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Biz: Note to self: Inexpensive ceramic bowls placed in microwave and set to "baked potato" will violently explode blowing the newly dented door open and sending clay shrapnel careening throughout the kitchen.

Oh no, Biz! Cheaply made ceramics are probably still pourous and held water. When you heated up the bowl, the water expanded and blew up the bowl!

As a kid, I used to camp and backpack a lot. Once, I put a rock I found in the river on the edge of my campfire. It exploded for the reason I gave above. Scary!

# — 18 November, 2003