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Spontaneous combustion

Spontaneous combustion

A circumstance where a substance or organism takes fire and burns without an exogenous source. Spontaneous human combustion differs from preternatural human combustibility in that in the latter, some spark or trivial flame sets the fire and the body tissues, which have a greatly enhanced inflammability, continue to undergo incineration without any external heat source or combustible materials. (bergman na. Spontaneous human combustion: its role in literature and science. Pharos 1988;fall;51(4):18-21) combustion is a self sustained burn out of an animal due to lack of oxygen in great heat.


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[News] Frank Baker survives ''spontaneous combustion''

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/01/frank-baker-spontaneous-combustion_n_4024833.html Frank Baker faced death while earning two Purple Hearts in Vietnam, but ...

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Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:40 am
 
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Help! I'm freaking out so badly please answer this!

Huffington Post - Frank Baker speaks of Spontaneous Combustion Experience http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/01/frank-baker-spontaneous-combustion_n_4024833.html

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Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:27 am
 
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Re: Help! I'm freaking out so badly please answer this!

... visit your doctor and tell him what you get. yes, news stories on spontaneous human combustion there was a man that went on tv and the news named frank baker who says he survived ...

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Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:26 am
 
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Reasons why spontaneous human combustion is impossible?

... My best guess for something that could be mistaken as a spontaneous human combustion would be a discharge of static electricity on some highly flammable material that ...

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Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:30 am
 
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... the effect of water is lessened because only the skin is an issue for combustion is an interesting hypothesis. I'm not ready to expect spontaneous human combustion until I have seen reliable documentation, but the emerging argument ...

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by jonmoulton
Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:27 pm
 
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