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(CBS Houston)   Sheriff: "People spontaneously combust all the time. It's just not widely reported"   (houston.cbslocal.com) divider line 81
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2013-02-20 12:47:41 AM  
 
2013-02-20 12:50:42 AM  
Oh, yeah. And just like I've got an armadillo in my trousers. It's really quite frightening.
 
2013-02-20 12:55:15 AM  

borg: Spontaneous Human Combustion of Dr. John Irving Bentley (NSFW -ish)


It's amazing that after going through all that he was left with a leg to stand on...
 
2013-02-20 01:20:14 AM  
www.latimes.com
 
2013-02-20 01:25:08 AM  
Madge's General Alarm Chili claims another victim
 
2013-02-20 02:09:08 AM  
Wut?

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2013-02-20 02:16:09 AM  
Despite being 73% water, humans are highly flammable. A strong bowel movement, old, sharp bones rubbing together, or even metal fillings in the teeth can cause a spark, and that's all it takes.
 
2013-02-20 02:54:07 AM  
Authorities say the man had a history of heavy drinking and smoking.

"Spontaneous" human combustion always involves someone blacked out from alcohol/drugs and a cigarette and there is nothing spontaneous about it. As mentioned, people will in fact go up like torches (you do know you're carrying around pounds of cooking oil with you don't you?) and can then burn out quickly leaving little around them damaged.
 
2013-02-20 04:46:53 AM  
Sometimes people just explode.  Natural causes.
 
2013-02-20 04:47:57 AM  
Wasn't there just a cancer-kid in a hospital who randomly burst into flames?
 
2013-02-20 04:49:59 AM  
Oh mother don't be so sentimental people explode every day...

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2013-02-20 04:51:30 AM  

vossiewulf: Authorities say the man had a history of heavy drinking and smoking.

"Spontaneous" human combustion always involves someone blacked out from alcohol/drugs and a cigarette and there is nothing spontaneous about it. As mentioned, people will in fact go up like torches (you do know you're carrying around pounds of cooking oil with you don't you?) and can then burn out quickly leaving little around them damaged.


^ people actually believe this
 
2013-02-20 04:52:04 AM  

robohobo: Wasn't there just a cancer-kid in a hospital who randomly burst into flames?


Was he being treated with pure oxygen?
 
2013-02-20 04:55:43 AM  

Yogimus: vossiewulf: Authorities say the man had a history of heavy drinking and smoking.

"Spontaneous" human combustion always involves someone blacked out from alcohol/drugs and a cigarette and there is nothing spontaneous about it. As mentioned, people will in fact go up like torches (you do know you're carrying around pounds of cooking oil with you don't you?) and can then burn out quickly leaving little around them damaged.

^ people actually believe this


Obese people burn just like whale oil.
 
2013-02-20 04:56:31 AM  
www.warriorswithwesthusing.org
Too soon?
 
2013-02-20 04:57:27 AM  

MooseUpNorth: robohobo: Wasn't there just a cancer-kid in a hospital who randomly burst into flames?

Was he being treated with pure oxygen?


http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/02/19/girl-catches-fire-at-o re gon-hospital/
 
2013-02-20 04:59:31 AM  

LavenderWolf: Yogimus: vossiewulf: Authorities say the man had a history of heavy drinking and smoking.

"Spontaneous" human combustion always involves someone blacked out from alcohol/drugs and a cigarette and there is nothing spontaneous about it. As mentioned, people will in fact go up like torches (you do know you're carrying around pounds of cooking oil with you don't you?) and can then burn out quickly leaving little around them damaged.

^ people actually believe this

Obese people burn just like whale oil.


Put the obese old ones on top of the pile for maximum effect.
 
2013-02-20 05:00:53 AM  
   im widin' in my caw.....
 
2013-02-20 05:01:24 AM  

phrawgh: [www.warriorswithwesthusing.org image 620x672]
Too soon?


pure win, cheers for making me laff

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2013-02-20 05:01:30 AM  
Funniest thing I ever saw on an episode of COPS was some guy trying to pretend he didn't know how his girlfriend got shot in the leg. Southern cop: "Yeah, I guess she was just walkin' down the street and her leg exploded. Spontaneous human combustion, it happens like that sometimes." Difference was, THAT Southern cop was being sarcastic.
 
2013-02-20 05:05:07 AM  

robohobo: MooseUpNorth: robohobo: Wasn't there just a cancer-kid in a hospital who randomly burst into flames?

Was he being treated with pure oxygen?

