Am I the only one but I have just experienced an exploding potato.
I was cooking chicken kievs in the oven. Normally I would use real potatoes but I had run out so I opened a tin of them. Put a few next to the kievs to crisp up. Then when the required 35 mins was done I went to fork them onto my plate and BANG !! the fucking thing went off on me, spitting hot fat all over the place. I can only conclude that some water was still in the potato which then got into the fat and super expanded. Luckily I was wearing glasses or I might have been blinded