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In April, 1996 ZetaTalk stated that Spontaneous Human Combustion was caused by internal chemistry in the body itself, burning without oxygen. On August 30, 1998, BBC reported that the human torch effect is caused by a wick effect from human body fat.

BBC News, August 30, 1998
New light on Human Torch Mystery

Scientists believe they have found the secret behind stories of people suddenly bursting into flames. BBC 1's QED - which brought together the world's top fire experts - looked at cases of spontaneous human combustion from around the world. Spontaneous human combustion hits the headlines And the programme discovered that the so-called wick-effect, in which a body is devoured by flames from its own body fat, is behind the mystery.

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