I switched on the standard lamp in the lounge this morning, as it was quite overcast at 5:00am. And the lightbulb blew.
Not an unusual occurrence, they do occasionally go 'pop' and you think 'Oh, better go get another bulb'.
Not this one. There was an almighty 'BANG!', 'FLASH!' and then a shower of gently falling pieces of glass, as the top of the bulb blew off like a particularly gruesome US execution in 'Old Sparky' (or like this chap, perhaps).
Not the sort of thing to start the morning with, I have to say. Gets the heart pumping, though...