I frequently wonder how the early settlers of Houston survived without electricity and air conditioning. Seriously, Houston is an absurd city. Literally everything is air conditioned. Life in Houston is about scurrying from your air conditioned car to the air conditioned buildings. The annoying thing is in most places they set the temperature so low that you have to wear at least long sleeves. But if it’s a long walk from the parking lot to the office you sweat like mad in said long sleeves. Only to promptly freeze when you enter the building. And it’s apparently like this 9 months of the year.
AC is everywhere because it’s so necessary. So I have no idea how/why Houston was ever settled. How did they survive? Were they nocturnal? It’s still crazy hot at night so that’s not much help. I dunno, I just wonder.