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(CBS Houston)   Sheriff: "People spontaneously combust all the time. It's just not widely reported"   (houston.cbslocal.com) divider line 14
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2013-02-20 02:54:07 AM  
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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 02:16:09 AM  
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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 09:38:25 AM  
1 votes:
The comments in TFA are priceless.
2013-02-20 08:38:56 AM  
1 votes:
Can you give an example of a parallel liar?

Congress.
2013-02-20 06:25:12 AM  
1 votes:
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 06:03:49 AM  
1 votes:
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 05:05:07 AM  
1 votes:

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 05:01:30 AM  
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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 04:56:31 AM  
1 votes:
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Too soon?
2013-02-20 04:55:43 AM  
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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 04:52:04 AM  
1 votes:

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 04:47:57 AM  
1 votes:
Wasn't there just a cancer-kid in a hospital who randomly burst into flames?
2013-02-20 04:46:53 AM  
1 votes:
Sometimes people just explode.  Natural causes.
2013-02-20 02:09:08 AM  
1 votes:
Wut?

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