Let’s do something spontaneous, Baby!
Hey Blog Guy, how come you’re sitting in that huge tub of ice cubes up to your neck?
That’s my new “home.” I eat, sleep and blog here, under constant monitoring.
Sure. A coroner in Ireland has officially ruled that a man who burned to death in his home died as a result of spontaneous combustion. The coroner said it’s the first time in 25 years of investigating deaths that he has recorded such a verdict.
So you’re saying a human can actually just burst into flames?
So this is a new hazard that’s going around?
It’s not new. Charles Dickens killed off a character in “Bleak House” by Spontaneous Human Combustion. According to Wikipedia there have been 200 cited cases worldwide over the past 300 years.
What IS new is that I never knew about it before, but now that I do I’m not taking any chances. I could easily have been one of those victims, what with idly sipping from cans of charcoal starter now and then and enjoying flammable cocktails…
I mean, one minute you’re sitting in the drive-through line at a Roy Rogers, the next minute, KABOOM!
It really makes you think, Blog Guy.
Indeed it does. Hey! Guys! More ice cubes over here! What am I paying you for, anyway?
Top: Chen Kecai (L) and Jin Songhao are seen in glass containers during a cold endurance competition on the Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, Hubei province January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer
Right: Krook, in “Bleak House” publicity photo
Left: Magician Ray Wold lights a hat on fire on Magic Johnson’s head during a commercial break in the taping of Johnson’s new television show, The Magic Hour, in a 1998 file photo. REUTERS/Sringer