By LAW,should Spontaneous Human Combustion be mentioned in all reliable Medicalbooks?

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  1. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    What happened to the Gerbil?
    Is it OK?
     
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  3. PsychoTropicPuppy Bittersweet life? Valued Senior Member

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    Isn't this considered animal cruelty? What the fuck is wrong with these people...putting life animals into their anus ...wtf. They're ...real 'assholes'.
    The gerbil is most probably dead....since the impact was so strong that the gerbil broke the guy's nose and the nose probably destroyed the gerbil's insides and bones...

    Wonderful.
     
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  5. Pincho Paxton Banned Banned

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    When I imagine the scenario in my head, there is something wrong with the ignition process. The gerbil facing inwards, and igniting its whiskers. It just sounds back to front.
     
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  7. Walter L. Wagner Cosmic Truth Seeker Valued Senior Member

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    ditto.
     
  8. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    Sounds like a made up story to me.
     
  9. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    I think the Gerbil made it up.
     
  10. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    If firing flaming Gerbils out of your arse was possible,
    someone would have done it on You tube.

    Why use Gerbils anyway?
    Wouldn't moles be better?

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  11. Pincho Paxton Banned Banned

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    Just another day in the orifice for moles!

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  12. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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  13. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

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    This actually happened in Southpark CO. The gerbils name was Lemiwinks. He did survive the ordeal (jeezchrist).
     
  14. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    Moral of the story - try not inserting rodents up your anus...
     
  15. LeBlanc Banned Banned

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    Can the Human Body make CHEMICALS inside of it that could make spontaneously ignite?

    Example; pressure of methane buildup igniting in your intestines
    whatever's in the blood
    My friend said it can, and her friend's family knew it did because their son/family member drank alot and ate a lot of food, next morning he was found lying on the sofa, dead and burnt but nothing else burnt, house was just how the family left it, he did not smoke. since then it's gone 'unexplained' since the coroner refused to rule it as internal burning. Spark from inside the body neurons overload, ions/atoms splitting, metabolism glitch etc. my friend said there's been a lot of news headlines on this condition recently and lately it's really been scaring me your body makes chemicals right? what if it makes the wrong ones that react with everything or nuclear fission happens to start somehow?
    I'm being serious whenever I feel a sharp pain anywhere around my stomach or feel hot in bed I have a panic attack I heard stories of people walking in the street or in cars just bursting into flames? a woman in ireland was found dead her cats dead she had high levels of mercury and monoxide in her blood she was all burnt but nothing else aside from her leg all that was there was a vodka bottle that's it...this was in the irish times if I recall..please help im so scared
     
  16. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    The problem is that methane cannot burn without oxygen, and there isn't any in your intestines.
     
  17. chimpkin C'mon, get happy! Registered Senior Member

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    Isn't this, like, the third thread you've posted on this?

    http://www.boston.com/globe/search/stories/health/how_and_why/011298.htm

    At least half our bodyweight is water. Extremely unlikely for the human body to catch fire. Well, unless the water's cooked off first.

    Here's a discussion of spontaneous human combustion:
    http://skepdic.com/shc.html
    To sum it up, the most plausible scenario is the wick effect. If an external flame ignites the person's fat, and said person's fat is kept contained around their body, say, by being wrapped in a blanket, then they would burn like a wick on an oil lamp:
    So that still requires an external flame, like a cigarette dropped on what the person was sitting on, and doubtless inebriation does not hurt.

    If it does happen...and there is no proof that it does, then it is way, way rarer than dying by auto accident. Are you this terrified to be in or around automobiles?
    You are freaking yourself out over something that almost certainly will never happen to you or anyone you know.
    Are you doing this because some real threat is bothering you and you are displacing more realistic anxiety onto this? or do you just habitually churn stuff over in your mind like this all the time?
    If it's the latter I suggest you need to go fix that with professional help.
     
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  18. chimpkin C'mon, get happy! Registered Senior Member

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    Mercury and monoxide that probably came from the ciggies she smoked.
    The vodka she probably got wasted on...if it was 100 proof it was ignitable.
    The cats died of oxy starvation, it was a sealed room most likely.

    Simple enough a dummy like me could give you a plausible explanation.
     
  19. LeBlanc Banned Banned

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    Okay thanks but what about the body that makes chemicals or the skin. The body makes chemicals right? what if they rearranged in some way.. or they created the wrong stuff.

    also what about ions turning into their elemental form? what if the enzymes mistake say, phosphoros or sodium ions and strips their electrons off and turns them into the deadly form? answer this please anyone...
    and it still doesn't explain this old woman named Olga in a car..it happened in the 60's. she was in her 70s. moments after her friend/carer left the car she was seen up in flames. nothing combustible was found in the car, nothing else much burnt aside from her. she died 8 days later and a similar case where a woman was driving and her hands errupted into yellow flames (she nearly crashed) and a man caught fire in bed. Please explain those...

    Also there have been cases of mysterious skin blisters or their skin smoking (literally) from what I read, example; a man's arms smoked, twice, each time he got into the shower he was okay, and a girl/woman in a school hallway felt a pain in her back then while she was talking she errupted into flames, noone could put them out.
     
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  20. Aqueous Id flat Earth skeptic Valued Senior Member

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    If a human body had some chemical factory within that is capable of causing spontaneous ignition then we as a species would have gone extinct long ago.

    And if it was something that just recently started happening, people would be "flaming on" day and night all over the world, setting fires that would bring the apocalypse.

    Since none of that has happened, you can go to bed without the fire extinguisher. It's not going to happen to you. you're going to be fine. if you lose even one night's sleep over this, I suggest you consult a psychologist immediately.

    Flame on--I mean--flame off.
     
  21. LeBlanc Banned Banned

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    Still no explaination of those cases...and evolution can make mistakes, I'm a firm believer the body does have something that can make it ignite
     
  22. LeBlanc Banned Banned

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    um... no answer?
     
  23. Rhaedas Valued Senior Member

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    None that you want to hear it seems, given this and past posts on the same topic.
     

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