Into the Black

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RedEye9 wrote on Oct 14, 2021, 17:41:
TLDR
Humans do not spontaneously combust.
I can name a few who I wish would, does that count?
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Into the Black
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Don’t let facts get in the way

Debunking the Spontaneous Human Combustion Myth: Experiments in the Combustibility of the Human Body

https://www.history.com/news/is-spontaneous-human-combustion-real

TLDR
Humans do not spontaneously combust.
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Oct 14, 2021, 17:28
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That's a nice size, pristine meteorite. I suspect she will be able to sell it for more than the cost of the roof repairs.
- It doesn't matter that you don't believe in climate change. What matters is that your insurance company does.
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Oct 14, 2021, 17:09
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Blue wrote on Oct 14, 2021, 10:06:
Hattori Hanzō wrote on Oct 14, 2021, 09:56:
if you want to get into the super weird and super rare but also super real - check out the cases of spontaneous combustion where peoples bodies catch on fire internally for various reasons
I don't believe there has ever been an actual case of spontaneous human combustion. I think the general scientific consensus is that these are invariably cases of failure to identify the actual external combustion source.

I mean the world would me more interesting if you occasionally saw people (or squirrels for that matter) explode for no reason, but I don't buy it.

The cases cant be concluded because no one has witnessed the ignition - so they refuse to admit the source

but there are a number of cases of people burning to death (at various temperatures) while things around them remain unburned - typically fueled by body fat alone or some mixture of bodily materials

since these events are only found after the fact, the source of ignition is always inferred or speculated
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Oct 14, 2021, 14:40
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Squirrels Flamethrower 🐿🔥 Rotfl
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Hattori Hanzō wrote on Oct 14, 2021, 09:56:
if you want to get into the super weird and super rare but also super real - check out the cases of spontaneous combustion where peoples bodies catch on fire internally for various reasons
I don't believe there has ever been an actual case of spontaneous human combustion. I think the general scientific consensus is that these are invariably cases of failure to identify the actual external combustion source.

I mean the world would me more interesting if you occasionally saw people (or squirrels for that matter) explode for no reason, but I don't buy it.
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Oct 14, 2021, 10:02
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One time at band camp I experienced spontaneous combustion and was simultaneously struck by an asteroid. Luckily I was able to put myself out with lighter fluid.
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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 14, 2021, 07:59:
This is like the third story I've read/heard about where somebody was in there house and nearly got hit, or was hit and bruised a bit, by a meteorite. That's over 40+ years so that's not too bad, but you'd think somebody somewhere would have been struck in the head and killed by a meteorite by now? Odds have to be.... astronomical, of course.

there are plenty of remote and unreported events like that where nobody knows it happened at all

if you want to get into the super weird and super rare but also super real - check out the cases of spontaneous combustion where peoples bodies catch on fire internally for various reasons
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Oct 14, 2021, 07:59
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This is like the third story I've read/heard about where somebody was in there house and nearly got hit, or was hit and bruised a bit, by a meteorite. That's over 40+ years so that's not too bad, but you'd think somebody somewhere would have been struck in the head and killed by a meteorite by now? Odds have to be.... astronomical, of course.
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Oct 14, 2021, 07:35
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Hattori Hanzō wrote on Oct 14, 2021, 00:42:
if i had a supercar at 24, i might be dead as well
Yeah, I might be able to say the same here seeing as I was stupid enough to drive my Mustang GT at 145 mph on a road I had never driven on before (my passenger had). I was 25 at the time.
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Oct 14, 2021, 04:03
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Cutter wrote on Oct 13, 2021, 21:02:
One would think it would be hot enough to ignite the cloth of the bed and pillows. Guess the insurance industry will be jumping on this. Can you afford to be without meteorite insurance?!

It might not be hot at all: Are meteorites hot or cold?
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if i had a supercar at 24, i might be dead as well
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Oct 13, 2021, 23:22
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Did y'all know that Yahtzee still does reviews? I had no idea he was still doing this schtick, but this one on Kena - Bridge of Spirits is pretty good.
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One would think it would be hot enough to ignite the cloth of the bed and pillows. Guess the insurance industry will be jumping on this. Can you afford to be without meteorite insurance?!
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