A couple of weeks ago, in and amonst the days of unbearable heat and humidity, we had a thunder storm. And, during that thunder storm, I heard the loudest, and most earth-shattering clap of thunder I have ever heard. (But, apparently, I am the only one who heard it because no one else who lives even remotely close seems to recall the loudness.) The entire house shook! Really. (Why is there never anyone around when I need confirmation?)
Even though no one else was around to experience this, I do have proof that it was earth-shattering, or, at the very least, glass-shattering.
I'll have to do a little re-creating here, but bear with me. I had a glass with an asparagus plant sitting on a ledge in the enclosed porch area. It looked something like this:
The glass is fairly sturdy, and the ledge is not very high.
The next day, (the storm was at night, and it was dark outside), this is what I found:
This was the biggest piece. It's not a great photo, but you can kinda see how the glass shattered inside itself.
In my re-creation, I really wanted to knock the glass onto the floor, just to see what would happen, but I didn't want to risk losing another glass. They have broken before, but never shattered quite like this!