I’ve heard of the story of becalmed sailors who are dying of thirst imagining that the sea is a meadow and plunging into the ocean. I think it’s called Calenture. Is this a real thing? Does this go back a while or is it a modern romantic invention? I also noticed the Navy (RAN) gets touchy about walking on grass. Apart from being a dick move, what is the origin of this. Is it related to Calenture?
Your thoughts would be much appreciated.