The most popular tale on the BBC website today is that of the exploding watermelons in China.
Debate is raging as to the cause of this. Some blame chemicals added to help bring the melons along faster but other point out that melons not sprayed have been exploding.
This brings me back to my experience of exploding food stuffs.
One winter night in I decided to roast some chestnuts in the oven. I put the baking tray into the oven and then promptly forgot about them. A few minutes later I heard a sound which could only be described as that of a depth charge going off coming from the kitchen. I went in to inspect the damage but there was none! Remembering the chestnuts I removed the tray and left them to cool down a bit.
A few seconds later I heard the same sound and went to investigate. The place was covered with chestnut shrapnel. I had forgotten to pierce the nuts to let the air out! Not a mistake I will make again!