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/02/19/girl-catches-fire-at-o re gon-hospital/


The photo suggests to me that this is a 'yes'. The hand sanitizer her t-shirt came in contact with appears to have contributed. Volatile fuel + extra oxygen + ignition source (static electricity would do it at this point) = fire.
 
2013-02-20 05:07:14 AM  

MooseUpNorth: robohobo: MooseUpNorth: robohobo: Wasn't there just a cancer-kid in a hospital who randomly burst into flames?

Was he being treated with pure oxygen?

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/02/19/girl-catches-fire-at-o re gon-hospital/

The photo suggests to me that this is a 'yes'. The hand sanitizer her t-shirt came in contact with appears to have contributed. Volatile fuel + extra oxygen + ignition source (static electricity would do it at this point) = fire.


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2013-02-20 05:08:32 AM  
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2013-02-20 05:14:07 AM  

Big Ramifications: phrawgh: [www.warriorswithwesthusing.org image 620x672]
Too soon?

pure win, cheers for making me laff

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2013-02-20 05:18:25 AM  

Yogimus: ^ people actually believe this


There've been multiple scientific studies that have proven Vossiewulf to be correct, and zero that have proven SHC to exist.

I used to be fascinated by the subject, but no, there's really no such thing.
 
2013-02-20 05:19:28 AM  
He's your cop, Oklahoma.
 
2013-02-20 05:22:20 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: Yogimus: ^ people actually believe this

There've been multiple scientific studies that have proven Vossiewulf to be correct, and zero that have proven SHC to exist.

I used to be fascinated by the subject, but no, there's really no such thing.


Are you stating, here on a public forum, that Mr. Leonard Nimoy, past or present, is in any way party to a lie or half truth?
 
2013-02-20 05:31:34 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: Yogimus: ^ people actually believe this

There've been multiple scientific studies that have proven Vossiewulf to be correct, and zero that have proven SHC to exist.

I used to be fascinated by the subject, but no, there's really no such thing.


^This^

/too bad, cuz it's a great plot device for fiction
 
2013-02-20 05:40:07 AM  
Pardon me while I burst


Intoooo flames
 
2013-02-20 05:40:47 AM  
Piranha Brothers unavailable for comment
 
2013-02-20 05:41:21 AM  

SomeoneDumb: /too bad, cuz it's a great plot device for fiction


"He just blew up one night."

"I'm hungry, let's get a taco."

Yeah, that could have really gone far.
 
2013-02-20 05:48:48 AM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Sometimes people just explode.  Natural causes.


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Bravo Citizen.
 
2013-02-20 05:49:17 AM  
That's some fine police work there, Lou.
 
2013-02-20 06:01:29 AM  
mostly in Vietnam I hear
 
2013-02-20 06:03:20 AM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Sometimes people just explode.  Natural causes.


And sometimes the ghost of a murdered gangster is incinerating his enemies.

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2013-02-20 06:03:38 AM  
What a flamer

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2013-02-20 06:03:49 AM  
saw an excellent televised documentary from Europe on the subject. aside from investigating a few cases of alleged self-combustion leading to deaths they also interviewed two different families where one of them ignited (others were present to witness) but they were put out. the filmmakers didn't sensationalize, they tried to balance the bizarre with interviews of scientists and such, to reach common sense conclusions. good show.
 
2013-02-20 06:10:50 AM  

phrawgh: Are you stating, here on a public forum, that Mr. Leonard Nimoy, past or present, is in any way party to a lie or half truth?


He used to pretend he was a half-alien traveling on a space ship every week on TV, so he is definitely a serial liar.
 
2013-02-20 06:12:55 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Despite being 73% water, humans are highly flammable. A strong bowel movement, old, sharp bones rubbing together, or even metal fillings in the teeth can cause a spark, and that's all it takes.


Like kindling on the surface of the sun
 
2013-02-20 06:13:51 AM  

xria: phrawgh: Are you stating, here on a public forum, that Mr. Leonard Nimoy, past or present, is in any way party to a lie or half truth?

He used to pretend he was a half-alien traveling on a space ship every week on TV, so he is definitely a serial liar.


Can you give an example of a parallel liar?
 
2013-02-20 06:19:21 AM  
Weirdnessn abounds. There were two suspisous suicides in that area in the last few months. One girl "killed herself" tied to a chair. Or at least the rumor mill is getting morbid.
 
2013-02-20 06:23:16 AM  
I saw a tv program once which investigated this.  What they found was that every case of "spontaneous human combustion" involved a fat drunk person who was smoking and who passed out.  What happens is, the cigarette catches their clothes or bedding on fire, and then the fire starts burning them, and their body fat starts burning like a candle.
 
