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    Spontaneous Human Combustion The world is full of the unexplained and mysterious, but is spontaneous human combustion truly spontaneous caused by the paranormal, or just simply human combustion? Most people think of spontaneous human combustion, or SHC, as "...the reduction of an otherwise normal, healthy human body to a pile of fine black ash, the consistency of which is finer than that of a cremated corpse" (Spontaneous). This is simply not true. First of all, it is not complete consumption

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    Spontaneous Human Combustion Paranormal proponents and popular articles are quick to attribute certain dramatic fire-death characteristics to an unknown or bizarre power source, but in all such deaths documented in forensic literature, there has been no need to resort to bizarre interpretations to account for the observed facts. Forensic scientists very rarely, if ever, mention the (alleged) phenomenon of spontaneous human combustion (SHC). After reading an article on the subject in BILD

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    For as yet scientifically unknown reasons, times occur when an unsuspecting person can just burst into flames and be incinerated. This is referred to in the scientific world as Spontaneous Human Combustion or SHC. There are many documented cases throughout history. The earliest cases go as far back as the early 16th century. Then there are the ones that are as recent as 1998 but have no better explanation of what happen then the ones in the 16th century did. There are truly only two types of cases:

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    Spontaneous Human Combustion, (also known as SHC) is the idea that the human body is able to spontaneously combust, although the specific cause is unknown. Theories include the Wick Effect, large alcohol consumption, and chemical reactions, along with accidental ignition. There are many though, who are skeptic of the possibility SHC itself. Even though there are numerous reported cases that have occurred over past centuries. According to L.A Parry, in The British Medical Journal (1938), the common

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    fantastic as normal, without any sense of surprise or amazement. In summary one could say - somewhat tritely - that Flores' version of magic realism was Dickens with weirdness: 19th century realism dotted with fantastical moments beyond spontaneous human combustion. Gradually Flores' definition was expanded, yet simultaneously narrowed to include folkloric elements. However, this is an over-simplification of the case - these elements came to be regarded as essential. With folklore being considered

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    Fear is the emotional state that someone goes into when they feel threatened or endangered. The fact that we do not know everything makes us think that everything we do not know is feared. There are many stories that include the fear of the unknown. Each poem, story, and drama include some type of fear. In “The Yellow Wallpaper”, “Hills Like White Elephants”, and “Poof” there is an extensive amount of fear for the unknown. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ernest Hemingway, and Lynn Nottage all used the

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    Oxygen

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    Oxygen was discovered in 1774 by the British chemist Joseph Priestley and, independently, by the Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele; it was shown to be an elemental gas by the French chemist Antoine Laurent Lavoisier in his classic experiments on combustion. Large amounts of oxygen are used in high-temperature welding torches, in which a mixture of oxygen and another gas produces a flame of much higher temperature than is obtained by burning gases in air. Oxygen is administered to patients whose breathing

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    Factors of Forest Fires

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    before fire was used by humans, forest fire was initially play an importantly role in maintaining the ecology of the world. The factors of forest fires can be divided into two types, which are natural forest fires and human-induced forest fires. Usually human-induced fires are detected earlier than natural forest fires, which might have burn for hours long before the arrival of firefighters. Thus, natural forest fires cause a greater harm to forest in term of area burnt than human-induced forest fires

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    In this passage, Ray Bradbury generates a mood of tension and extreme pressure that exists in stark contrast to the happy and carefree attitude that permeates the majority of the novel. During the beginning paragraph, Bradbury compares aspects of the summer night to natural disasters, characterizing the heat that overwhelms the environment as uncontrollable and sinister. In the opening sentence, wind is personified as the creator of “dust ghosts” that haunt the sidewalks, suggesting that it is the

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    The History of Engines and How They Work

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    engines (Boumphrey 11). A heat engine is “a device that continuously converts thermal energy to mechanical energy” (Physics 922). The most popular use of a heat engine in today’s world is the internal combustion engine inside of automobiles. Yet, before the internal combustion engine existed, humans had to rely on another form of engine: the steam engine. The steam engine began its journey with the Hero of Alexandria, but did not widely get used until the Romans dreamed of ruling the world. The Romans

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