Man, strap on some sliders*, and think of the Hockey games you could have!!!
*Sliders, for those of you who don’t know, are genuine US Navy hamburgers, so called because they’re so hard, and greasy that they’ll slide even over non-skid.
Can we name it lake Bobbiepoopoo?
Of course there’s a lake. Where else would the sirens live?
Seriously, is there any reasonable chance of life in such a lake? Liquid methane is a solvent, after all, just like water - only colder.
Unknown. The problem with any of the organic solvents is that while they’ll dissolve non-polar molecules, they don’t do so well with molecules that are polar, or ionic. So, while sugar would dissolve in methane, salt won’t. Water has some rather unique qualities as a solvent that make it hard for most scientists to imagine life being based upon some other solvent.
Of course, whether the scientists believe in it, or not, if non-water based life is out there, they’ll just have to go back to the drawing board.
At the moment, I don’t know that we have a large enough sample size to say anything about whether life in such conditions is possible.