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Rocks Found on Beach Mysteriously Catch Fire in Woman's Pocket
Yahoo ^ | 18 May 2012 | CECILIA VEGA

Posted on 05/18/2012 12:58:36 PM PDT by shove_it

A California mother is recovering from second- and third-degree burns after colored rocks her family collected from a southern California beach unexpectedly caught fire while in her shorts pocket.

"We were talking about who was going to pick up the babysitter," Lyn Hiner said today on "Good Morning America." "And all of a sudden something hot on my leg just sort of started to bother me so I started thinking it was a bug bite, so I started slapping it and the next thing I know my pants were on fire."

The harmless-looking, green- and orange-colored rocks, which Hiner's daughters found Saturday on San Onofre State Beach in southern California, are now the subject of an intense scientific investigation.

Hiner, 43, had put the rocks in her pocket after they left the beach. As she and her husband, Rob Hiner, were preparing to go out later that evening, the rocks suddenly erupted in her pants.

Rob Hiner, who appeared on "GMA" alongside his wife at the Santa Ana, Calif., burn center where she is being treated, said the couple had no idea what was happening.

"It was just this bright intense flame," he said. "We didn't know what it was. Our first response was just to try to pat it out.

"But, In trying to pat it out, it wasn't going out so the next thing was just to try and drop and roll and eventually we just tried to tear her shorts off and got them off of her," he said.

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Ooohhhh boy, this autta be good ...

Video at link (post mamma flambe)

1 posted on 05/18/2012 12:58:40 PM PDT by shove_it
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To: shove_it

Does this deserve’breaking news’?


2 posted on 05/18/2012 1:00:22 PM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: shove_it

Don’t phosphorous and sodium burn when dry? Or is just sodium.

‘rocks’ dried - ignited.

??


3 posted on 05/18/2012 1:02:45 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: shove_it
Old yes, breaking, no.
4 posted on 05/18/2012 1:03:52 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: shove_it

That’s one way to get your rocks off.


5 posted on 05/18/2012 1:05:00 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: shove_it; shibumi

6 posted on 05/18/2012 1:05:55 PM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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To: shove_it; ken5050; Vendome; CharlesWayneCT
so I started slapping it and the next thing I know my pants were on fire

If I had a nickle for every time I've uttered that exact phrase, I would be multimillionare rich.

7 posted on 05/18/2012 1:06:49 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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To: Salamander

Who is the dude in that picture? I keep seeing it posted.


8 posted on 05/18/2012 1:07:35 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: shove_it

Hot Pants!


9 posted on 05/18/2012 1:08:21 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: shove_it

When she wakes up the next day, she might find out that she has super powers!


10 posted on 05/18/2012 1:09:05 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Lazamataz

Laz, your comment was a perfect end to the week.


11 posted on 05/18/2012 1:09:20 PM PDT by wbill
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To: Lazamataz

ROTFL!!!


12 posted on 05/18/2012 1:11:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: wbill

:)


13 posted on 05/18/2012 1:12:16 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
I FR searched it every which way and got nada.
14 posted on 05/18/2012 1:13:52 PM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: shove_it
In the interview the husband said “eventually we just pulled her shorts off”. I think that would be my first reaction, they were at home in their kitchen.
15 posted on 05/18/2012 1:14:00 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Salamander

Not aliens. She just found the rocks from the Temple of Doom. That’s all.


16 posted on 05/18/2012 1:14:18 PM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: A.A. Cunningham
I FR searced it every which way and got nada.
17 posted on 05/18/2012 1:14:29 PM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Larry Lucido

Giorgio A. Tsoukalos.

He’s the crazy sumbitch on the History Channel who credits *everything* not immediately explainable to “ancient aliens”.

What’s really funny is watching the series episodes from beginning to end.

When the series starts, his hair is quite normal and well groomed.

As his theories get wilder, so does his hair.

It’s kinda like watching “Airplane”.

:)


18 posted on 05/18/2012 1:15:16 PM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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To: Lazamataz
"If I had a nickle for every time I've uttered that exact phrase, I would be multimillionare rich."

LAZ - Thank goodness you survived so that you can still be here with us!!! :-)

19 posted on 05/18/2012 1:16:28 PM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: Larry Lucido
Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
20 posted on 05/18/2012 1:16:46 PM PDT by RMDupree (I'm not really here.)
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To: shove_it

She wearing 70’s hot pants?


21 posted on 05/18/2012 1:16:58 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Publius Valerius

Phosphorous.

Happened to some dummass kid at our high school as well.

