Not too long ago, spontaneous human combustion (SHC) was accepted by the general public as something to really crap your pants about. People were catching fire and scientists couldn't figure out what was going on. So what is spontaneous human combustion? It's basically exactly what it sounds like - suddenly, you just explode. In fact, people are still spontaneously combusting every once in a while, and there's still no definitive answer why.
A lot of what's been written about SHC focuses mostly on mysterious, fiery deaths and the gruesome remains left behind. And for obvious reasons - everyone knows SHC sells. But there is a slew of weird points in its lively history, interesting tidbits that are often forgotten or ignored in favor of the crazy fact that someone just went up in flames for no good reason. So, for the record, here are a bunch of weird and often overlooked spontaneous human combustion facts to give you some insight into what happens to your body if you spontaneously combust.