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Life Imitates Animation August 15, 2013

Posted by geoff in News.
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Doctors say an Indian infant is emitting combustible gas through its pores and bursting into flame.

In a rare medical condition, a three-month old baby boy from the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu keeps catching fire spontaneously. The bizarre incident has stunned local doctors, and spooked the villagers who blame paranormal forces for the phenomenon, local media report.

Rahul, second son of farmhands Karnan and Rajeshwari from Villupuram village, seemed as healthy and normal as any other baby at birth. But since then, the baby reportedly burst into flames at least four times, beginning when he was just nine days old.

Poor kid (though fortunately they seem to have figured out how to prevent it), but wow – straight out of The Incredibles:

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