I came across these extra links if people need extra information :
There are a couple of peer reviewed articles discussing the causes, just Google this : what is the cause of spontaneous human combustion
are 3 to choose from at the top of the page normally.
Anf for those that cannot be bothered :
Spontaneous human combustion (SHC) describes reported cases of the burning of a living (or very recently deceased) human body without an apparent
external source of ignition.
As of 1995, there have been about 200 cited cases worldwide over a period of around 300 years.
There are many hypotheses that attempt to explain human spontaneous combustion. These include several natural explanations as well as supernatural and
Natural explanations include those:
Intestinal conversion of food into methane by methanogens which when released through the pores of the skin can catch fire when triggered by various
sources (E.g.: Silk cloth generating static electricity).
Based on unknown or otherwise unobserved phenomena (e.g., that the production of abnormally concentrated gas or raised levels of blood alcohol might
cause spontaneous ignition)
Relating to health and lifestyle factors (e.g. smoking, not consuming adequate levels of water, etc.) That involve an external source of ignition
(e.g., the victim was drunk and dropped a cigarette)
Objections to natural explanations typically refer to the degree of burning of the body with respect to its surroundings. Indeed, one of the common
markers of a case of SHC is that the body – or part of it – suffered an extraordinarily large degree of burning while the surroundings or the
lower limbs remained comparatively undamaged.
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There you go folks, all it takes is a little time to look instead of coming out with unsavoury comments as one poster did!
Now its up to you boys and girls to debunk as usual!!
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