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Asked by n00bpwner69 to Lee, Darren, Krystal, Tara, Upulie on 13 Jun 2011.
Keywords: flameable, pancreas
I don’t know if anyone has done an experiment to test that! I would guess not, cause most of your internal organs are pretty wet and slippery.. not particularly good fire-starting material. When I was about 8 or 9 I was fascinated (and also terrified) by the idea of spontaneous combustion – so i hope my pancreas isn’t flammable!
For anything to burn it needs an oxidising agent such as oxygen, a fuel and a heat source such as a spark.
The pancreas naturally has neither of these. So, no, it is not flammable.
And neither is any other internal organ, in case you felt the need to experiment!
I am not aware of this experiment being done. However:
Most of our tissues and organs are made of water and carbon based chemical. Water is not a fuel, but many of the carbon chemicals are. I would expect that if oxygen is present and enough heat is applied (say in a furnace) that a pancreas would burn. However I don’t know for sure because I haven’t done the experiment and am not an expert on the pancreas.
Under normal circumstances, no burning pancreas… but if you put it in a hot enough furnace things would certainly start to get interesting…
I guess if you’re talking about a pancreas in a body,it probably isn’t flammable.Like most organs, a pancreas is pretty wet,being made of tissue and nutrients – which are mostly made of water anyway!There are also no heat sources in the body that could set it alight.But if you removed the pancreas from a body,and dried it out and put it into,say, a fire, it might burn. I don’t reccommend trying it,though..
that is gross but i guess you cant burn an organ … i still wouldnt want to try it.
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