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At What Temperature Does Paper Burn / Ignite / Combust?

Ray Bradbury’s famous dystopian novel, Fahrenheit 451, takes its title from the alleged temperature at which paper burns. Written in 1953, the book is set in a futuristic America where books are banned and are actually set on fire by ‘firemen’ in order to censure citizens, destroy culture and suppress knowledge. The novel was a …

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