Can someone explain with SCIENCE, how this glass jar just exploded in my bathroom while I was taking a shower, and ended up almost entirely on the other side of the shower curtain?
I have/had an Ikea glass jar
in my bathroom, that was holding some decorative fake mossy green balls. It was sitting on a glass wall shelf. The lid sat lightly on the top - it was not air tight. Bathroom does get mildly steamy - I live alone in a studio condo, so I usually shower with the doors open and the fan on, so it doesn't really get very steamy.
I hear some cracking, exploding, and suddenly there's glass under my feet while I'm taking a shower. My shower curtain was closed. On the side closest to the plumbing, the shower curtain wraps around in the tub, so there's not much room there. I leave it open a few inches on the far side.
There is about 2-3" between the shower curtain and the ceiling. Somehow, this jar flew and crashed on the far side of the tub. There is zero glass on the floor or on the bathmats. But somehow, the lid ended up a few feet away.
I assume steam broke the glass, but how the hell did it end up broken entirely in the tub?! Did my glass jar fly? Is a ghost trying to kill me? What the hell just happened?!
Pictures of the crime scene here
(note the shiny parts on the floor are not glass - they're water drippings from me running to escape)