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5th Dec '16 7:57:48 AM SeanMurrayI
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->"[On the fate of one of ''Spinal Tap's'' drummers] ''You know, dozens of people spontaneously combust each year. It's just not really widely reported."''

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->"[On the fate of one of ''Spinal Tap's'' drummers] ''You ->''"You know, dozens of people spontaneously combust each year. It's just not really widely reported."''
5th Dec '16 7:57:24 AM SeanMurrayI
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In RealLife, occurrences that look like this trope are usually explained by the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wick_effect "wick effect".]] (Short version: Human fat + clothing + fire = human candle.)

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In RealLife, occurrences that look like this trope are usually explained by the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wick_effect "wick effect".]] (Short version: Human fat + clothing + fire = human candle.)
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5th Dec '16 5:55:20 AM Luc
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In RealLife, occurrences that look like this trope are usually explained by the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wick_effect "wick effect".]]

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In RealLife, occurrences that look like this trope are usually explained by the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wick_effect "wick effect".]]
]] (Short version: Human fat + clothing + fire = human candle.)
5th Dec '16 5:52:57 AM Luc
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->''"You know, dozens of people spontaneously combust each year. It's just not really widely reported."''

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->''"You ->"[On the fate of one of ''Spinal Tap's'' drummers] ''You know, dozens of people spontaneously combust each year. It's just not really widely reported."''
7th Oct '16 6:56:46 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'', it appears that referee Mills Lane is about to suffer from this, but it turns out it's just gas. Later, interviewer Stacy Cornbred starts showing signs of it, and Nick Diamond and Johnny Gomez think it's just gas... until she suddenly explodes.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'', this is an established medical condition, referred to as "SHD" by Nick, who claims it's "been known to take out entire city blocks". In said episode, it appears that referee Mills Lane is about to suffer from this, but it turns out it's just gas. Later, interviewer Stacy Cornbred starts showing signs of it, and Nick Diamond and Johnny Gomez think it's just gas... until she suddenly explodes. (Later revealed to have been [[MythologyGag the result of stress from her contract negotiations]].)
20th Sep '16 6:58:16 PM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bioshock}}]]: This is one of the core powers you obtain. Who needs fireballs when you can instantly hit the "on_fire" button on anything in your line of sight with a snap of your fingers! It's as fast as your lightning spell and just as tactically usable!

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bioshock}}]]: ''VideoGame/{{Bioshock}}'': This is one of the core powers you obtain. Who needs fireballs when you can instantly hit the "on_fire" button on anything in your line of sight with a snap of your fingers! It's as fast as your lightning spell and just as tactically usable!
20th Sep '16 6:57:59 PM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bioshock}}]]: This is one of the core powers you obtain. Who needs fireballs when you can instantly hit the "on_fire" button on any enemy with a snap of your fingers! It's as fast as your lightning spell and just as tactically usable!

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bioshock}}]]: This is one of the core powers you obtain. Who needs fireballs when you can instantly hit the "on_fire" button on any enemy anything in your line of sight with a snap of your fingers! It's as fast as your lightning spell and just as tactically usable!
20th Sep '16 6:57:25 PM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bioshock}}]]: This is one of the core powers you obtain. Who needs fireballs when you can instantly hit the "on_fire" button on any enemy with a snap of your fingers! It's as fast as your lightning spell and just as tactically usable!
20th May '16 4:31:46 PM CaptainSpam
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* In the ''Comicbook/SamAndMax'' comic book episode "Monkeys Violating the Heavenly Temple", the eponymous duo are saved from a [[AppeaseTheVolcanoGod volcano sacrifice]] when the high priest performing the ritual [[DeusExMachina suddenly goes up in flames]].
-->'''Max:''' Spontaneous human combustion! What a stroke of luck!
-->'''Sam:''' For those unfamiliar with the term, spontaneous human combustion is the unexplained phenomenon of extreme, increased body temperature.
-->'''Max:''' Adapt your wardrobe accordingly -- Preferably light cottons and knits!
17th May '16 4:44:34 AM erforce
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* In ''[[VideoGame/GuitarHero Guitar Hero II]]'', the drummer is shown exploding and leaving behind a puff of smoke after performances of "Tonight Iím Gonna Rock You Tonight" as a ShoutOut to the band that wrote the song, SpinalTap.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/GuitarHero Guitar Hero II]]'', the drummer is shown exploding and leaving behind a puff of smoke after performances of "Tonight Iím Gonna Rock You Tonight" as a ShoutOut to the band that wrote the song, SpinalTap.[[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap]].
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