What Causes Spontaneous Combustion?

Most of us experience combustion, a chemical process where a fuel combines with oxygen to produce heat and light, in the form of a fire where both the fuel and ignition source are well known. » 12/19/13 5:15am 12/19/13 5:15am

These Mysterious Rocks Caught Fire Inside a Woman's Pocket Causing…

This is weird: these rocks combusted spontaneously inside a woman's pocket, seriously scorching her right leg and hands with third degree burns. They were collected in a beach and look fairly normal. Nobody knows yet why they started to burn with such strong flames. » 5/17/12 10:48am 5/17/12 10:48am

A Few Idle Musings On Spontaneous Combustion

You know how people are blowing up for absolutely no reason, like, all the time? So messy! Here's your basic primer—from kundalini to Cartography of Combustion—on all the possible causes of people going boom. [Motherboard] » 2/10/11 3:20pm 2/10/11 3:20pm

Giant Snow Globes Recalled, Might Burn Down Your House

Your favorite pyromaniac might have to surrender his giant Hallmark snowman snow globe: The US Consumer Product Safety Commission just discovered that a bit of sunlight passes through them and it's "Goodbye drapes, hello firestorm!" » 12/26/08 7:30pm 12/26/08 7:30pm