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Man bursts into flames at Sweden train station
MSNBC ^ | 11-22-11

Posted on 11/24/2011 11:33:01 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

GOTHENBURG, Sweden — An unidentified man burst into flames while waiting outside a train station in Sweden, leaving police flummoxed, the Göteborgs-Posten reported.

Witnesses said the man was standing outside a music shop at the Gothenberg central train station around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, when he suddenly caught on fire.

"He just stood there burning outside the shop," a witness told the paper. "After a while he started screaming. There were a few people about but they just watched him. I ran up to him, tore my coat off and managed to put the fire out together with another guy."

The man, who sustained serious injuries, was taken to Gothenburg's Sahlgrenska hospital, where he was sedated.

Police have been at the hospital since the incident trying to piece together what happened.

"All we know is that it's a man. We have no knowledge of his identity, nor of his age or any motive or even the circumstances of the incident," Asa Anderson, a police officer, told the newspaper.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: combustion; human; spontaneous; sweden

1 posted on 11/24/2011 11:33:03 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Better call in the “Fringe” Team

Sounds like something right up their alley


2 posted on 11/24/2011 11:39:35 AM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Note to self: Never light up a smoke immediately after doing shots of akvavit.


3 posted on 11/24/2011 11:39:41 AM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Undershirt bomber?


4 posted on 11/24/2011 11:42:19 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; a fool in paradise
Witnesses said the man was standing outside a music shop

... which happened to have on its turntable THIS!

5 posted on 11/24/2011 11:42:26 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
spontaneous combustion?
6 posted on 11/24/2011 11:42:58 AM PST by oldbrowser (There is a shakeup coming to Washington, one way or another.)
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To: WesternCulture

Ping.


7 posted on 11/24/2011 11:43:29 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Was his name Zalachenko?


8 posted on 11/24/2011 11:44:52 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

SHC?


9 posted on 11/24/2011 11:47:28 AM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: oldbrowser

Probably named Mohammed, and didn’t quite get the formula right.


10 posted on 11/24/2011 11:48:05 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: Popman

Or the Fridge team


11 posted on 11/24/2011 11:48:37 AM PST by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: RichInOC

What is akvavit?


12 posted on 11/24/2011 11:53:35 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Were they filming a sequel to the movie, “Man On Fire”?


13 posted on 11/24/2011 11:54:59 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Huffer.


14 posted on 11/24/2011 11:55:17 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The very idea of a community organizer is to stir up a mob for some political purpose." Ann Coulter)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
"There were a few people about but they just watched him."

Timothy McQueery immediately placed a call to his father, and is going to drop by Paterno's house in the morning.

15 posted on 11/24/2011 11:56:50 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

... a very high alcohol content beverage popular in Scandinavia.


16 posted on 11/24/2011 11:59:38 AM PST by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

And no one has it on youtube yet?


17 posted on 11/24/2011 12:04:48 PM PST by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: oldbrowser; DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Also know as "St. Elmo's Fire" which may very well be the same fire from heaven accounted for many times in the Bible.

Lord, touch this man and if he doesn't know you save him now in Jesus name. Amen.

18 posted on 11/24/2011 12:18:35 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: Revolting cat!

Yesss! A young pre-Alice Cooper had to have watched that video and thought “I can do this”.

As a kid I had a “Ripleys Believe it or Not” book that had all kinds of stories about spontaneous human combustion. Kept me up nights...


19 posted on 11/24/2011 12:22:56 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Caraway flavored hootch . .

.

. . .otherwise known as Norway's Message in a Bottle

20 posted on 11/24/2011 12:41:25 PM PST by skeptoid (The road to serfdom is being paved by RINO's, and Lisa Murkowski is their mascot.)
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To: PapaNew

St Elmo’s Fire is a greenish, static electricity discharge that most often appears on ships and aircraft. I’ve witnessed it in flight on one of the old SAC Looking Glass planes. It is not fire nor flames.


21 posted on 11/24/2011 1:18:12 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

A rough translation would be “Live Water” or “Life Water” or “Water of Life.” Go figure!


22 posted on 11/24/2011 1:24:53 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: PapaNew
"Also know as "St. Elmo's Fire" which may very well be the same fire from heaven accounted for many times in the Bible."

SO wrong, my friend. St. Elmo's Fire is a static electricity phenomenon. I've experienced it more than once as a pilot. It's a beautiful thing to behold. A metal aircraft flying through highly charged air (think near a thunderstorm, for example) at high speed and high altitiude.....major static buildup on the skin of the aircraft....next thing you know, you see 'fingers' of 'lightning' dancing all about your windscreen, wing leading edges, etc. Very impressive, but NOT what you're talking about.

23 posted on 11/24/2011 2:40:12 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: RightOnline

You see it also on prop driven aircraft.

Usually 8,000 or above.

Thunder or cold dry snow storms.

Props make rings and of course the little greenish blue dancing across the windshield.


24 posted on 11/24/2011 2:48:27 PM PST by old curmudgeon
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Flame on, Johnny!


25 posted on 11/24/2011 2:50:52 PM PST by Ted Grant
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To: ArmyTeach

It’s Danish vodka, flavored with anise or some other additive that gives it a licorice tinge. I used to love drinking the stuff straight, ice cold with a beer chaser. When I was still a drinking man.


26 posted on 11/24/2011 2:53:06 PM PST by Argus
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

There’s a few here on this continent that I could handle spontaneously combusting...


27 posted on 11/24/2011 2:58:07 PM PST by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: Argus
When I was still a drinking man.

Sorry to hear about the wagon (he says while sipping grappa.)

28 posted on 11/24/2011 2:58:23 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: IrishPennant

lol


29 posted on 11/24/2011 2:59:04 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Pimp your blog for hits on Free Republic!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I thought spontaneous combustability stopped happening once the WEEKLY WORLD NEWS ceased publishing?!


30 posted on 11/24/2011 2:59:37 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Ahhh, grappa...

Happy Thanksgiving!


31 posted on 11/24/2011 3:08:22 PM PST by Argus
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
After a while he started screaming.

I always find it embarrassing when I catch fire, and don't even notice it until a couple of minutes later.

32 posted on 11/24/2011 3:11:21 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Argus

Happy Thanksgiving!

(In Europe you can get grappa in your cappuccino!)


33 posted on 11/24/2011 3:26:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: RightOnline; RJS1950

Well, I was obviously misinformed. It’s called spontaneous human combustion (SHC) but not St. Elmo’s Fire. Thanks for correcting the error.


34 posted on 11/24/2011 5:01:29 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: bigbob

I had a Reader’s Digest book called Mysteries of the Unexplained. The story of Mary Reeser scared me as a kid:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Reeser


35 posted on 11/24/2011 7:41:14 PM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: decimon; Daffynition; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Spontaneous human combustion — or maybe this guy just didn’t hear that South Vietnam has fallen.

Thanks DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis.


36 posted on 11/24/2011 7:42:43 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

37 posted on 11/25/2011 5:10:54 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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