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rorschachx:

The central Philippine province of Cebu, famous among divers around the world for its clear waters and coral reefs, declared a state of calamity on Monday as an oil slick from a ferry that sank late last week spread to about 20 percent of the coast.
A 40-year-old ferry owned by 2GO Group Inc sank about a kilometer offshore on Friday after a collision with a cargo vessel. At least 52 people were killed and 68 were still missing, officials said.
The ferry was also carrying 120,000 liters of bunker fuel, 20,000 liters of lube oil and 20,000 liters of diesel fuel when it sank. The 2GO Group said it believes only the lube oil and diesel fuel were leaking.
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rorschachx:

The central Philippine province of Cebu, famous among divers around the world for its clear waters and coral reefs, declared a state of calamity on Monday as an oil slick from a ferry that sank late last week spread to about 20 percent of the coast.

A 40-year-old ferry owned by 2GO Group Inc sank about a kilometer offshore on Friday after a collision with a cargo vessel. At least 52 people were killed and 68 were still missing, officials said.

The ferry was also carrying 120,000 liters of bunker fuel, 20,000 liters of lube oil and 20,000 liters of diesel fuel when it sank. The 2GO Group said it believes only the lube oil and diesel fuel were leaking.


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nybg:

nemozero:

according to giovanni battista della porta’s phytognomonica, plants can heal the human body parts they resemble. see the palmate root of orchid dactylorhiza? known as “dead man’s fingers.” & after orchis (son of a nymph and satyr) was dismembered, his organs became tubers; “orchis” is greek for “testes.”

The Doctrine of Signatures strikes back! Paracelsus (a.k.a. Phillipus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim) would’ve been proud to see a philosophical successor in Giambattista della Porta, whose work here maintains the somewhat common belief of the era that medicinal plants came into being in the shape of the things they were meant to benefit (i.e. the Doctrine of Signatures). Kidney-shaped leaves suggest a plant good for the kidneys, foot-shaped roots a podiatric wonder herb, etc.

This belief predates even Paracelsus, who died a few years after della Porta was born in the 16th century, but it was Paracelsus who popularized and “perfected” this superstitious botanical system. And its influence can still be felt in some corners today. Though that’s not to say you should go out and start digging up orchids, whether or not you have concerns for your virility. I hear oysters are a popular alternative. —MN