I learned something new today and it is summed up by the word “Pyrophoric”
This came about from watching a bigclivedotcom video which investigates the contents of some common NiMh batteries as used in solar lights.
These batteries are in everything but even fully discharged, these batteries are a fire risk as the contents will spontaneously ignite when exposed to air!
Just to keep you on your toes it seems to take a little while to reach the red-hot and on fire stage.
Fast forward to 16 minutes to hear mild panic and see the use of the “explosion containment pie dish”