5 ft. 2 and full of it.

napsychan:

The truly inspiring story of the Chinese rubbish collector who saved and raised THIRTY babies abandoned at the roadside

A woman has been hailed a hero after details of her astonishing work with abandoned children has emerged.

Lou Xiaoying, now 88 and suffering from kidney failure, found and raised more than 30 abandoned Chinese babies from the streets of Jinhua, in the eastern Zhejiang province where she managed to make a living by recycling rubbish.

She and her late husband Li Zin, who died 17 years ago, kept four of the children and passed the others onto friends and family to start new lives.

Her youngest son Zhang Qilin - now aged just seven - was found in a dustbin by Lou when she was 82.

‘Even though I was already getting old I could not simply ignore the baby and leave him to die in the trash. He looked so sweet and so needy. I had to take him home with me,’ she said.

Full story

Why doesn’t this have more notes?
This woman is nothing short of an angel.

She has so little and gives so much, and organizations such as the government and school systems won’t do anything for this cause.
I am at loss of words at this lady’s sacrifice.

edwardspoonhands:

justthenewkid:

nuggetxnicole:

Kids React To: The sudden realization of their own mortality

even the baby’s a little shook up by the end

This small human has internalized the inexorable march of time far better than I have.

loveyourquotes:

http://www.loveyourquotes.tumblr.com/
latenightloves:

Andrew Marr on using humour in politics: ”Is there a danger that you are actually trivialising politics as a result”
Jon: ”You know it’s interesting. Politics does such a good job of trivialising itself”
Source (Jon & Maziar interview starts at 25:36)

latenightloves:

Andrew Marr on using humour in politics: ”Is there a danger that you are actually trivialising politics as a result”

Jon: ”You know it’s interesting. Politics does such a good job of trivialising itself”

Source (Jon & Maziar interview starts at 25:36)

sixpenceee:

Famous Failures

I stumbled upon this video a long time ago and it honestly made me feel a lot better.

"If you’ve never failed, you’ve never lived."

I could not fit everyone mentioned in the video in this post so be sure to give the video a look.

WATCH IT HERE

The word “Palestine” means “brave soldier” in the ancient Canaan language. 2,000 years ago they fought the invading Hebrews, Roman Empire, the Crusade, and now the modern Zionists. They say it wasn’t just the past 5 years but over 4,000 years that they’ve been fighting. 

Red Army/PFLP: Declaration of World War (1971), Masao Adachi/Koji Wakamatsu

We must also realize that nothing happens without a purpose. Nothing. Not even broken hearts. Not even pain. That broken heart and that pain are lessons and signs for us. They are warnings that something is wrong. They are warnings that we need to make a change. Just like the pain of being burned is what warns us to remove our hand from the fire, emotional pain warns us that we need to make an internal change. We need to detach. Pain is a form of forced detachment. Like the loved one who hurts you again and again and again, the more dunya hurts us, the more we inevitably detach from it. The more we inevitably stop loving it.
Yasmin Mogahed (via islamicrays)

therearebluerskies:

This, this is about my own some-day daughter. When you approach me, already stung-stained with insecurity, begging, “Mom, will I be pretty? Will I be pretty?” I will wipe that question from your mouth like cheap lipstick and answer, “No! The word pretty is unworthy of everything you will be, and no child of mine will be contained in five letters.

“You will be pretty intelligent, pretty creative, pretty amazing. But you, will never be merely ‘pretty’.”

-Katie Makkai

Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.
Andrew Boyd, Daily Afflictions: The Agony of Being Connected to Everything in the Universe (via inahingmanok)

Vitamin Chart Infographic
fattributes:

Hard Cider-Battered Fish and Chips with Lemon Tartar Sauce
sagansense:

astronomy-to-zoology:

what is this monster?

Its a Bobbit Worm (Eunice aphroditois), a type of polychaete worm
Read more about the discovery of a 10-foot-long Bobbit Worm via Wired, watch the Bobbit Worm in action, and good luck sleeping…

This is Eunice aphroditois, also known as the bobbit worm, a mix between the Mongolian death worm, the Graboids from Tremors, the Bugs from Starship Troopers, and a rainbow — but it’s a really dangerous rainbow, like in Mario Kart. And it hunts in pretty much the most nightmarish way imaginable, digging itself into the sea floor, exposing a few inches of its body — which can grow to 10 feet long — and waiting.

Using five antennae, the bobbit worm senses passing prey, snapping down on them with supremely muscled mouth parts, called a pharynx. It does this with such speed and strength that it can split a fish in two. And that, quite frankly, would be a merciful exit. If you survive initially, you get to find out what it’s like to be yanked into the worm’s burrow and into untold nightmares.
A Daily Mail story suggested that the bobbit worm can permanently paralyze human appendages with its bristles, though Carrera-Parra and Salazar-Vallejo question this. They say a different family of worms, the fireworms, have harpoon-shaped chaetae — bristles of sorts — that release a toxin that can cause severe skin irritation, but bobbit worms “do not have abundant chaetae and their chaetae are not used for defensive purposes, but for improving traction for crawling over the sediment or inside their galleries or tubes.”

sagansense:

astronomy-to-zoology:

what is this monster?

Its a Bobbit Worm (Eunice aphroditois), a type of polychaete worm

Read more about the discovery of a 10-foot-long Bobbit Worm via Wired, watch the Bobbit Worm in action, and good luck sleeping…

This is Eunice aphroditois, also known as the bobbit worm, a mix between the Mongolian death worm, the Graboids from Tremors, the Bugs from Starship Troopers, and a rainbow — but it’s a really dangerous rainbow, like in Mario Kart. And it hunts in pretty much the most nightmarish way imaginable, digging itself into the sea floor, exposing a few inches of its body — which can grow to 10 feet long — and waiting.

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Using five antennae, the bobbit worm senses passing prey, snapping down on them with supremely muscled mouth parts, called a pharynx. It does this with such speed and strength that it can split a fish in two. And that, quite frankly, would be a merciful exit. If you survive initially, you get to find out what it’s like to be yanked into the worm’s burrow and into untold nightmares.

A Daily Mail story suggested that the bobbit worm can permanently paralyze human appendages with its bristles, though Carrera-Parra and Salazar-Vallejo question this. They say a different family of worms, the fireworms, have harpoon-shaped chaetae — bristles of sorts — that release a toxin that can cause severe skin irritation, but bobbit worms “do not have abundant chaetae and their chaetae are not used for defensive purposes, but for improving traction for crawling over the sediment or inside their galleries or tubes.