I come as much as I can to Gothenburg, Sweden, because two simple reasons. First, it's one of my favorite cities in the world, along with New York and Madrid—I could spend a hundred pages talking about how nice it is. But, most importantly, it's the home to some of my favorite people in the Universe.
We've already explained how many of the famous cases of "spontaneous combustion" may actually occur but that doesn't make this case any less strange.
If proven true, the theoretical physicist John Pendry's hyperbolic statement won't just apply to physicists' breasts, as who isn't excited by the suggestion that empty space is far from empty. In fact, it might be possible to make sparks fly.