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Marcus Tullius Cicero's Ladle
Cicero
"'Tempest in a Teapot' had an alliterative charm."

Origin

Cicero

Type

Ladle

Effects

Releases increasingly intense storms

Downsides

Effects

Activation

Liquid immersion

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Alegori-735K

Aisle

356-9356

Shelf

4422-2343-8324

Date of Collection

27 July 2014

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OriginEdit

This ornate bronze ladle seems to be the origin the phrases "Tempest in a Teapot" and "Tempest in a Teacup." 

This metaphor, referring to a problem blown out of proportion, originated from the works of Cicero, a roman philosopher. De Legibus, written about 52 B.C.E., includes the phrase "excitabat fluctus in simpulo," which translated is "he was stirring up billows in a ladle."

EffectsEdit

The highly energized ladle will react strongly to any liquid within the bowl of the instrument, trigging a electron reaction in the surrounding atmosphere. This causes massive storms that gain intensity the longer the ladle is touching a liquid. 

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