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The Human Torch Makes His Spectacular Dive

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Like a flaming comet, the diver, Jake Cox, plunges fifty feet from a tower into a pool of gasoline. The instant his blazing body touches the surface of the lake, the inflammable liquid is ignited, so that he seems to have plunged into a roaring volcano. He has actually done so—for the fraction of a second—but before the spell bound spectators can collect their thoughts, he has already reappeared on the surface, forty feet away from the burning liquid