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Monday, 31 January 2011
11:59:59 PM (GMT)
What is Spontaneous Human Combustion?

Spontaneous combustion occurs when an object -- in the case of spontaneous human
combustion, a person -- bursts into
flame from a chemical reaction within, apparently without being ignited by an
external heat source. 

In December 1966, the body of 92-year-old Dr. J. Irvin­g Bentley was discovered in
his Pennsylvania home by a meter
reader. Actually, only part of Dr. Bentley's leg and slippered foot were found. The
rest of his body had been burned to
ashes. A hole in the bathroom floor was the only evidence of the fire that had killed
him; the rest of the house
remained perfectly intact. 
How could a man catch fire -- with no apparent source of a spark or flame -- and then
burn so completely without
igniting anything around him? Dr. Bentley's case and several hundred others like it
have been labeled "spontaneous
human combustion" (SHC). Although he and other victims of the phenomenon burned
almost completely, their surroundings,
and even sometimes their clothes, remained virtually untouched.

‹♥ Doo ♥› says :   1 February 2011   973796  
I always found spontaneous combustion interesting. It's so strange.


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