I'm going to be really honest. I know most people love the ocean. They say it's beautiful. It's such a wonder. No. The ocean is seriously terrifying. It's deep and dark and there are things in there that want to sting you and water has no right existing at night when it is pitch black and you cannot see the monsters that lurk beneath you.
The ocean is huge and mysterious, but less mysterious than it once was because of Marie Tharp, who unlike me, is not a weenie. This boss lady was a geologist who mapped the ocean floor.
She received data from her male partner who would collect it while onboard a ship. Initially she just interpreted the data to draw her maps, ya know, since it was the 50s and women weren't allowed on ships. #Rude.
She also theorized about tectonic plate activity and continental drift shaping the ocean floor, however this was initially dismissed as “girl talk”. #morerude
Male scientists came around in the end though, ya know, since she was RIGHT.
So the next time you take a swim in a seemingly bottomless and terrifying ocean, just remember there is actually a bottom. And we know that, thanks to a smartie named Marie.