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spontaneous combustion

  • n  ignition of a substance (as oily rags) resulting from an internal oxidation process
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  • Compost can ignite. Who knew?
      The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reported that a house recently caught fire and burned down due to the spontaneous combustion of an adjacent compost pile. Bacterial fermentation causes compost piles to heat up. This is good. That's how yard waste and vegetable scraps break down into the fertilizer [...]
    June 27, 2013 - Devils Lake Journal
  • Top students arrive for W.Va.s 50th National Youth Science Camp
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Paul Miller, a professor of physics at West Virginia University, discussed human spontaneous combustion, telepathy and critical thinking during his address Wednesday evening to welcome student delegates to the National Youth S...
    June 27, 2013 - The Charleston Gazette

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