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Korra Week Day 1: Alone

There’s been a lot of talk lately about how Korra has PTSD and how alone she must feel but then I remembered that no one is ever really alone. There are those watching over you even though you may not see them.

also i originally wasn’t gonna do a korra week thing but it literally just happened that i finished this today and it fit the theme so yay me

(via Asami redux by Artipelago on deviantART)
First space selfie - Buzz Aldrin during Gemini 12 in 1966

First space selfie - Buzz Aldrin during Gemini 12 in 1966

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit."

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit."

British ships lost during the Second World War

British ships lost during the Second World War

The Heihe–Tengchong Line (simplified Chinese: 黑河-腾沖线; traditional Chinese: 黑河-騰衝線; pinyin: Hēihé-Téngchōng xiàn), also called the Aihui-Tengchong Line, is an imaginary line that divides the area of China into two roughly equal parts. It stretches from the city of Heihe to Tengchong County, diagonally across China.

Chinese population geographer Hu Huanyong imagined the line in 1935 and called it a “geo-demographic demarcation line”.

This imaginary line divides the territory of China as follows (going by 1935 statistics):

West of the line: 57% of the area, but only 4% of the population (1935)
East of the line: 43% of the area, but 96% of the population (1935)
According to 2002 statistics they are as follows:

West of the line: 57% of the area, but only 6% of the population (2002)
East of the line: 43% of the area, but 94% of the population (2002)
Although more than 70 years have passed since 1935, the modern statistics remain very close to the original numbers. The territory has not changed but the population has slightly shifted from east to west.

The slight change in population is attributed to Han Chinese migration to urban areas in autonomous regions of Tibet and Xinjiang. However, the west side of the Heihe–Tengchong Line still remains relatively rural and poor as compared to the east.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heihe%E2%80%93Tengchong_Line

The Heihe–Tengchong Line (simplified Chinese: 黑河-腾沖线; traditional Chinese: 黑河-騰衝線; pinyin: Hēihé-Téngchōng xiàn), also called the Aihui-Tengchong Line, is an imaginary line that divides the area of China into two roughly equal parts. It stretches from the city of Heihe to Tengchong County, diagonally across China.

Chinese population geographer Hu Huanyong imagined the line in 1935 and called it a “geo-demographic demarcation line”.

This imaginary line divides the territory of China as follows (going by 1935 statistics):

West of the line: 57% of the area, but only 4% of the population (1935)
East of the line: 43% of the area, but 96% of the population (1935)
According to 2002 statistics they are as follows:

West of the line: 57% of the area, but only 6% of the population (2002)
East of the line: 43% of the area, but 94% of the population (2002)
Although more than 70 years have passed since 1935, the modern statistics remain very close to the original numbers. The territory has not changed but the population has slightly shifted from east to west.

The slight change in population is attributed to Han Chinese migration to urban areas in autonomous regions of Tibet and Xinjiang. However, the west side of the Heihe–Tengchong Line still remains relatively rural and poor as compared to the east.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heihe%E2%80%93Tengchong_Line

The heaps of whale bones on the beach is estimated to contain the remains of 550 beluga whales. These bones and the nearby boats are designated as cultural remains and as such are protected and may not be touched or removed. (via Piles of Beluga Whale Bones at Abandoned Whaling Station in Svalbard | Amusing Planet)

The heaps of whale bones on the beach is estimated to contain the remains of 550 beluga whales. These bones and the nearby boats are designated as cultural remains and as such are protected and may not be touched or removed. (via Piles of Beluga Whale Bones at Abandoned Whaling Station in Svalbard | Amusing Planet)

(via High Speed Photos of Bullets Through Water Drops | Amusing Planet)
1600 paper-mache pandas. One for each wild giant panda left on the planet.

1600 paper-mache pandas. One for each wild giant panda left on the planet.

MY GRANDPA WANTED TO BE AN ARTIST

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BUT HE HAD 7 KIDS AND A WIFE TO FEED SO HE ENDED UP OWNING A GROCERY STORE AFTER SERVING IN WW2

TODAY MY DAD WAS CLEANING THE HOUSE AND FOUND SOME PENCIL DRAWINGS THAT MY GRANDPA DID AND ASKED IF I WANTED TO HAVE THEM AND I

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CAN WE JUST LOOK AT THIS

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MY BAD WEBCAM PICTURES DON’T EVEN DO THEM JUSTICE LIKE LOOK AT THESE

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MY GRANDPA NEVER BECAME A FAMOUS ARTIST

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BUT I WANT TO MAKE HIM KNOWN