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Old 06-01-2012, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Additional testing by a California state laboratory has failed to unravel the mystery of the “burning rocks” that scorched a Southern California woman early this month after erupting into flames in her pocket.

Results of the tests by the state lab, released Thursday, confirmed initial testing by the Orange County Public Health Department that found elevated levels of phosphate on the rocks, but provided no explanation of its presence.

U.S. News - Additional tests shed no light on mystery of 'burning rocks'
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:16 AM
 
Location: Somewhere.
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That is so weird!
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Well, maybe just the right climate, dryness and a chemical reaction from the phosphate with something else-Just the exact right conditions caused combustion. One of those rare things. It reminds me of a house fire I head about last year that was caused by a glass sculpture by a window. It was just the right angle to create a magnifying glass effect.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Newport News Virginia
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Where are the mythbusters when you need em?
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:12 PM
 
Location: playing in the colorful Colorado dirt
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Well, maybe just the right climate, dryness and a chemical reaction from the phosphate with something else-Just the exact right conditions caused combustion. One of those rare things. It reminds me of a house fire I head about last year that was caused by a glass sculpture by a window. It was just the right angle to create a magnifying glass effect.
That sounds like the most likely cause.

Makes ya wonder what kind of fabric softener she uses.
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