I grew up in an old house without an air conditioner—in Tennessee. During the summer, it would get so hot and humid that the doors would swell, and you couldn't close them. So when it was finally time for me to buy my very own AC unit, it felt like a luxury. And I treated it as such.
According to the folks at the American Chemical Society's Reactions channel: Yes. In a pool, though? That's a different story.
At first blush, brining a turkey doesn't make much sense. The process of osmosis – whereby water moves to regions of higher solute (i.e. salt) concentration – might lead you to believe that soaking the bird in salty solution would pull moisture out of the meat. So why doesn't it?
Many people believe the seeds of life on Earth came from someplace else — but there's always been a huge stumbling block for this theory. Any amino acids carried on a meteor would have needed to survive the intense journey through the Earth's atmosphere, in order to be the origin of life on our planet.