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Can A Baby Just Burst Into Flames?

Hits: 3054 | Rating: (3.4) | Category: Weird | Added by: drawman61
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Male, 18-29, Canada
 811 Posts
Saturday, January 25, 2014 2:59:54 PM
Is it that nun again?

Male, 50-59, Canada
 26693 Posts
Friday, January 24, 2014 7:05:17 PM
Sounds like classic 'Munchausen by proxy syndrome' to me. @Squrlz4 is correct!

It's usually the mother doing it. Hard to say if the father's in on it too, or just plain dumb.

MSBP is a terrible thing! Stories like this just feed the urge...

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4243 Posts
Friday, January 24, 2014 4:05:21 PM
There may be an innocent explanation in that, you know, they're applying something flammable (that they don't know is) to the baby's skin and then smoking near it? Or perhaps they're applying something to the skin that reacts with the detergent residue on the sheets, or whatever?

But, nah, likely one or both of them are just lighting him up. I think Squrlz4Sale nailed it: MBPS.

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 725 Posts
Friday, January 24, 2014 3:30:48 PM
Every time Obama tells a lie, a baby bursts into flames.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 162 Posts
Friday, January 24, 2014 12:10:02 PM
your baby is an f-ing superhero. FLAME ON!

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 425 Posts
Friday, January 24, 2014 8:13:04 AM
Poor thing :(

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Thursday, January 23, 2014 3:25:55 PM
@ Draculya: I'm with you. That child should be removed from that household ASAP. I have no doubt that a hidden video camera would reveal the husband or wife swabbing the baby with lighter fluid or something similar and applying a match.

Munchausen by proxy syndrome (MBPS) is a known disorder of parents and has been documented countless times. Spontaneous human combustion? Puh-leez.

Madduck, you were asking for someone to point out fault with this DM article, so here it is: The article violates the principle of Occam's razor. Rather than attributing this poor child's burns to what is almost certainly a case of child abuse by a mentally-ill parent, the reporter here attributes the cause to an implausible phenomenon that's never once been documented.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2288 Posts
Thursday, January 23, 2014 3:23:39 PM
The explanation is simple. This is the anti-christ.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 532 Posts
Thursday, January 23, 2014 2:36:40 PM
Spontaneous Combustion or mentally ill parents , you decide!

Male, 40-49, Asia
 12767 Posts
Thursday, January 23, 2014 10:26:13 AM
I'm not buying the parents' story.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:40:24 AM

Burn baby, burn
Disco inferno

Male, 18-29, Canada
 2430 Posts
Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:26:43 AM
"Foul play appears to have been ruled out, with Karnan Perumal saying that he and his wife would never be 'crazy [enough] to burn our own baby'."

Really? THAT's all it takes to dispose of suspicion?

Male, 50-59, Europe
 946 Posts
Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:22:26 AM
He's a Firestarter. A twisted Firestarter. ....and an instigator, to boot!

Female, 50-59, Europe
 6133 Posts
Thursday, January 23, 2014 8:56:04 AM
More worrying than the article- is the fact that the DM has apparently published a piece of writing which does not make me explode with fury... how strange. I would like a bit more information- but at first glance this seems fairly balanced- for the love of God- SOMEONE POINT OUT THE FLAWS!!!!..

Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Thursday, January 23, 2014 8:55:28 AM

It's all that hot curry.

Male, 50-59, Europe
 6291 Posts
Thursday, January 23, 2014 7:04:53 AM
Link: Can A Baby Just Burst Into Flames? [Rate Link] - Mother claims this one did four times

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