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Are you in danger of spontaneously combusting? The risk factors according to a 1799 physician

Modern scientists are still investigating what might be behind reports of alleged spontaneous human combustion, but by the end of the 18th century, reports of humans suddenly going up in flames were pervasive enough that physicians compiled supposed risk factors for the phenomenon. » 2/23/13 10:00am 2/23/13 10:00am

Irish court rules that a recent death was caused by spontaneous combustion

A man in Galway, Ireland apparently died of spontaneous combustion last year in December. At least, according to a court ruling this week. Michael Faherty's death had been a mystery because coroners and police couldn't explain how the fire that killed him only seemed to have burned the man and his immediate… » 9/23/11 12:53pm 9/23/11 12:53pm