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User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 907 times:

What are everyone's opinions on Spontaneous Human Combustion? Is it real? Or do some of you guys think it's just a rediculous legend.

Personally, I don't know what to believe. It seems that there is no other explainations for some of the cases, and SHC seems to be the only answer. But then research shows that the "wick" effect is able to even destroy bones, but it would take hours and hours. Investigators are still perplexed by these seemingly impossible burnings.

So are your opinions and theories?

-FSPilot747

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User currently offline764er From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 880 times:

The many flamers here can probably answer your questions. Big grin

User currently offlineHamfist From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 614 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 877 times:

I'm not so sure I believe it...I have seen flaming flatulence before and those people never caught on fire. If that won't set somebody cracklin', I don't know if it can be done!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 874 times:

Didn't Joan Of Arc spontaneously combust?

User currently offlineRolex01 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 867 times:

Uh oh, Hamfist.... I feel it, do you...




User currently offlineMetwrench From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 750 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 861 times:

Rumor has it, that if you try to light your fart on fire in a sleeping bag, you are likely to BLOW UP!

User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 850 times:

"Rumor has it, that if you try to light your fart on fire in a sleeping bag, you are likely to BLOW UP!"

Lighting a match while entombed in a vinyl, cotton and feather-laced sleeping bag is pretty fucking stupid with or without the fart.



"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineMetwrench From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 750 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 836 times:

JetService,

So, you've tried it? Haven't you?

Come on, there is a little boy in you somewhere.


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 832 times:

Metwrench, I believe the "little boy" can be found here.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/192417/


User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 831 times:

You guys are really on a role tonight.  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 823 times:

great guys, i try to post something about SHC and you talk about farts.

great.


User currently offline764er From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 814 times:

great guys, i try to post something about SHC and you talk about farts.

great.





User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16367 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 809 times:

Joan of Arc?

No, I think it was Joan Van Ark who sc'ed.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 805 times:

Same thing.

User currently offlineMetwrench From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 750 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 804 times:

KROC,

They're everywhere, they're everywhere!!!!

They just won't admit it!!


User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 796 times:

Metwrench, hell no I've never tried it!!! That's Darwin material. But I think you may be on to something. I wonder if any of those SHC case inspectors ever considered that theory.

CRIME SCENE REPORT:
Two full hands from the wrist; two full feet from the ankles laying in a pile of ashes, mysteriously surrounded by a single 15' long charred zipper. Also noted was an aroma of burnt plastic, roasted duck and an unidentified foul odor that resembled beer-nuts.



"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineRolex01 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 790 times:





User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16367 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 783 times:

If Monica Lewinski combusted, that would be one hell of a 3-alarm blaze!




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineMetwrench From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 750 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 776 times:

Why? Is Monica flatulent??

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16367 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 774 times:

She's just got the bulk.

Besides, she seems to be a burning cauldron inside....the problem is the outside view ain't that hot.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
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