Luckily, I went home for lunch today. It turns out that while keeping the burner on low last night, the flame went out. I didn't turn the burner off, so for about 15 hours, the gas was on. When I opened the door at lunch, I immediately figured out what was going on and opened all the windows. It is nice and cool in DC today and hopefully I avoided disaster!
But this isn't the first stupid kitchen trick I have performed - I have also decided to try and slice my finger off with a knife because I wasn't paying attention, or cleaning the stove top right after taking the pot off. What else have you all done that made you feel like you were going to be the next receipient of the Darwin Award?