criss crossing the world

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Summary: Jongin has been away on tour and cannot contact you very often because of time zones and keeping you a secret
Type: Angst
Length: 1431 Words
Members: Kai x Reader

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Originally posted by kaibility

Skin rubs against the cool surface of the glass, clouds pressing kisses on the other side as the aircraft he resides in cuts through the sky, criss-crossing across a piece of the world he will never be able to touch with his two hands. But he was satisfied with being this close and marks his handprint on the window as he watches the billows of silver lining rise up and up.

Promotional activities has finally come to a stop and the EXO members are returning home - which could signify a breath of air from the schedules that have no empty space for such ‘wasted’ time, or back to the entertainment-building and dorms where they would prepare for next year’s comeback. Either way, he was relieved to be reunited with these twisted ideas of ‘home’ - the dorms, your apartment home, the rehearsal rooms. At least, these places were familiar and were the safekeepers of memories faded away.

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theatlantic.com
Natural History Museums Are Teeming With Undiscovered Species
Tracking them down is a globe-trotting adventure that rivals any jungle expedition.
By Ed Yong

“These mix-ups are common because biologists in the field often lack the time or expertise to go over everything they grab. They collect first and ask questions later. Vast hoards of specimens end up in natural history museums, overwhelming the dwindling population of taxonomists who could potentially classify them. According to one study, the average specimen languishes for 21 years before it’s formally described; one poor neglected pit viper waited for 206 years.

This means that many “new” species are already sitting in jars and shelves, gathering dust while they await “discovery.” Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace, Alexander von Humboldt and other legendary naturalists of yesteryear catalogued life’s grand diversity by hopping across continents and islands, but their modern counterparts can make similar discoveries by criss-crossing the world’s museums—for there be dragons. “It’s almost quaint that that’s how it’s still done,” says Helgen.”