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The Downside of Spontaneous Human Combustion

Worrying that I’ll catch fire without warning isn’t something that concerns me nowadays. But when I first heard about spontaneous human combustion (SHC) as a kid, it frightened me. Read the Wikipedia entry regarding SHC, however, and you discover the existence of such a thing is highly disputed. If the phenomena does exist, there is a downside: you burn.