just put out a fire (small one), set by E in the microwave. The cause? A plastic colander filled with a stuffed bat, tennis ball, 2 foam balls, a car, a metal whistle, and a wooden train car. He used our ottoman to stand tall enough to put it in, and set the time for 99 minutes before pressing start. He ran into the living room screaming, "I'm sorry! I'm sorry!" and I turned around to see sparks and flame. Nice.
Truth is often stranger than fiction; especially when you have small children.