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Old 02-20-2013, 10:43 AM
 
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It's happened dozens of times all over the world.
Spontaneous Combustion Eyed in Oklahoma Man’s Death - ABC News
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:46 AM
 
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I am intrigued by the concept.

But I am sure there is an explanation for everything.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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I would say imho that right wingers would have more of a chance of spontaneous combustion than other folks due to the amount of hot air they seem to have internally...of course,on second thought perhaps they are actually safer frm it than others due to the amount of hot air they spew from their mouths?Hmmm
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:56 AM
 
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Do I believe in spontaneous combustion, well yes it is a well established fact.

Do I believe that humans spontaneously combust, no.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Limbo
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It is an interesting matter for sure. Honestly, it kinda creeps me out.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:58 AM
 
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Do I believe in spontaneous combustion, well yes it is a well established fact.

Do I believe that humans spontaneously combust, no.
What if you purposely set yourself on fire?
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:59 AM
 
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From wiki.
"There have been about 200 cited cases[1] worldwide over a period of around 300 years.
There are many hypotheses that attempt to explain human spontaneous combustion:
Natural explanations based on unknown or otherwise unobserved phenomena (e.g. that the production of abnormally concentrated gas or raised levels of blood alcohol might cause spontaneous ignition)
Natural explanations relating to health and lifestyle factors (e.g. smoking, not consuming adequate levels of water etc.)
Natural explanations that involve an external source of ignition (e.g. the victim was drunk and dropped a cigarette)"
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:00 AM
 
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What if you purposely set yourself on fire?
That sounds more planned, not very spontaneous.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:02 AM
 
Location: USA
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Almost everything, including the human body is flammable under the right conditions.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:03 AM
 
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What if you purposely set yourself on fire?
It's called self immolation.
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