Just like the title says . . .
Last year for Easter, a good neighbor whom we're friendly with dropped off a couple of very special hand-carved Easter eggs. (Two, brown, hard-bolied, eggs with intricate designes scratched onto the eggs.) The white scratches were simply amazing. Well, the eggs were kept in a relatively cool place all year. Taken out this year, they were left on the table for several hours. I went to bed. Next thing I know I hear a loud pop! It sounds exactly like a light-bulb exploding. So I check the bulbs. All are fine. By now I'm starting to suspect that my pathetically passive-aggressive upstairs neighbor might have dropped a light-bulb onto the floor.
Most of the time he's actually an O.K. neighbor. Every now & then he gets drunk and feels like doing housework after midnight. Bit more investigating, turns out one of the two eggs from last year literally exploded. I have a sneaking suspicion that the change in temp. and it's age were a big part of the reason why it exploded. I took a look inside what was left of the egg. It was actually white inside. No discoloration, and no foul smell either. Perhaps the change in temp. created pressure on the inside. With no way to slowly release it, pressure built up until the egg exploded. But that's just my theory.
If anyone has another idea, please let me know. Never thought I might need goggles before handling Easter eggs. Never a single issue with my large collection of lights running on CR123 cells. Nor my small collection of models running on 18650 rechargeable cells that aren't sold in stores to the General Public. No, my experience as a flashaholic with something exploding turns out to be an Easter egg. (Go ahead. Laugh! That's what I'm doing.)