11. Natural gas
It’s worth noting that anything, including your house, that uses natural gas can potentially become a bomb.
12. Soda bottles
Explode when shaken too much, particularly when dropped during excessive shaking.
13. Wood stove
Numerous homeowners have blamed backdrafting (which provides oxygen) and unburned gasses (which newer stoves are designed to prevent) as the causes of minor explosions that can fill the room with dust and ash.
14. Non-oven-safe glass containers used in the oven or microwave
Looks like you’re eating out after all.
Hot water boilers have TPR valves just like water heaters. Good thing to test periodically.
16. Portable propane tank (for barbecue grill)
Carelessness can turn your meal of seared tuna into a summer on a seared patio.
Boring, old baking flour is highly flammable and has the potential for explosive flare-ups.
18. Botulism-tainted canned food
A bloated can (or jar) is bad. An exploded can is much, much worse.
19. Carpenter ants
The next time you’re at a dinner party in Southeast Asia, you can wow the other guests with your knowledge of nine species of local carpenter ants that can literally blow themselves up to kill their rivals.
20. Water and hot oil
You never see this on TV cooking shows, but many a home chef knows the sting (and sound) of water droplets hitting a pan of hot oil.