molten aluminum is VERY HOT.
Not saying this is the best way to do it, but these folks are doing a service for the local environment and they got a beautiful piece of art for their efforts.
It’s also good for Science because we get to see what the inside of a fire ant nest look like. That’s really cool.
Thats pretty metal.
Naw man, fuck those ants. They are evil and their bites hurt and they are RELENTLESS and kill native ants too. The researchers also look at how these fucking ants connect their bodies together to make an ant raft to survive floods which is goddamn terrifying.
If you live in those red areas, you totally know that running through sprinklers in summer is never gonna happen. One false step and the little fuckers are all over your legs biting the shit out of you.
I don’t like fire ants. They are admirable little engineers, but I HATE THEM. they suuuuuuuck. I had them in my apartment a few times because the foundation in this place has gone to crap and they got in. I wasn’t even safe in my own apartment from being bit by these little bastards.
They totally deserve molten aluminum death. About the only thing they are good for is eating small dead things.
Lady Eboshi was awesome. You know why? Because she looked at a town full of abused and exploited women and said “Fuck this shit”
And they said “Look lady these girls are just trying to earn a living”
But Lady Eboshi didn’t take that shit. She said “Well I’ll buy them and if they want they can come with me.”
"Lady you are hysterical you can’t afford…"
"Fuck you. I’m paying for all of it. And you know how? These ladies are going to work for me. I’m going to pay them to make iron for weapons and you are going to buy those weapons."
"Your town is so big and succesful the Emperor wants it. You better sell out now because all of those natural resources are protected by the Gods so you might as well…"
"Fuck the Gods. Fuck the Emperor. Fuck your shit. It’s my hot town I’ll do what I want."
She also took in men who’d been crippled and were cast out to be beggars and gave them work they could do and plenty of respect and care. Lady was feminist as fuck.
I will cut you!
Although I have to point out that there was a piece of speculative science fiction called The Blazing World published by one Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1666, slightly predating Mary Shelley.
This is the thing. Women have been doing awesome shit since there was awesome shit to do, we’ve BEEN THERE, if anyone bothered to look.
Oh, they looked. And then maliciously and willfully erased us from the books to keep anyone else from “getting ideas.”
Hell, the first named author in history? Enheduanna, a Sumerian high priestess, poet and lyricist. She’s known as the Shakespeare of Sumerian literature.
"Draw Amazon making it clap."