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Human Combustion Understood

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The most recent case was 76-year-old Michael Faherty who died on December 22, 2010. West Galway coroner Ciaran McLoughlin recorded the cause of death as spontaneous human combustion.

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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Here, let me explain it for you...they are all fakes.

How do I know?  Logic and knowledge.

Human fat can burn readily as can any fat as a fuel.  So the trick is to ignite it and supply enough oxygen to keep it going.

Muscle (meat) requires much higher temps to carbonize (450F+).  But as any inattentive cook knows these temps can well be reached in an oven.

Do you know how high a temp and for how long human bones need be exposed to to incinerate them?  1400F for several hours.  Even then the bone is dried out and fractured/fragmented.  It should still be recognizable.  Cremated bones are ground down with the ashes into a sand like texture.

So that is how I spot bunkum.

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