2013-02-20 06:25:12 AM  
YOU LOOKED INTO THE TIME VORTEX ROSE! YOU HAVE ALL OF TIME AND SPACE RUNNIN' THROUGH YOUR HEAD! YOU GOTTA STOP! NOONE'S MEANT TO SEE THAT!

YER GONNA BURN, ROSE!


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2013-02-20 06:25:23 AM  

redheededstepchild: Weirdnessn abounds. There were two suspisous suicides in that area in the last few months. One girl "killed herself" tied to a chair. Or at least the rumor mill is getting morbid.


If I were to ever off myself, without just taking the fun way out of a plane and ditching the parachute, I'd make it look like murder.

Hot air balloon held in teeth while you handcuff yourself behind your back to a chair, hot air balloon rising triggers a rigged pistol to fire, then carries the whole rig thousands of feet up, and away.

Voila, suicide by gunshot to the back of the head while handcuffed to a chair. Doing it tied would just present another difficulty level...
 
2013-02-20 06:26:32 AM  

LavenderWolf: redheededstepchild: Weirdnessn abounds. There were two suspisous suicides in that area in the last few months. One girl "killed herself" tied to a chair. Or at least the rumor mill is getting morbid.

If I were to ever off myself, without just taking the fun way out of a plane and ditching the parachute, I'd make it look like murder.

Hot air balloon held in teeth while you handcuff yourself behind your back to a chair, hot air balloon rising triggers a rigged pistol to fire, then carries the whole rig thousands of feet up, and away.

Voila, suicide by gunshot to the back of the head while handcuffed to a chair. Doing it tied would just present another difficulty level...


Err, that should be helium balloon. I'm farking tired.
 
2013-02-20 06:29:50 AM  

LavenderWolf: LavenderWolf: redheededstepchild: Weirdnessn abounds. There were two suspisous suicides in that area in the last few months. One girl "killed herself" tied to a chair. Or at least the rumor mill is getting morbid.

If I were to ever off myself, without just taking the fun way out of a plane and ditching the parachute, I'd make it look like murder.

Hot air balloon held in teeth while you handcuff yourself behind your back to a chair, hot air balloon rising triggers a rigged pistol to fire, then carries the whole rig thousands of feet up, and away.

Voila, suicide by gunshot to the back of the head while handcuffed to a chair. Doing it tied would just present another difficulty level...

Err, that should be helium balloon. I'm farking tired.


And morbid.
 
2013-02-20 06:35:40 AM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Sometimes people just explode.  Natural causes.


Especially if they have that last  wafer thin mint....

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2013-02-20 06:38:26 AM  
Wanted for questioning:

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2013-02-20 06:43:25 AM  

Teriaki: LavenderWolf: LavenderWolf: redheededstepchild: Weirdnessn abounds. There were two suspisous suicides in that area in the last few months. One girl "killed herself" tied to a chair. Or at least the rumor mill is getting morbid.

If I were to ever off myself, without just taking the fun way out of a plane and ditching the parachute, I'd make it look like murder.

Hot air balloon held in teeth while you handcuff yourself behind your back to a chair, hot air balloon rising triggers a rigged pistol to fire, then carries the whole rig thousands of feet up, and away.

Voila, suicide by gunshot to the back of the head while handcuffed to a chair. Doing it tied would just present another difficulty level...

Err, that should be helium balloon. I'm farking tired.

And morbid.


And ripping off a csi plot.
 
2013-02-20 06:48:29 AM  

LavenderWolf: LavenderWolf: redheededstepchild: Weirdnessn abounds. There were two suspisous suicides in that area in the last few months. One girl "killed herself" tied to a chair. Or at least the rumor mill is getting morbid.

If I were to ever off myself, without just taking the fun way out of a plane and ditching the parachute, I'd make it look like murder.

Hot air balloon held in teeth while you handcuff yourself behind your back to a chair, hot air balloon rising triggers a rigged pistol to fire, then carries the whole rig thousands of feet up, and away.

Voila, suicide by gunshot to the back of the head while handcuffed to a chair. Doing it tied would just present another difficulty level...

Err, that should be helium balloon. I'm farking tired.


Forensic investigators check for such shenanigans but unironically cool story bro.
/I'm more of a "live to see your enemies driven before you" sort of fellow, suicide only becomes an option to me if I'd feel it's inevitable my enemies will take my life and I'd want to rob them of that pleasure
 
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