The chem teacher was showing the class how phosporous burst into flame when exposed to air, and the kid thought it was so cool, he tried to steal some in his pants pocket.


22 posted on 05/18/2012 1:17:10 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Blueflag
Elemental sodium and potassium react violently with water and explode. Phosphorus will burn even when wet, though I'm not sure what it takes to start it burning.
23 posted on 05/18/2012 1:17:43 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: Larry Lucido

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/ancient-aliens


24 posted on 05/18/2012 1:18:23 PM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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To: Publius Valerius

25 posted on 05/18/2012 1:20:03 PM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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To: shove_it

Sounds like a potential alternative energy source to me. Maybe she can finagle a contract with Obama’s Department of Green Energy.


26 posted on 05/18/2012 1:20:17 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: shove_it

Well, whose shorts haven’t been on fire at one time or another? Usually after eating hot peppers.


27 posted on 05/18/2012 1:20:17 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Salamander

LOL! We watch Ancient Aliens sometimes. That is those guys answer to every thing that comes up, ancient aliens did it!


28 posted on 05/18/2012 1:21:09 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Blueflag
Don’t phosphorous and sodium burn when dry? Or is just sodium.

Posphorus burns when dry. It should be kept wet for storage.

Sodium slowy oxidises when dry. In the presence of water, it burns intensely. It should not be kept wet for any kind of storage.

29 posted on 05/18/2012 1:22:53 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy
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To: Idaho_Cowboy
Phosphorus will burn even when wet, though I'm not sure what it takes to start it burning.

Be careful not to wet your pants when packing phosphorus rocks.

30 posted on 05/18/2012 1:23:03 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: shove_it

31 posted on 05/18/2012 1:23:34 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: RMDupree; Salamander

Thanks. :-)

Ancient aliens. Sounds reasonable.


32 posted on 05/18/2012 1:24:45 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Yesterday is “old”?


33 posted on 05/18/2012 1:25:27 PM PDT by NathanR
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To: Ditter

:]

34 posted on 05/18/2012 1:25:27 PM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Yep, don’t get your phosphorous storage mixed up with your sodium metal storage...

Sodium metal should be kept in something besides water that protects it from the air. IIRC, my chem teacher kept it in alcohol.


35 posted on 05/18/2012 1:25:33 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Salamander

Heh. Nice.


36 posted on 05/18/2012 1:25:58 PM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: shove_it
Liar liar.........

Is that a fire in your pocket,or are you just happy to see me???
37 posted on 05/18/2012 1:26:53 PM PDT by pricilla (one should always try to be smarter than the equipment one is operating - Amajato)
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To: shove_it

People need to stop smoking Crack!


38 posted on 05/18/2012 1:27:01 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless and useful idiots.)
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To: Larry Lucido

I’m tired of over-thinking things so I’m just going with ‘ancient aliens’ from now on.

Simplify.

;D


39 posted on 05/18/2012 1:27:32 PM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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To: shove_it

The most important line in the story...

eventually we just tried to tear her shorts off and got them off of her,” he said.


40 posted on 05/18/2012 1:27:56 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: NathanR

It was a new day yesterday but it’s an old day, now.

\flute solo

:)


41 posted on 05/18/2012 1:29:19 PM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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To: Publius Valerius

Obviously, I love that meme generator site...LOL


42 posted on 05/18/2012 1:30:37 PM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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To: Salamander

Those ancient aliens were quite advanced compared to these modern aliens, who are only into anal probing. Probably the result of 30,000 years of don’t ask, don’t tell.


43 posted on 05/18/2012 1:31:12 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: shove_it

The libs will blame it on the nearby San Onofre nuclear power plant.


44 posted on 05/18/2012 1:31:54 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The TEA Party is my cup of tea.)
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To: Salamander
I think they might be on to something with that line of thinking! :D Jack Russel Terriers only go back as far as the mid 1800’s but they have done a lot of damage in that length of time.
45 posted on 05/18/2012 1:32:12 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: pricilla

Cue Bob Seger

Here comes old Rosie she’s looking mighty fine
Here comes hot Nancy she’s steppin’ right on time
There go the street lights bringin on the night
Here come the men faces hidden from the light
All through the shadows they come and they go
With only one thing in common
They got the fire down below


46 posted on 05/18/2012 1:32:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: tet68

That’s why I included it as the punch-line.


47 posted on 05/18/2012 1:32:43 PM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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48 posted on 05/18/2012 1:34:01 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Lazamataz

Laz...you’re a pig!


49 posted on 05/18/2012 1:34:23 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Larry Lucido

50 posted on 05/18/2012 1:35:03 PM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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