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What are your thoughts on spontaneous human combustion ?

Asked by sandystrachan (4397points) June 20th, 2009

Not really sure on this one myself , though i do find it hard to understand and workout .
I think it is more likely a fire on the outside of their body , maybe some alcohol and some cigarettes / heat source .

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eponymoushipster's avatar

i think tha…BOOM! <SPLAT!>

lillycoyote's avatar

Don’t care for it myself, but that’s just me.

Jayne's avatar

I heard tell that the most plausible cause for reported incidents is that the victim, probably while asleep, was lit afire by a cigarette or other contained source, burning the outer layer of fat on the body as if it were the wax on a candle. A flame thus produced is very hot, sufficiently hot to destroy bone. If the room is closed, the fire will smolder rather than burn, and the surroundings may escape combustion.

cak's avatar

I think I nearly reached that level with my temper the other day…at Wal-Mart. I hate that place.

mcbealer's avatar

Incubus wrote an awesome song titled Pardon Me about it…

DarkScribe's avatar

Yes, well if it actually ever happened I might have some thoughts on it.

DeanV's avatar

I like not being splattered across the room. And that’s about it.

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boffin's avatar

Hot damn!

Randy's avatar

@mcbealer I love that song!

wundayatta's avatar

Personally, I don’t recommend it!

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