Is that a fire in your pants, or…

05Mar08

wonder-sauna-hot-pants1.jpgIn an apparent occurrence of one of my great childhood fears—human spontaneous combustion—a 55-year-old Polish man was bicycling along minding his own business when he burst into flames. Well, more precisely, his pants caught fire for no discernible reason, resulting in second-degree burns to his legs, back and stomach. “One hypothesis so far is that the fire could have been caused by a reaction between sweat, the material in his trousers, and friction.” Sign me up for some organic pants. [Treehugger]



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