Talk:Spontaneous human combustion

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Proposal for Merger <- Spontaneous human combustion controversy[edit]

For discussion, see the talk section of the article to be merged, here.I would just like to propose that HSC is a result of sodium.This is you for allowing me to participate.May all of your thoughts be positively vibrational.Special thanks to Solfegio Fibonacci.Signed:Steven Allen Bellmer.


What appears to be missing from this article, is more in depth information on the history of spontaneous human combustion. Jan Bondeson covers the history in his book "A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities", for example the Danish physician Thomas Bartholin had written about the subject hundreds of years ago. If I have time I may try and improve this side of the article. HealthyGirl (talk) 23:14, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

Putting "Cultural References" on a diet?[edit]

DragonflySixtyseven recently eliminated "all Cultural References that are primary sources", an action that I had to wonder about. Is this a new policy? Is there something else going on?  —jmcgnh(talk) (contribs) 15:11, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

Possible Hydrogen and Oxygen Implosion?[edit]

The symptoms of the burning suggest to me that somehow our body is producing both Hydrogen and Oxygen before they have spontaneously combustion? I have been researching Hydrogen for a alternative fuel supply and I was also a Aviation's Electronics Tech. in the US Navy. I ran across Stanley Meyer's method of breaking up water into Hydrogen and Oxygen. It requires high voltage but ideally no Amps. I was using Ambien for sleeping and it made my brain start arching like it was being fried by electricity and my whole body was going into electrical shocks and convulsing and I literally thought I was going to die and went to the ER for it.

My point is that if a medication can do that to you and cause a increased electrical activity in a person then why can't the body make it's own method of hydrogen and oxygen from the water in the body?

Think about it. When Hydrogen burns it is reactive to anything. It can melt rock or steel so how much more easily a body made of mostly water. And when it burns it implodes and explodes so if it started inside the body it would contain it inside the body till most the body is gone and when Hydrogen burns it actually burns cooler than gasoline. But at the same time the actual flame is hotter than gasoline? That doesn't make sense huh? In researching using HHO or Hydrogen and Oxygen as a fuel in combustion engines I found that it burns cooler in a engine than gasoline does. Stanley Meyer's use in a combustion engine found that the engines run cooler than when you use gasoline.

So in the case of Spontaneous Human Combustion I noticed that it was a extreme temperature but it was so fast that the body burned up quickly yet fabric in contact with the body did not burn? I once did a experiment with Coin cleaning acid that had hydrogen in it. Me and My friend, Randy Roundtree put a cup upside down and put the jar of acid underneath the cup then inserted a piece of zinc into the acid. We wanted to fill the cup with hydrogen and then light it. Instead it filled the whole roof of his living room with hydrogen all the way to the top of the door jams. We lit the cup and the whole ceiling flashed into a giant flame instantly and you could feel the heat but then it was all gone and not any singe or coloration to show it burned and nothing caught fire. In the body it gets so hot that the water in the body gets so hot it ignites. Combine HHO with a spark and I felt like my brain was sparking on medication so it is possible that medications and other agents created the spark?

But the burning sounds like Hydrogen and Oxygen burns. Does anyone out their think that is possible or know how it could be possible? And when HHO burns it's exhaust is also water vapors. I just thought I would through HHO into the mix. It burns so hot it will make hydrocarbons into inert gases. In fact if every jet airplane was set up to run on HHO the atmosphere would be cleaned of all the hydrocarbons in no time and our global warming would reverse. HHO cleans the air while it burns. But you will never get the government behind that. They work for the Oil and Chemical Manufacturers. They are bought and paid for already. So they will never make it so the Jets run on HHO.

Any way, I feel that these unique individuals somehow produced HHO inside their bodies and some electro chemical reaction caused it to implode inside them and they burns hot and fast without burning anything around them. — Preceding unsigned comment added by HawkNo1 (talkcontribs) 20:22, 22 October 2016 (UTC)


Who is using this abbreviation for spontaneous human combustion? Is that common that an acronym needs to be used? I suspect OR.

Kortoso (talk) 22:33, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

"Wick" used too many times in one sentence[edit]

This fat, once heated by the burning clothing, wicks into the clothing much as candle wax (which typically was originally made of animal fat) wicks into a lit candle wick to provide the fuel needed to keep the wick burning.

This sentence says "wick" entirely too many times, and is very confusing Smw23 (talk) 00:35, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Nickell being promoted too much[edit]

Including the paper is a good idea, but this sentence reads like an item from Joe Nickell's resume: "Nickell has written frequently on the subject,[1][2] appeared on television documentaries, conducted additional research, and lectured at the New York State Academy of Fire Science at Montour Falls, New York, as a guest instructor." What does it contribute to the article? I'd suggest removing it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:11, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference Nickell_Arson_1 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference Yotam_Aviram was invoked but never defined (see the help page).